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Spanish Wines debut in Jamaica

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM
Some of the Spanish Wines that will be distributed in Jamaica by Olive International
Carmen Rives, charge d’Affaires at the Spanish Embassy (centre) is all smiles with Norma Walters, Custos of St Ann and her husband Radcliffe.
Shellie Tweedie (left), franchise holder of Miss Universe Jamaica Northeast, with Candice McCleod, Miss Universe Jamaica Northeast.
From left: Farrah Blake, social relations manager at Bahia Principe is all smiles with her colleagues Zephaniah Montague, public relations manager and Sadeera Shaw, legal officer.
From left: Verbert Sutherland, chairman of Olive International Investments, enjoys a light moment with Custos Norma Walters and her husband Radcliffe.
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The Bahia Principe Resort is now the first resort in Jamaica to serve the Castillo de Damiel line of fine Spanish wines.

The wines were introduced by distributors Olive International Investments, at a reception at the resort recently. Olive International is now the distributor in the Caribbean, Latin America, and North America, for the Spanish company Agrocampos. They will be distributing five wines in the Jamaican market - a rosÈ from syrah grapes, a white from airen grapes, a red from clavileno crianza grapes, and two reds from tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon grapes, one of which - La Reserva is of an older vintage.

The Los Pozos de Daimiel cellar, where the wines are created, is situated in the Ciudad Real province in La Mancha, the region in which Spanish novelist Cervantes set his famous novel around the adventures of Don Quixote. The relationship of that famous character is reflected in the packaging of the wines. La Mancha is also one of the Denominaciones de Origen" (Designations of origin) of fine wine in Spain.

Daimiel wine is produced under the strict regulations and control of that organisation, and each bottle of Los Pozos wine carries a label confirming conformity to those standards.