The IHGC, more international than ever

The IHGC, more international than ever

The IHGC, more international than ever

The next edition of the International Hall of Gala Ciders will have many novelties and a bigger participation of worldwide cider mills.

Due to the presentations of the event we have been making across Europe as well as our presence in the main international cider fairs worldwide, with some months ahead of the IHGC / SISGA there are already many cider mills joining in. Year by year it’s growing in participation, so with many more to be confirmed, we can greet the cider mills from six different countries such as Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain and of course Asturies. And for the very first time, Japan. For instance we will count with the presence of the cider mills Lion Ciders, Macgleo, Colemans Cider Company, Tamura Farm, as well as several Asturian cider mills who will strive to set a high standard.

The event will take place in Xixón from 29th of September to 1st of October and will include an Open Tasting Day, the SISGA Awards, a Gala Dinner and Sommelier’s day for professionals of the sector. This year promises to be one of the most successful ones in the seven years of history of this event, with a schedule full of activities already confirmed, including traditional meals, visit to industrial Asturian cider mills, traditional cider bars and many cultural activities. A three-day program with the chance of many extra activities and visits for those who would like to stay more days and know better the Asturian cider culture in all its features.

Among the novelties of this year, there is the 1st Meeting of Journalists and Specialized Bloggers, which will deepen into the informative treatment of cider in the international frame. Apart of it the Gala Dinner will be preceded by an original activity linking cider and high gastronomy, that for now we keep as a surprise.

We remind that the number of vacancies to participate is limited, so we encourage the interested cider mills left to join in as soon as possible.

1st Meeting of Journalists and Specialized Bloggers

1st Meeting of Journalists and Specialized Bloggers

1st Meeting of Journalists and Specialized Bloggers

 

It will be celebrated within the program of the VII International Hall of Gala Ciders and will be presided over by the journalist graduated in Gastronomic and Nutritional Journalism, Estíbaliz Urquiola.

LA SIDRA.- The dynamic of the International Hall of Gala Ciders (SISGA / IHGC) has taken us beyond, complementing it year after year. Since in previous editions there was a growing interest on the part of specialized media in knowing more about the cider world and the gastronomy linked to it, this year the Asturies XXI Foundation and the LA SIDRA magazine organize for the first time this First Meeting of Journalists and Specialized Bloggers. We understand that jurnalists are the ones in charge of spreading the cider culture, both information and new trends, which has always been a prioritty among the IHGC’s objectives.

The meeting will be presided over by Estíbaliz Urquiola, a journalist who graduated as an Expert in Gastronomic and Nutritional Journalism, and a journalist from LA SIDRA, will have a cost of € 50, and the program is as follows:

Saturday, 30th September.

11:30 a.m. Receipt of participants and delivery of documentation
12:00 h. Free attendance at the Open Tasting Day
3:30 p.m. Visit and guided tasting with personal interviews with producers
5:30 p.m. Free attendance at the Open Tasting Day
9:00 p.m. Espicha of confraternity  with the set of participants in the VII SISGA

Sunday 1st October

10:30 Participation in the Sommeliers Day.
13:00 Debate on diffusion and promotion of cider in the contemporary gastronomic scenario.
14:00 Preparation of consensual document
14:30 Delivery of diplomas

The journalists attending can join the Gala Dinner of Friday 29th of September with a reduced cost of 70€ instead of the regular 85. Those interested will have to make the deposit before the 22nd of September.