Wine and education: Miguel Torres Foundation to fund new school in Sichuan, China


By Jim Boyce

Torres president Miguel A Torres visited Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province earlier this week to donate RMB500,000 for the construction of a new school to replace one severely damaged during last May’s earthquake. Construction of the school – Wangcang Fuqing County Torres Hope Primary School – is slated to begin this month and finish in September. This is one of numerous schools built around the world by the Miguel Torres Foundation.

Torres spoke in Mandarin at the event, which featured local entertainment, including a mask dance and a hand shadow performance. It also included a tasting of Symphony, a Muscat wine made in cooperation with Chinese producer Grace Vineyard.

On Monday, I will post an interview I did with Miguel Torres last Wednesday as well as tasting notes for Symphony.

Note: Pictured below is Miguel Torres with Alberto Fernandez, head of Torres China.

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