Cristina Kirchner will declare the wine as “National Drink”
Argentina, November 21, 2010
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will lead a ceremony on Wednesday where she will declare the national wine as “National Drink.” The act will be held at the Palace of the Post at 6 pm, in the Capital city.
The president wants to declare the wine as national drink of Argentina because “it is an honorable ambassador in the world and represents the pride of the Argentines that can enjoy in the domestic market world-class wines that are prestigious in other continents” according to the published by Telam.
In addition she wants to declare the wine as national drink because it is considered an element of identity of Argentina that contributes to social and economic development in the producing provinces, which are the western of Argentina” and even Argentina is in seventh place of Wine consumption per capita in the world.
It was also taken into account the rise of viticulture in the development and also generates activities that affect regional economies such as tourism, gastronomy, hotels, among others, which are ancillary to the production of wine.
Wine production includes the growth of small and medium producers, selling to the domestic market and consolidation in global markets and investment in scientific research programs to optimize the quality of the wines.
Official sources said that “The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has decided, based on the many orders received from the sector, to testify at the Bicentennial the wine as national drink.”
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