The fourth edition of the international wine congress will take place from January 29th to January 31st 2024
The global meeting point will again see experts from the world of wine gather with high-profile culinary talent, from Spain and beyond.
International speakers, including Henrietta Lovell, from the Rare Tea Company (UK); Nicolai Nørregård and Alberto Segado (Kadeau**, Denmark) and Franco Pepe (Pepe in Grani, Italy), will appear alongside
Spanish representation from; Moha Nenbadallah from Etxebarri* and the team behind Nublo* in La Rioja, among others
- With a total of three Michelin stars at his Kadeau restaurants in Copenhagen (**) and Bornholm (*), Danish chef Nicolai Nørregård will talk about pairing wine with Nordic food.
- From her experience working with the top restaurants and hotels across the world, Henrietta Lovell of the Rare Tea Company in London will outline how tea can add value to a non-alcoholic beverage programme.
- Franco Pepe, known as the world’s best pizza chef, and sommelier Davide Guarino from the restaurant Pepe in Grani, will explain their approach to pizza and wine pairing.
The most important gastronomic congress in the world, Madrid Fusión Alimentos de España returns for a 22nd year and will again host the Madrid Fusión The Wine Edition Wines from Spain. Over the past three years the wine congress has established itself as a solid proposition and a perfect complement to the gastronomic congress.
A global event with a firm focus on the world of wine and a stated purpose to uncover new trends and talents while providing a forum for discussion and learning from a sector that is integral to gastronomy and culture around the world, The Wine Edition Wines from Spain was originally established to offer a new lens on the world of wine, seen in the context of the culinary sector.
The fourth edition of the important event will take place at IFEMA Madrid on 29, 30 and 31 January 2024. As in previous years, the congress will be available online, enabling audiences to attend from anywhere in the world.
As in previous years, the wine event will have a dedicated auditorium separate to the gastronomy congress, as well as an expansive area featuring wine producers, tasting opportunities, exhibitions as well as commercial presentations. To further emphasise the crucial link between gastronomy and wine, ticket holders will be able to access both congresses during their visit.
This year sees the programme of The Wine Edition Wines from Spain take on a more global character than ever before with speakers from across the world and the food and drink sector.
Speakers include Henrietta Lovell, CEO of the Rare Tea Company in the UK, who works with some of the best restaurants and hotels in the world, including Noma and Claridge’s Hotel, on non-alcoholic pairings. André Mack, master sommelier and winemaker from the US, will share insights from the American wine market; Jay Strell, wine and gastronomy consultant who will be visiting with recognised names in the world of natural wines. Completing the international line-up so far confirmed, Ivan Bell, a globally recognised designer of labels and packaging for wine, will share insights from his UK-based company Stranger&Stranger.
The audience will be able to enjoy presentations from two European chefs who, alongside their sommeliers, will outline how they pair wine with their specific area of cuisine. From Italy, Franco Pepe, the world’s best pizza chef according to World’s Chefs Awards, and sommelier Davide Guarino, will talk about wine and pizza. while the Danish chef Nicolai Nørregård and sommelier Alberto Segado, (Kadeau in Copenhagen and Bornholm) focus on wine pairing in Nordic cuisine.
In addition to the programme of presentations, The Wine Edition Wines from Spain offers a comprehensive blend of interactive and educational events. The now established structure during the three days will feature presentations, roundtables events, chats with producers and discussions looking to present a broad picture of what is happening in the world of wine.
A taste of Spain
Complementing the international line-up, a fantastic array of experts, producers, entrepreneurs and chefs from Spain will take the stage to share their views of current trends while imparting fascinating lessons on the latest developments in the world of wine.
The team behind Nublo in La Rioja, recently awarded its first Michelin star, will share a presentation focusing on their singular approach to the food and drink of the famous wine region while Moha Nenbadallah, the sommelier of Etxebarri, Spain’s foremost grill restaurant, placed 4rd on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, will talk about sulphites in wine. Other names from the national wine panorama include Pedro Ballesteros and Almudena Alberca, Masters of Wine and sommelier Ferrán Centelles.
Madrid Fusión The Wine Edition will also offer high level tasting sessions throughout the three days.
Vital to the preparation of the programme at Madrid Fusión The Wine Edition is an impressive international advisory board comprised of highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals including Pedro Ballesteros MW, Almudena Alberca MW, Ferrán Centelles (Ex Sommelier El Bulli), Pilar Cavero (Wine critic of ABC newspaper), María Naranjo (Director of food, wine and gastronomy of ICEX España), Benjamín Lana (President of Madrid Fusión and Vocento Gastronomía) and Patricia Mateo (CEO Mateo&co).
To register and secure tickets for in-person and online attendance to Madrid Fusión Alimentos de España 2024 and Madrid Fusión The Wine Edition, visit www.madridfusion.net
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