VN BARCELONA Fair – The Organic Wine Fair – 13th May

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Barcelona has been for the first time the guest city for the ecological and biodynamic wines fair. If you are interested in organic wines, in high quality and innovation, in knowing the coming trends and participating in a multi activity event, then certainly this is your place.

It has been a great success, where 1.100 professionals and visitors have come to this event. 250 ecological wines have been presented through 52 wineries and 61 exhibitors, where some of them took the chance to present some developments in natural winemaking and wines elaborated within biodynamic practices as well.

ECOmundis, who sponsors the Vinum Nature Guide, has organized the biggest fair of organic wineries never before celebrated in Catalonia for wine, professionals, restaurants, hotel businesses and end consumers.

The objective has been to show the important quality of the Catalan wines and bring us to the sceneries, to the land and the soul of its wines while enjoying wine tastings, conferences, interviews, presentations, music shows and much more. On the other hand, the exhibitors have been presenting their wines, the cultivation philosophy and the elaboration of the Catalan wine regions, to professionals and visitors of Barcelona.

Some personalities have come over such as the sommelier and journalist Ms Meritxell Falgueras; the President of the Catalan Association of Sommeliers, Mr Xavier Ayala; the Spanish Champion Sommelier, Mr Sergi Figueras; the very known growers and winemakers, Mr. Jaume Gramona, Mr. Joan Rubió, Mr. Raül Bobet, Mr. Josep Maria Albet, Mr. Jaume Vallès, Mr. Josep Mitjans, Mr. Eudald Massana and Mr. Josep Queralt; the journalist, Mr. Jose Luis Gallego or the winemaker and expert in natural wine, Mr. Benoît Valée.

At the end of the day the Catalan group, called Porta dels Somnis, gave an acoustic concert which introduced the speech from the CEO of Ecomundis Mr. Pablo Chamorro, and the Executive Director of VN Barcelona, Mr. Xavi Nolla, where donated part of the benefits from the fair tickets to the Association AECC which works to eradicate the Cancer.

VN-BCN is already working on next edition 2014 in order to present new projects, to improve it and to ensure an increase on the consumption of organic and local wines in our country.

For sure an appointment not to be skipped!

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