National Festival of Handmade Wines in Cuba

Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The 26th National Festival of Handmade Wines begins today in this Cuban central city with the presence of wine producers from the whole country, who will share their experiences in the making of different liquors.

Cayetano Rodríguez, president of the La Trocha Club in Ciego de Avila, told Prensa Latina that the meeting will be a space to exchange ideas on the culture and the history of wine in different regions of the island.

Rodriguez said that every province will present its best samples and a jury will award a prize to the three best wines for eight categories in competition, according to their smell, flavor and color.

He added that the event is on development, until next Sunday, with the presence of handmade producers on proper management, catadores (tasters) and specialists of the branch in the nation.

Competing in the contest there are white, pink, stained, frothy, dry, semi-dry, sweet and semi-sweet wine made by families dedicated to this activity in Cuba.

The Ciego de Avila Viniculturists Club, based on a city 430 kilometers from Havana, was founded in December 1985 and formed by 32 wine growers and producers integrate it, who prepare the liquor using tropical fruits, principally, guava, pineapple, orange and papaya fruit, among others.

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