HUELVA, 12 (EUROPA PRESS)
The ‘Tasting of Books, Wine and Jabugo’ has arrived in Madrid for the first time in the history of the Ibero-American Cultural Autumn (OCIb) in its fourteenth edition. The Argo Club was this Thursday the place chosen to enjoy this unique event that combines literature with the best of Huelva gastronomy.
The tasting has been convened by the Ibero-American Cultural Association (ACI) and the Ibero-American Press Correspondents Association (ACPI), with the collaboration of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Junta de Andalucía and the County of Hueva and Jabugo PDOs.
The literary part of this meeting has been composed of a cultural event of the first magnitude such as the presentation of the collection of Ibero-American narrative ‘Iberletras’, co-edited by Editorial Contexto, from Chaco (Argentina), and the Ibero-American Cultural Association, from Huelva (Spain).
Iberletras is presented with the first eight titles that start it with works by authors from six different countries. From Argentina, Francisco Tete Romero with ‘Fantasmas del Paraná’ and Pedro Solans with ‘Where to fall dead’; from Colombia, Marta Quiñónez with ‘On the stones of the water river’; from Cuba, Marta Rojas with ‘Las campanas de Juana la Loca’; from Spain, Piedad Santiago with ‘The year that there was no spring’ and Hipólito G. Navarro with ‘So many times an orphan’; from Mexico, Will Rodríguez with ‘Hijo de Sándor’; and from Uruguay, Teresa Korondi, with ‘Run, run’.
For its part, the wine tasting was led by Antonio Izquierdo, secretary general of the Huelva County Protected Designation of Origin, who presented the orange wine, venerated upon the arrival of those attending the event, which was followed in the tasting by a wine young, a fragrant and a generous, whom he described, respectively, as the prince, the king and the emperor of the County wines.
The cutting and tasting of Jabugo ham was directed by Lucía García, head of the Communication Department of the PDO Jabugo, who highlighted the uniqueness of the free-rearing process of the Iberian pig in the pasture, as well as the characteristics of the curing of the ham, whose authenticity guarantees the seal of the Denomination of Origin.
Among those attending the event were numerous correspondents from the Ibero-American and foreign press in Spain, and personalities from the diplomatic world, such as the Coordinator of the Ibero-American Cultural Space of the Segib, Enrique Vargas, and several representatives of Ibero-American embassies. Also characters from the world of culture, such as Andrés Rábago (El Roto), who currently exhibits his paintings within the framework of the Ibero-American Cultural Autumn-OCIb 2021.
Within the framework of the OCIb – Ibero-American Cultural Autumn – the ‘Tasting of Books, Wine and Jabugo’ is held in Huelva, an original initiative that unites an outstanding literary event with the gastronomy of Huelva, represented in the wines of the County of Huelva, the first to arrive in America on Columbus’s voyages, and Jabugo ham, a product at the peak of gastronomy, considered among the most select delicacies in the world. Both are represented by the respective Denominations of Origin.
The tasting supposes “an alliance between literary culture and gastronomic culture at a level of excellence” and has once again achieved the harmonious connection between select literature and excellent gastronomy, presenting to the world an exemplary case of editorial collaboration starring outstanding Latin American storytellers, which has at the same time constituted a privileged platform for the dissemination of the qualities of two products – the Condado de Huelva wine and the Jabugo ham – that make Spanish gastronomy prestigious.
The event aims to achieve a great national and international echo for the Iberletras Collection and for two excellent products of Huelva gastronomy: the Condado wines and the Jabugo ham.