Malabo has become a point of reference with respect to gastronomy and wine, thanks to the exquisitely organised event of Saturday 2nd march, at which the young national company Bioko Wine Import (BWI) surprised all its guests with the staging of its latest wine tasting.
The wine tasting, with the selection made by BWI, included different wines, created using native varieties, from small producing vineyards, the selection of which they wanted to present and share through a “high end” event. Those present got to know first hand the over forty different exclusive wines from eight different producing areas: Valdeorras, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rueda, La Mancha and Arlanza, from Spain, and Portuguese wines from the regions of Douro and Alentejo. In addition, and for the first time in the country, the company presented a range of alcohol-free wines, which aroused the interest of the guests.
The event, as with those held previously, was well received by the public: over one hundred people were able to sample, try and get to know new wines. They all praised the attempt to introduce to the market different varieties with a good quality-price ratio.
The tasting event featured important representatives from Equatoguinean society, American and European diplomatic staff, and a generous number of entrepreneurs who wanted to take part in this experience, in which the culture of wine and responsible consumption was promoted. It also served as a preface to new proposals and activities that both Hotel Magno Suites and Bioko Wine Import are now organising for the coming months in 2019, including the “II Edition of the International Wine Contest” which will once again place Equatorial Guinea as a point of reference among wine producers, the specialist media, institutions, administrations and professionals in the sector. Equatorial Guinea thus has the opportunity to have wines from al over the world taking part, and to give medals to those that provide the greatest quality. It is a unique opportunity to get to know and present a collection of world wines, and transform the occasion into a good excuse to visit the country.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office