I have always had a personal and professional call of being very active, curious and a lover of research and sharing my works and knowledge with society. This is why I have developed a facet as a disseminator writing and publishing numerous books, guides, opinion and scientific articles throughout my life, some of which I would like to share with you.
Castilla y León Cheese Guide (1982)
Practical Guide to Spanish Cheeses I (1985)
Expert Systems Technology and its Application to the Public Sector (1989)
Valladolid Cheeses (1992)
Practical Guide to Spanish Cheeses II (1989)
The Spanish Aerospace Industry. Ministry of Industry and Energy (1993)
Technology to compete. Technological Developments that have boosted Spanish companies (2011)
Manor House in Olivares de Duero. Renacimiento Winery
Written by the historian Jesús María Pelayo and revised by the prestigious historian Julio Valdeón, it narrates the beautiful history of this family house which has also been home to the Renacimiento Winery for decades, where we make our beloved RENTO. The fact that my mother wrote the prologue to the book was, and continues to be, a source of great pride for me.
- To celebrate the silver jubilee of Bodega Matarromera we made a book with Enrique Beotas and Sergio Casquet reviewing our history with sensational texts and photos.
The Roots of a DreamWritten by my dear friend Enrique Beotas and the writer Sergio Casquet, it is a personal and human profile of myself after 48 hours of conversation with them. It was a numbered and limited edition whose profits have been destined to the Cáritas organisation.
- In this book, I share my experience as an entrepreneur and our story as a company so that the reader can take what they think they can use in their own adventure. Each adventure is unique and unrepeatable, but it is wise to take advantage of the teachings of others who have already travelled a good part of the way. Mine is a risky story, as any self-respecting journey should be, but it is also exciting and enriching, both in the successes, which have not been few, and in the failures, which have also occasionally occurred.
As a reader, you may already know that innovation is one of our main hallmarks. Given my intuition and character, I do not usually settle for what is given to me, but I always seek to go a little further, a step (or two) further, and to contribute to making a better world and a better society. Bodegas Familiares Matarromera has a specialised department since 2000, which has developed more than a hundred official R&D+I projects to date, in collaboration with universities and research centres in different parts of the world. This solid commitment has allowed us to register up to 13 different patents and publish several scientific articles:
LDL cholesterol-lowering effect of grape extract used as a dietary supplement on healthy volunteers.
Published by the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2012. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the polyphenol-rich grape extract Eminol® (700mg) on cardiovascular risk and oxidative stress indicators in a sample of volunteers. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted for 56 days on 60 volunteers. Thirty of them took 700 mg of the polyphenolic extract Eminol® (E) and 30 took the placebo (P). After comparing results, a decrease in total cholesterol levels (E: 213.77 ± 4.1 mg/dl and P: 245.57 ± 4.1 mg/dl; p 0.01) and in LDL cholesterol levels (E: 142.17 ± 3.1 mg/dl and P: 165.13 ±3.1 mg/dl; p ¼ 0.02), as well as an increase in the antioxidant capacity (E: 65.63 ±5.8 mmol TE/mg and P: 57.80 ^±7.7 mmol TE/mg; p , 0.01) and in vitamin E (E: 11.46 ± 0.5 mg/ml and P: 9.06 ± 0.5 mg/ml; p ¼ 0.018) were observed. This result reveals that Eminol® grape extract modulates the lipid profile in terms of cardiovascular risk, decreasing total and LDL cholesterol levels.
Study of the effect of vintage, maturity degree, and irrigation on the amino acid and biogenic amine content of a white wine from the Verdejo variety.
Publicado por SCI Food Agric 2014. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of three factors directly related to the amino acid content of grapes and their interaction. These three factors were the vintage and the degree of maturity as well as irrigation. Amino acid evolution was also assessed during the winemaking process along with the effect of maturity and irrigation on biogenic amine formation. Grapes of the Verdejo variety were used in this study.
Specific phenolic compounds and sensory properties of a new dealcoholized red wine with pomegranate (Punica granatum L.)
Published by Food Science and Technology International – Sage Publications 2014. Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) has a long history of human consumption as well as remarkable antioxidant and cardiovascular properties. In this work, the feasibility of providing a new functional beverage based on dealcoholised red wine supplemented by pomegranate extract was assessed. The addition of pomegranate extract to dealcoholised red wine resulted in a product with a more intense smell, acidity, flavour, and astringency but less intense berry flavour. The product’s consumer acceptance was also evaluated. The results revealed the existence of a niche of consumers willing to drink dealcoholised wine enriched with pomegranate extract.
Circadian oscillatory transcriptional programs in grapevine ripening fruits.
Published by BMC Plant Biology 2014. Temperature and UV radiation influence the ripening of Vitis vinifera grapes. The two factors fluctuate cyclically, and the strength of this fluctuation affects the grape ripening as well. In this study, the evolution of pre-ripe berries was followed over 24-hour periods to determine which transcriptional ripening mechanisms were activated at certain times of the day in different genotypes. The conclusion was that certain crops and berries may depend on circadian clocks.
Bioavailability and the mechanism of action of a grape extract rich in polyphenols in cholesterol homeostasis.
Published by Journal of Functional Foods – El Sevier 2016. In this study, the bioaccessibility of a polyphenol-rich grape extract was determined in order to shed light on the action mechanism of cholesterol homeostasis. Digestion was shown to increase the grape extract bioaccessibility. By obtaining the grape extract, a significant increase in the expression of the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLr), as well as in the intestinal cholesterol carrier (NPC1.L1) (p <0.05) was observed.