The association has been selected by Banco Mediolanum, which will double the collection made at this gastronomic event.

Next Friday, November 24, the support association for families and people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autisme amb Futur, is organizing a solidarity match with the help of Família Torres Foundation & Xerigots. It will be a pairing of four wines and eight cheeses conducted by the Xerigots and Familia Torres team.

The event will take place at 8pm in the emblematic Alfons XIII, the original winery of Familia Torres located at Carrer Comerç 21 in Vilafranca and will cost 30 euros per person. All proceeds will go entirely to Autisme amb Future. Thanks to the support of Banco Mediolanum, the entity will double the figure collected. Tickets can be purchased here:

Currently the association, which works for the inclusion and improvement of the quality of life of people with autism, provides services to more than 100 children and offers support to 200 families in its two centers, one in Vilafranca del Penedès and another in Vilanova i la Geltrú.

Xerigots is a cheese refining and marketing center based in Vilafranca del Penedès and they supply cheese to more than 400 restaurants, shops and other establishments in Catalonia and the state. Also, through their online store, they offer selections of cheese that they serve at home to end customers and organize activities to spread the culture of cheese. During its career, Xerigots has supported social and cultural activities and entities such as the Rebost Solidari, the Most Festival or the Castellers de Vilafranca, among others.

The Familia Torres Foundation was created in 1986 by Miguel Torres Carbó and his wife Margarita Riera. Since then, it has collaborated in more than 400 cooperation projects in 12 countries, promoted by public and private organizations. Currently, it is articulated in five areas of action: aid to children, women’s empowerment, improving the health of groups with needs and at risk of exclusion, the promotion of culture and humanitarian aid in natural disasters.

Last Tuesday, September 26, the historic Alfonso XIII ship was the setting for the celebration of a literary event. On this occasion, it was a poetry recital in which three authors (Mireia Calafell, Antoni Clapés and Corina Oproae) participated, within the framework of the “La Vila en Vers” festival.

Mireia Calafell (Barcelona, 1980) has published several award-winning books such as Poètiques del cos (Galerada, 2006), Costures (Viena Ediciones, 2010) and Tantes mudes (Periférico Ediciones, 2014). In 2019 she won the Mallorca Poetry Prize with the collection of poems Nosaltres, qui (La Breu, 2020). Antoni Clapés (Sabadell, 1948) is, in addition to being a poet, translator, editor of Café central for more than thirty years and promoter of several projects in the field of visual arts. In the field of poetry, Clapés has published more than twenty titles, the last of which is Clars, aquest matí, són els teus records (La Breu, 2020), a compilation of his most notable works in which he reflects about language, silence and poetry. Finally, Corina Oproae (Fagaras, Romania, 1973), also a poet and translator who has lived in Catalonia since 1998, has published A Thousand and One Deaths (La Grúa, 2016), Intermitencias (Editorial Sabina, 2018), Temprana Eternidad (Book Hunt , 2019) La mà que tremola (Balbec, 2020) and Desde donde amar (Pre-textos, 2021).

At the Familia Torres Foundation we support culture and art, being one of our priority areas of action, collaborating with cultural entities to bring culture and its benefits to the majority of the population.

After the recital, attendees were able to enjoy a glass of wine.