The leading magazine in the wine sector in Spain, MIVINO, celebrates 250 fifty copies telling the recent history of the world of wine in our country. To celebrate these two decades of life, the publication has prepared a report in its special of the month of November, which includes the faces of the most influential people in the sector during these years and who have been protagonists and witnesses of what are today the Spanish wines
Own names such as Pablo Álvarez (Vega Sicilia), Mariano García (Mauro), Carlos Moro (Matarromera) or Manuel Muga (Muga) among others, which includes our director of Bodegas Viñátigo and the only canary in the list, Juan Jesús Méndez Siverio, appear in this special of MIVINO.
The work carried out for almost three decades by our director Juan Jesús Mendez of recovery of native Canarian varieties of incalculable historical and ecological value, obtains an admirable recognition outside our borders since it feels the steps of the current quality Canarian wines.
We collect excerpt from the interview with Juan Jesús Méndez included in the aforementioned MIVINO magazine report and image captures of the full report.
MV.- What does wine mean to you?
JJ.- It is a beautiful way of living, it allows me to be close to nature, to see its evolution closely: to dream, imagine and create by helping it to express itself. The enormous interdisciplinarity of wine has also allowed me to enrich myself culturally.
MV.- How has the world of wine changed since 1996?
JJ.- The change has been very significant: the improvement in quality is widespread, the emergence of new areas with unique and quality wines is notable, and the improvement in consumer valuation has been significant. Interest in sustainability, ecology and respect for product identity has also increased.
MV.- What do you think will happen in the next 25 years?
JJ.- The sector has been growing and reaching a majority that will allow it to achieve great achievements. Progress will continue in sustainability, in the search for maximum expression of our wines in synchrony with nature, and Spanish wines will achieve the recognition and prestige they deserve.
MV.- Among your wines, which one is the most special for you?
JJ.- El Viñátigo Ensamblaje Tinto, because it is the culmination of many years of work in the recovery of minority varieties.