During a press conference Carlos Linares, mayor of Teulada Moraira, Mila Bisquert, president of the cultural Association “Amics de Teulada (ACAT) and Joan Llobell, coordinator of the 2nd short film festival presented the programme of the “Fiesta del Moscatell”. A lot of activities are awaiting citizens and visitors: photo exhibition, tasting of various drinks, short film festival, grape contest, experiences around the muscatel grape, cocktails etc.
The mayor explained that the muscatel festivity has become a tradition, taking place year after year, honouring the muscatel grape and wine. He thanked ACAT and all associations for the great programme and invites everybody to enjoy the activities which are all free of charge and there will be no registration necessary.
The festivity starts on August 23 at 7:30pm with the inauguration of the exhibition of the photo club Andragó with the title “Espejismos del moscatel de Teulada” (“Mirage of Teulada’s muscatel”) followed by the presentation of the association “Bancals de vi” and wine tasting of products of various members of the association. The wine tasting is conducted by a professional sommelier from the Valencian Sommelier Federation.
On Thursday August 24 and Friday August 25 we can enjoy the presentation of the short films which made the final in the second short film festival “Curts del Moscatell”. The first part on Thursday at 10pm and the second part on Friday at 8:30pm. Venue: Auditorio Teulada Moraira. After the presentation the audience will be invited to cocas, grapes and music entertainment.
Joan Llobell mentioned that this year more than 200 short films from 10 different countries had been sent in and only19 made the final and will be presented. The president of this year’s jury is the Valencian producer Toni Canet, who is very much associated with the Marina Alta. Prizes are as follows: audience prize 150 Euros, best short film open theme 500 Euros, best short film theme muscatel 1000 Euros. The prizes have been sponsored by ACAT, the Cooperativa San Vicente Ferrer Teulada and the Town Hall Teulada.
The president of ACAT presented Saturday’s programme. At 11am “Experience muscatel”. Everybody meets at the Cooperativa San Vicente Ferrer and off we go by carriage to the Riu-Rau Bancal Roig: cut and scald grapes… tasting of vermouth.
At 7:30pm presentation of the dancing chorus Font Santa, “xapada del vi”, blow-up castle, games and workshops for kids, muscatel grape contest and presentation and tasting of a special cocktail: “Caipirinha de moscatel” elaborated bartender David Bono, member of Mésquebarmans. The evening ends with a public dinner and dancing music by the orchestra “XTRA”. There is bar service available.
The 2nd of September is the last day of the festivity which ends with a special event, the 7th wine and gastronomy fair “Dolia”, a signature event of the Auditorio Teulada Moraira.