José Domingo Posada González

Category: Businessman
Birth Date: 9th may 1940 († 14th january 2013)
Birth Place: Vigo (Pontevedra)

-Secondary Education in Ourense.

-Technical Engineer in Industrial Chemistry, Vigo (1961).

-Expert industrial mechanic, Vigo (1961).

-‘Use of Radioactive Isotopes’, Nuclear reactor of the Moncloa (Madrid).    

-Enologist (Xunta de Galicia).

 Work & Activities

-President and foundation member of MARRON GLACÉ, POSADA.

-Councillor of MAPFRE, Seguros.

-General manager of “RISP, LTD.” for Champansky and wine production, Moscow (Russia).


-President of the Commission for Foreign Trade of the Chamber of Commerce in Ourense for 26 years.

-Observer of the elections in Russia (1994), representing the European Union. In 1999, he returned to the European Parliament as a deputy in representation of Coalición Galega.

-Observer of the elections in Ukraine (2004) representing the Congress of the USA.

-Deputy of the European Parliament, representing Coalición Galega (July 1993 – July 1994).

-President of the Consello Regulador de Denominación de Orixe “ORUJO DE GALICIA”. Dende abril de 1992 a decembro de 1996.

-Foundation member of the “OPRIN” (Ourense) and membe of “INORDE”.

-President of the board of directors of Caixa de Aforros Provincial de Ourense (1984-1987).

-President of the Business Association of San Cibrao das Viñas Industrial State in Ourense (60 firms) until 1984 that he gave up as he became president of the board of directors of Caixa Ourense.

-First vice-president of “CONFEDERACIÓN EMPRESARIAL DE OURENSE” (1983).

-Secretary of the board of directors of “TOMÓVIL, S.A.” (representation and distribution of FORD in Ourense from 1980 to 1989.

-Manager of “COOPERATIVA DO RIBEIRO” from 1971 to 1973.

-Managing director of “UNEXCASA” in Vigo since 1974.




-“Os viños de Galicia”, Galaxia (1st edition, 1978, 2nd edition, 1980 and 3rd edition 1981).

-“Manual de los vinos y aguardientes de Galicia”, Penthalon, Madrid (1981).

-“Metafísica del vino”, Irmandade dos Vinhos Galegos, Ourense (2001).




-He collaborated in “Bouquet” (in this magazine he published several articles related to Galician wines), “Sobremesa” and “Guía de Bodegas de España”.

-Reports and works about the industrialization of Galician mushrooms in the Second Galician Mycological Week.

-Member of the organising commission of “Jornadas Técnicas de Estudio y mejora de los vinos gallegos”. The book was published by Caixa Rural in 1984.

-He wrote articles about wines for “ABC” (Madrid) and “A Nosa Terra” (1989).

-He collaborated in “Gran Enciclopedia Gallega” in the definition of the term “viño” (1989).

-He wrote many articles in Galician newspapers such as “La Región”, “La Voz de Galicia”, “Faro de Vigo” and “Revista ECO” mainly about politics, wine and gastronomy.



 Other Interesting Aspects

-Member of the Spanish Association of Gastronomic Writers and Journalists and the Fedération Internationale de Journalistes et Ecrivains du Vin et Spiritueux (F.I.J.E.V.).

-Member of the “Liga da Saúde, o Vinho e a Nutriçao” (Lasvin, Porto).

-President of the executive committee of “Feria Vigoalimentaria” in 1987 in Vigo.

-Member of  “Amigos da Cozinha Galega” since 1988.