BARCELONA WINE WEEK: THE POBLE ESPANYOL OF WINE
Barcelona Wine Week (February 3-5, 2020) has arrived for its maiden edition, and it’s doing so on a massive scale.
Wine lovers and connoisseurs are going to want to stop by the Fira de Barcelona’s Montjuïc Venue before this first-of-its-kind wine trade show closes up shop on Wednesday. With an area of 19.067 m2, the event venue offers a jaw-dropping amount of space that event organizers, Alimentaria Exhibitions, have set up and organized to perfection.
Upon entering and taking a “quick” stroll around, it immediately feels like you’re experiencing a Poble Espanyol dedicated to wine: you have wines, as well as cava and other cocktails and distilled beverages, from all over Spain; for anyone who isn’t familiar with Barcelona’s Poble Espanyol, it’s essentially Spain in miniature: the open-air architectural museum has replications of 117 buildings from 15 of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain.
At BWW, there are more than 550 wineries participating, including 40 Spanish Protected Designations of Origin, and all of them happily await your visit to their stands to serve you up a taste of their products. Catalonia is the autonomous region with the biggest presence at the fair, followed by Castille de León, La Rioja, Basque Country and Navarre.
As stated on the BWW website, the goal of this first edition is to become the international showcase of Spanish wine. The fair has invited around 300 high-level international professionals from 50 countries deemed strategic for exporting, including: the United States, Germany, China, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Russia, Denmark, Colombia and the Netherlands.
The three-day event has an extensive program that includes over 50 activities ranging from tasting sessions, talks from experts, roundtable discussions, conferences, presentations and much more. There are also areas around the venue designated to gastronomy, wine books, and networking, to name a few.
It’s only one day in, and we’re already looking forward to seeing what Day 2 has to offer!
BWW 2020 INFORMATION
WHERE: Fira de Barcelona, Montjuïc Venue (Av. de Maria Cristina)
WHEN: February 3rd (10:00-19:00), February 4th (10:00-19:00) and February 5th (10:00-17:00)
TICKETS: Day Tickets (40€)
If you decide to attend, tag us on Instagram (@carrersbcn) and we just might repost your photos!
By EMILY BENSON
Photos by ISABEL TROYA