LUIS LEZA CAMPOS
Agricultural Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid
Higher Diploma in Viticulture and Enology
Currently holds the post of Head of Products Viticultural Area in the General Department of Quality Certification and Farming and Agriculture of MAGRAMA.
His work is developed in the field of recognition and protection of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications for wines and spirits also.
He is currently MAGRAMA Representative of the Regulatory Council of the PDO “Jumilla”. Actively participates in working group meetings in Brussels, especially in the Wine Management Committee, Working Group and Wines Spirits Committee. Also present at meetings of various working groups of the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine) and General Assemblies of it.
Doctor Agronomist Professor of Viticulture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (since 1984). He has conducted research projects on the vine and its cultivation (Characterization of varieties, water requirements and irrigation effectiveness, training and pruning systems, soil management and cropping systems and Zoning wine). He has published, as author or co-author more than 160 scientific articles. Member of the Spanish Official Delegation to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) since 1991; Chairman of the Group of Experts Middle Viticultural environment and climate change (2007-2012), President of the Viticulture (2012-2015) Commission and now Vice President. Winegrower own vineyards in the Rioja DOCa. Contributor, as External Advisor, with wine companies for the establishment and cultivation of vineyards.
RAFAEL MARTINEZ FONT
He holds a expert in vegetal production and microbiology at the University Miguel Hernández. He is currently professor of these subjects at the Polytechnic School of Orihuela since 2000. He has worked on numerous research and development projects and published numerous articles in international journals on victiculture, Granates, etc
ADRIAN M. CUTILLAS
He has been the Director of “Murcia Research Institute and Agricultural Development and Foo”d (imida) key on the latest research related to viticulture in the Spanish East and in particular with the variety Monastrell space, on which they have done extensive research on mass selection , irrigation, clones, etc. This center also has contributed to numerous international studies with publications of all kinds and is considered one of the best connoisseurs of the variety in its current condition.
“Semana Vitivinicola” Director, dean industry magazine from July 1992.
Member of the organizing committee as Vinoélite fairs, Enomaq, Firavi, Ferevin, Intervin.
Communications consultant in different forums of wine in Spain.
International jury in contests such as Brussels and Northwest wines (Ponferrada), Noah (Valencia), Brotherhood of the Kingdom of the Monastrell (Murcia), Tempranillo al Mundo, Bacchus (Madrid), Vinitaly (Verona) Awards Competition quality Jumilla, Backus (Madrid) Tendrils (Castilla y León), Bullas Wine Competition, the World Grenache (Perpignan).
He is a member of Member of the Brotherhood of San Miguel de Catalunya, Honda Requena Winery, Brotherhood Kingdom of the Monastrell, Rioja Wine Guild, Association of Ibero-American Journalists. Agrifood Journalists Association (SEPA), Association of Wine Journalists and Writers (AEPEV) International Federation of Wine Journalists and Writers (FIJEV)
Spanish Tasters Union (UEC).
Among his awards: First Prize of Honor Fivin 1999 Gold Medal for the Defense of Culture by the Spanish Wine Federation of Winemakers 2003 Award in November 2003. Wines Ojos del Guadiana 2006 Prize Award Altos del Cabriel 2006 DiVino Award 2009. Valencian Association Sommelier Award 2013
Degree in Enology Requena School. He has been working since Mendoza Winery in Alfaz del Pi, where he has undertaken important work viticulture, development of new varieties and recovery monastrelles as those in his Chaconero Finca de Villena.
Is a freelance wine journalist contributing to Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE, Wine Companion and several other international publications. Originally from North Canterbury, New Zealand, David now lives in South Australia’s Barossa Valley where he is the principal consultant at Wine Marketing Labs, providing brand management, digital strategy and in-bound marketing services for wineries and regions across Australia. With 22 years in the wine industry his experience spans retail, wholesale, winery, secondary market and brand management. He is a sought-after judge on the Australian and international wine show circuit judging at around 10 major and regional wine shows a year. David was awarded Dux of the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial in 2011. His work in social media marketing in the wine industry has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Techcrunch and Mashable. He was also one of five businesses featured in Twitter’s initial “Twitter Business 101” benchmark study.
