Spanish Agriculture Minister Arias Cañete said that cava reaches about 30% of PDO wines exported (with Designation of Origin). In addition, he noted that in 2012, foreign trade of wine and grape (also bulk wine) had a positive balance of 2,600 million euros. He has also taken advantage to explain the initiatives undertaken by his Department for the wine sector fasten the path quality.

Moreover Arias Cañete stressed the “undoubted importance” of wine with distinctive quality, where Spain has 131 designations of origin and protected geographical indications, producing 40% of the Spanish average production.