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THE TASTINGS FOR THE REPSOL GUIDE TO FOOD AND DRINK 2018 ARE ALREADY UNDER WAY

29/05/2017

The Repsol Guide to Food and Drink, which is split into 9 categories, has already started its annual tastings in Restaurante El Oso in Madrid, presided over by the top experts in each product. This year, there’s a new twist: they’re completely blindfold.

The tastings which have already taken place were for extra virgin olive oil tasting, presided over by the chef Paco Roncero; for tinned fish and seafood products, overseen by Miguel Vergara, the vice-president of the National Gourmet Association; for tinned vegetables, presided over by the chef Pedro Larumbe; and for hams, cured meats, and other Ibérico products, overseen by the famous ham slicer Florencio Sanchidrián.

Once again this year, these tastings – which in this latest run, are carried out blindfold – are highlighting the great quality of non-perishable Spanish produce, according to the verdicts from a committee made up of over 4,000 experts selected through the Spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy.

The Repsol Guide to Food and Drink, available digitally, will be unveiled at the end of the year, with many new products in every category: Extra virgin olive oil; Tinned fish and seafood and Tinned vegetables; Ibérico products and other cold meats; Cheeses and dairy products; Wines, Beers and Other Drinks and Other Food.