Havana, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) Chilean and Argentinian companies target Cuban wine and tourism sectors, and pursue their products to be present in this archipelago, because of the existing business opportunities and the development of gastronomy. Marketing their most significant production lines on the Cuban market is one of the main objectives of those who attended this Thursday the XV International Wine Festival at Hotel Nacional de Cuba (1-3 October).
This meeting includes samples of 14 key companies that in turn represent more than two dozen wineries around the world, especially in Spain, Italy and Portugal, but also in Latin American nations.
The export manager of Quinta de Maipú, Guillermo Calderón, said that wines from Argentina and Chile now have excellent acceptance in the tourism system of the country.
The manager said that sales of Viñas Maipo, a Chilean winery, grew at extraordinary levels in Cuba. He stated that this is a market where about 20 thousand boxes of wine produced in these two countries are delivered per year. These Latin American wines are distributed in this country by the Spanish group Freixenet (which imports and markets them, in addition to their own production).
Freixenet commercial manager, Jorge Omar Figueredo, said that in this new meeting top quality products from the Bodega Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma, California, US, owned by the Spanish group, are showcased.
Freixenet exports to over 140 countries and is the producer of the famous brand of sparkling wine (cava) of the same name. In Cuba, this group is also well known for promoting and marketing other brands of wines from Argentina, Spanish, French and Chilean wineries.