Silvia Abril and Lucía Jiménez extol the wine culture in Ribera del Duero

The actresses Silvia Abril and Lucía Jiménez have praised this morning the social part and the culture of wine during their participation in the III Harvest Festival organized by the Regulatory Council of the DO Ribera del Duero and the City Council of Aranda de Duero (Burgos) .

April has received the appointment of Ambassador of the Bank and the Harvest Festival, while Lucia Jiménez has been elected Ribereña of the Year.

Both join the cast of artists, including Antonio Orzco, Quequé and Quim Gutiérrez, who have been recognized for three years by this Denomination of Origin.

"We are brave and we like to bet on things that still sound strange to the sector but in the end they show that it has to be in every corner. We pair with music, cinema, gastronomy, culture, good atmosphere, art, heritage, toast at street level , because wine is a way of life, "said the head of Communication of the Regulatory Council, Rebeca Ruano.

Adapting to the festive atmosphere that was breathed, both artists have accepted these awards with humor and involvement with the audience.

"In my house you will have breakfast with Ribera del Duero, we will start and end the day with the Ribera wine," Silvia Abril announced, and then affirmed that she had discovered the importance of the social part of wine.

"I have discovered a very hardworking people but very much in favor of sharing something cultural such as gastronomy and wine," said the artist.

On the other hand, actress Lucía Jiménez, who has surprised attendees singing the song "I am not from here and I am not from there" on stage, recalled her Castilian-Leonese origin -is Segovia- and her knowledge of riverside wines , and then commit to spreading them even more.

"It is an honor and a luxury to be in Aranda, I have many friends and I really like wine, especially good wine, as my father has taught us. I have transmitted that passion and I have boasted of the Ribera del Duero wherever I go. I carry in my heart and also in the house cellar, "he joked.

He also highlighted the success of this designation of origin abroad: "born here and ours, but travels around the world and likes and that is a success, which has no borders."

The main act has ended with the traditional treading of the grapes and distribution of the must among the attendees.

The meeting was attended on behalf of the Junta de Castilla y León, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Jorge Llorente, who accompanied the president of the Regulatory Council of the DO Ribera del Duero, Enrique Pascual, the president of the Ribera del Duero Wine Route, Miguel Ángel Gayubo, and the mayor of Aranda, Raquel González.

The events of the III Harvest Festival will continue this afternoon with the delivery of the Herencia Ribera awards, the twinning with Galicia and the concerts of Luar Na Lubre and Mago de Oz.

Attendees can also taste the wine of fifteen wineries of the DO in different booths distributed by different scenarios.

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