I was on Sunday September 24 in the 32nd shows of wines and Cavas of Catalonia (21-24 September) in Barcelona. I think I can say that the location of the Moll de la Fusta transfer to the Arc de Triomphe liked all, exhibitors and visitors.
The exhibition wants to bring together the various Catalan appellations of origin Although the domain of stands of the Penedès It was aclaparador. The image above is the official stand, the greatest of all. You can see the geographical map by regions in the image gallery.
Exhibitors set up booths forming a single Hall with the Arc de Triomf ensuring them a great decor. Some well installed, conveying the values of the brand. I was struck that of Mas Blanch i Jové, winery under the D.O. Costers del Segre (bottom photo). They brought some roots and boulders of its terroir to better explain the strong personality of its wines.
Chatting here and there, the heads of the exhibitors (36% more compared to last year with a total of 61 wineries) were satisfied the increasing affluence of public. Wine and cava which form part of the tables at home increase quality, there is a crisis or not. 145,000 people visited the exhibition.
INCAVI, the Institut Català de la Vinya i Vi, has actively participated in this 32nd edition in its outreach efforts. With the collaboration of Enomatic and the Escola d’ hospitality i Turisme (CETT), have been organized wine tastings and tasting of a selection of the best wines chosen from the participating warehouse.
The photo above is the tasting room, a space that I see small and which will no doubt think extending the next edition saw the success of the initiative: 3,500 tastings.
In addition to the quality of bottles and vintages, I always fixed in the tags. In samples as it is noticed the tendency to modern designs, either minimalist or too recherché. Oldest different wines or champagnes show this evolution, the Castell de Peralada or Juvé y Camps, For example.
My favorite are the oak leaf of Cisquella, which carry with them each terroir wines from Agustí Torelló Mata (photo above) or the label of the topographic map of the Cérvoles Estrats (D.O. Costers del Segre).
For testing, the system of tickets previously acquired from the points of sale to redeem them later in the stands. There was a covered tent prepared as a store. In general, the idea seems very good but need to determine what style wish to present. Sell bottles of €6 or €50 or more, all together, and that the submission meets all types of public, it is difficult to.