A degree in oenology from the School of Agriculture of Montpellier. He has worked as winemaker in Limoux and Switzerland and developed multiple research papers d’Aix en Provence, Suze-la-Rousse et Besançon and even a 2-year project in Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. Since 1997 he is responsible for projects organic farming and viticulture in the Var Chamber of Agriculture.
FRANCISCO CALVO DOMÍNGUEZ
He holds a degree in oenology from the University Miguel Hernandez and Diploma in Biology from the University of Leon. It has also been trained as a professional sommelier in the Fourth Edition of the Course of the Spanish Union of Tasters at the Chamber of Commerce of Alicante.
His work experience travel to Bordeaux, Australia, Napa Valley, Argentina, Chile, Toledo or Rias Baixas, which gives a wine cosmopolitan that matches his passion for wine.
In this case, the output will represent US Monastrell.
The current Director of Grupo Peñín tasting and its famous guide. His experience as Spanish wines may not be outstanding, but their knowledge is notable in Argentine and Chilean wines, countries where guidance has been expanding. With over 10 years experience in the guide, he is one of the best witnesses of the evolution of oenology and Spanish wines.
JUAN CARLOS LÓPEZ DE LA CALLE
Winemaker and owner of ARTADI based in Alava, Navarra and Alicante.
Oenologist by Faculty of Bordeaux, and educated in this world winemaking center, their experience is enriched with important projects since 1999 in Porto, Chile, South Africa and Alicante, where he has developed premium experience with Monastrell.
Also from Bordeaux winemaking family and extensive experience with native varieties, her life changes when it comes to Spain. Come and see the Monastrell from Heretat Cesilia cellars, where it creates a series of highly original and very successful wines. In addition to developing work with other Spanish varieties, sweet wines, etc. Participates in the tasting committee of Alicante DOP and formed as an expert in sensory analysis. He founded too Chapowines. Actually He works for MG Wine Group as technical manager in Sierra Salinas Wineries (Alicante) and Lavia Wineries (Bullas).
He studied Viticulture and Enology in Requena-Valencia.
Today, with more than 2 brothers directing the management of the vineyards and winery in Yecla. Along with Juan Pedro and Daniel Administration in Business Management. With a wide dedication to the subject of production, but still commercial representation and family support.
Relentless promoter of the Monastrell grape in the region. Mainly in the DO Yecla, but with significant experience in vineyards and wineries in Alicante and Jumilla DO.
From its Malaga muscat, promoting a high quality dry and sweet wines, Ordoñez work is outstanding in recent years in Spain. Even more so when working philosophy extends to other areas of Spain and other varieties. This has been done since Valedorras, Montsant, Rias Baixas, Rueda, Toro, Ribera del Duero, and finally Jumilla Mancha and Alicante, where he has created a very successful range of monastrelles. To his love of wine, there is also an export success very prominent in recent years has facilitated more trips to our variety ..
LUIS J. PÉREZ PRIETO
Doctor in Science and Food Technology (University of Murcia) and Agricultural Industries Agricultural Technical Engineer (Polytechnic University of Valencia).
He has participated in various international conferences such as Montpellier, Murcia, Weihenstephan (Germany), Cáceres, Granada, Valencia, Lisbon, Bilbao.
It has also made items for various international and specialized in oenology and wine profiles publications.
Winemaker of the cooperative Cooperativa Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Bullas – Murcia) since 2003.
It was and is a researcher in different studies on irrigation influences, profile Monastrell wine, table grape genetics, or oxidation in the wines of Jumilla.
Specialist in Viticulture and Enology Enology School of Madrid. Degree in Chemistry and Bachelor Degree from the University of Valencia. Doctor in chemistry from the University of Murcia. Technical and Quality Jumilla Bodegas San Isidro BSI, Director since June 1983.
Associate Professor of the School of Agricultural Engineering of Cartagena from October 2000 until September 2002, in oenology courses. Professor at the Agrifood Industry Module, Jumilla Center from September 2003 to June 2008. He has also participated in numerous research projects and published articles in even books. He has also taught at Cartagena or Jumilla.
