The Savbor food fair has been consolidated by its drive and vitality as the great referent of the Spanish label products in Miami, a sample that started today with about a hundred exhibitors looking at the US market.
Organized by the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce, Savbor opened its doors at the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC), which has become a suitable platform to generate business opportunities for professionals in the Spanish agri-food sector.
From organic preserves, olive oils and artisanal wines to nuts and gourmet mineral water, the Spanish food of first quality, its flavors and aromas, summoned many importers, distributors and public eager to test brands of recognized quality.
Two days of fair that, in this fourth edition, will serve to take the pulse to star products and that the Spanish businessmen formalize contacts with importers similar to their interests.
Taking advantage of the pull of the Spain brand in the United States, the Galician Connorsa canning company has been planted at this fair hoping to find the right importer for its Cabo de Peñas brand in its gourmet or octopus line, “With a healthy and quality product,” Carolina Lumbreras, director of export, told Efe.
“Exporting is a priority for us and here in Miami we have options to find buyers to win new markets,” said Lumbreras, who highlighted the preserved tuna, mackerel, mussels and sardines in olive oil as the most in demand.
Sabela Cidras, Director of Export of El Nogal, emphasized the “high quality” of the nuts that this company founded forty years ago takes care of and mima, with a mix of nuts (almond, walnut, sultana and Hazelnut) for salads which is a complete success.
The most surprising product of the fair is a semi-dry white wine of fermented banana with delicate nuances, fresh and clean aroma and 12.5% alcohol produced by Platé (Canary Islands).
Carlos Guevara and Cristian Ramos, architects of this nectar of banana must macerated and fermented for about 45 days, and then filtered, are looking for an importer and exporter in Miami who falls in love with their product.
Two Spanish wineries present at this Florida fair are ViniGalicia and Linea de Garsea, with wines of limited production and careful, high expression.
In the case of Linaje de Garsea, we are talking about the third generation of wine producers in Ribera del Duero: “wines without fertilizers or drip irrigation, very natural and with authentic wine yeasts,” Efe Juan García said. Its bet is aimed at wines outside the market trend.
“The easy thing is to make a wine like the one that the market wants. We make another type of wine,” García said, adding that the winery is an official supplier of the Casa Real.
Elisa M. López, export director of ViniGalicia, presented at the fair a range of albariños, godello and mencía that deserve a chapter by piece.
It is a family business founded in the 1940s with strains in the four denominations of origin of Galicia and with a menu of Ribeira Sacra made without clarification of egg white, the first of its kind oriented towards the vegan consumer (do not consume Animals, dairy products, eggs and honey).
Despite the difficulties of attracting and concentrating in two days of food companies interested in buying products from Spanish companies, the executive president of the Spain-USA Chamber of Commerce, Javier Pérez-Palencia, expressed to Efe his satisfaction with the “sum of efforts “And the” solid image “of Spanish imprint products in the United States.
Thus, in the line of oils, Lérida Olibae’s family oil mill presented an exclusive line of exquisite oils, extra virgin, fragrant and first-class oils with which they hope to attract importers specialized in products of limited and careful production.
The Iberian ham, on the occasion of the Fermín brand, could not be missing from the sample, or products such as the Numen artesian mineral water, for the high-end catering industry, a very little mineralized water that is served in prestigious restaurants.
Another brand for the distributor in the Florida market and whose motto “preserve nature” is the company Ibsa, original of the Bierzo, which has been working since 1970 with sauces free of preservatives, dyes and gluten, such as homemade fried tomato , Roasted peppers or pisto with tomato.
The showcase offered by Savbor will allow all these Spanish companies to advance in their commercial relations with the United States, where the interest for the Spain brand is growing.