24/10/2018.- The fifth edition of festival section Cine&Vino (“Film&Wine”) started today at Valladolid’s Arts Lab (LAVA) with an opening gala hosted once again by Spanish actor José Corbacho.
In the course of the event, an Honorary Spike was presented to Carlos Moro, the vine grower and wine producer that runs the Matarromera Group: a winemaking company that perfectly embodies the evolution of the wine sector in Castile and Leon. Moro makes wines of all three DOs that collaborate in this festival section: Cigales, Ribera de Duero and Rueda. Additionally, for several years now he has remained firmly committed to research and innovation, having raised wine to a higher level and created new products like polyphenolic compounds for cooking and a line of high-end makeup articles.
Carlos Moro thanked his team for their daily work and revealed the essence of his great passion before the audience: “Water is life and I am in love with River Duero and its DO: it’s in my heart and stays with me wherever I go; this is why everyday I struggle to innovate in the world of wine and to bring out the best from our grapes.”
In the course of this special gala, awards were presented to the winning entries in the short film competition “Rueda con Rueda” (“Shooting in Rueda”). The best short filmed in Rueda was Cambio de turno, awarded a cash prize of €5,000; the best short taped in a winery, Vino en las venas, received a cash award of €3,000; and the best short film made by students is titled No hay más que una and earned a €2,000 award. The prize winners thanked the winemakers for their generosity and for the opportunity to take part in this contest and in the Valladolid Film Festival.
Once the awards were presented, the winning short was screened together with the feature-length documentary The Best Sommelier in the World, by Argentinian director Nicolás Carreras. There followed a wine-tasting session with wines from DOs Cigales, Ribera de Duero and Rueda, accompanied by a welcome cocktail served by Artesanos Alimentarios (affiliated with the quality brand Tierra de Sabor).
Seminci’s Cine&Vino is sponsored by wine DOs Ribera del Duero, Cigales and Rueda, as well as by Valladolid’s City Council and County Council, the regional Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Farming (Tierra de Sabor), Valladolid’s Arts Lab (LAVA), the veteran regional daily El Norte de Castilla and radio broadcasters Europa FM and Onda Cero. Individual daily tickets will be sold at a price of €10, including tasting sessions for 100 quality wines, a tasting of gastronomical products, attendance to the event and its corresponding film screening and participation in all scheduled events for that day in this section.