Comes as President of the OAC Bandol, created in 1941 and one of the areas of the Monastrell defenders in France and strict rules about it. Apart from the 17 hectares of Domaine de la Begude, it brings great winemaking knowledge and experience with these wines, high quality and value.
Manager of Wines From Spain (in ICEX- Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism). It has spent years developing plans for international promotion of Spanish wines in the world and knows the image of Spanish wines, its international position and strengths of them.
Got his Agrofood Engineer Degree, as well as his Master Degree in Viticulture & Oenology, at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. In Belgium he got the WSET Diploma. In Germany and Austria the Weinakademiker certificate (with the Schloss Vollrads Award for the best results), and at London he became member of the Institute of Masters of Wine (with the Errazuriz Award for the best paper on Business of Wine). He followed other wine specialisation studies at Jerez, Beaune, Napa Valley and Bordeaux. He is columnist at magazines in Belgium and Spain, and writes for magazines in Italy, UK, Switzerland, France and USA. Co-Chair for Spain and for Sherry at Decanter World Wine Awards (UK). Chair and Senior jury at international competitions such as Concours Mondial Bruxelles, Bacchus, Copa Jerez (Spain), Mundus Vini (Germany), and others in Portugal, Czech Republic, Italy, France, etc. Elected Member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Masters of Wine, the Council of the Spanish Taster Union and the Board of the International Federation of Wine Journalists. Member of the Advisory Board of the Basque Culinary Centre. Expert at OIV for Spain. He has given several hundred lectures and tutored tastings all over the world. He works in Spanish, English, French and Italian.
Degree in Psychology and Advertising from the University of Valencia. It is commercial director of wineries Vins del Comtat (PDO Alicante)
RAFAEL DEL REY
Secretary General of the Spanish Observatory of the wine market (OEMV) and also of the Foundation for Culture of wine. Since the former has the better and more information on the sector in Spain, its evolution and its international vision. In addition, their participation in different forums and contact with international actors gives significant experience in this sector.
RAFAEL GARCÍA SANTOS
Gourmet journalist. Author of the guide “The best of gastronomy” and congresses held with that mark in Vitoria, San Sebastian and Alicante. His collaborations are extensive and wide in various means of general communication (as currently in National Radio of Spain) and specialized.
Mª JOSÉ SAN ROMÁN
One of the most renowned woman chefs in this country for years and promoter of Alicante cuisine of highest quality from the Gourmet Group. Her most important restaurant, “ Monastrell “could not miss this conference. Michelin Star in the past year. One of the most creative spaces in the city. Sanromán is also strong advocate of products like saffron, oi andl Alicante Wines DOP.
From “Maralba”, restaurant in Almansa” with a Michelin star in 2011, right on the border between the Mediterranean and the plateau. Its cuisine is a mixture of the two spaces and the restaurant has some fantastic reviews in all forums.
FRANCISCO POMARES GÓMEZ
Bachelor of Medicine and General Surgery. Faculty of Medicine, University of Murcia Doctor of Medicine and Surgery. PhD courses at the University of Murcia, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Training Program.
Specialist in Endocrinology and Nutrition, MIR training in the Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca of Murcia (1995-1998).
Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Diet Therapy. University of Murcia, 1997-1998 academic year, 50 credits (500 hours).
Currently and since September 2001: Medical Specialist in Endocrinology and Nutrition Department at the University Hospital San Juan (Alicante)
Regarding his career he has participated in numerous forums and groups related to diabetes, endocrinology and nutrition and conducted numerous research, published articles in national and international journals. These include the participation in various committees as a member of the Commission and Clinical Nutrition, University Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca.
He has participated in various research projects and clinical trials related to endocrinology. He has authored several publications in national and international journals and book chapters on these subjects. He has also been a speaker at various conferences and scientific meetings.
He has been vice president of the Valencian Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition (SVEDYN) in 2008-2012.
Isabel Gómez Aroca Foundation Award, 1997.