Discovering Rioja

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Discovering Rioja 

The company is producing a two hour educational documentary on the Wines of Rioja, Spain. We are looking for a native Spanish speaker (Castilian) who can read the narration in English.

Requesting quotes and audio samples.

The company is a private, not-for-profit college dedicated to providing the world's best professional culinary education.

Excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics, and respect for diversity are the core values that guide our efforts.

2008-04-02 13:53:14 GMT
2008-04-06 10:00:00 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
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Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 30 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 2 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.

Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
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English - ANY AND Spanish - Castilian (from Spain)
Castilian (from Spain)
Middle Age Female OR Middle Age Male OR Senior Female OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
The Voice Actor should have at least 5 years of experience in the voice industry.
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

Script provided by the seeker:

The mighty River Ebro ripples through Spain's most prominent wine region like a smooth and slow-moving snake. Along its banks lies some of the most valuable vineyard land in the world. Yet the region owes its famous name not to the Ebro, but to a slip of a stream, a slender tributary known as the Rio Oja.

For more than a thousand years, the people of Rioja have nurtured grapevines here, producing wines whose renown stretched far beyond the region's borders. In the Middle Ages, Christian pilgrims crossing Northern Spain, headed for Santiago de Compostela, found respite at monasteries here and helped spread the region's reputation for good wine and warm hospitality.

Today, this storied region is preparing for the future, reconciling its long winemaking history with an enthusiastic embrace of the new. Perhaps nowhere else on earth is the drive for modernity producing such head-turning architecture, such ground-breaking food, and so many winemakers with world-class ambitions.

Yet as some vintners and chefs in Rioja explore life on the cutting edge, others remain fiercely loyal to the rituals and routines of their forefathers. For the American wine lover, this dichotomy means choices galore. No wonder those who know Rioja call it the Land of 1000 Wines. As these sommeliers from America are about to discover, today's Rioja defies easy mastery. Rioja's grape growers have never had an easy time, either. In this pocket of Northern Spain, they are farming at the limits of viticulture, but that's always where wine greatness is found.

Miguel angel de gregorio:
Editor's note: My question was, with 60 or 70 Spanish DOs, what makes Rioja so special? One possibility could be to lead the narrator up to this question] ENGLISH TRANSLATION Uy! So many things. Rioja is magic. Rioja is unique and inimitable, first, because of the richness and diversity of its terroirs.

No other area in Spain has such a rich endowment of terroirs: diverse soil types, varied expositions to the sun, these mountainous elevations.

There is a second reason: we're an Atlantic climate in a Mediterranean country, in a warm and dry country.

We have our share of water shortages; in a typical year, Briones will get about 600 liters of rainfall, which is less than half of what Bordeaux gets. This is why we still grow bush vines instead of training our vines higher.

At the same time, we're influenced by winds coming in from the Atlantic. Ours is one of those climates at the limits of the viticulture. Go 10 to 15 kilometers beyond this vineyard, and grapevines won't ripen, they cannot ripen. We've already reached the limit, that limit where you'll find all the great wine-producing areas of the world: Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piedmont. They're all found in marginal climates, where vineyards almost shouldn't exist. But this is where you find aromatic complexity, that complexity of elements in perfect alignment, where vineyards using the same grape variety are nevertheless unique and impossible to duplicate. 
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The mighty River Ebro ripples through Spain's most prominent wine region like a smooth and slow-moving snake. Along its banks lies some of the most valuable vineyard land in the world. Yet the region owes its famous name not to the Ebro, but to a slip of a stream, a slender tributary known as the Rio Oja.
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