Catalan Wines

Catalan Wines. Depending on your tastes, you can find alcoholic drinks that cover all appetites. From Estrella Damn which is the dominant beer to the delicious national drink of Sangria,  to Queimada (Spanish liqueur, sugar, coffee beans & pieces of sliced lemon peel) to Shandy (beer with a dash of lemonade) Barcelona lives in its very own drinking paradise. A special mention must be given to the Catalan wine. There are eleven (!!) wine-growing regions in Catalunya that produce indigenous varieties like the sparkling wine Cava  & the sweet Moscatell that define the local wine industry & are definitely worth a sip. ..

According to   Wines from Cataluna have little in common with those from the rest of Spain. Catalonia’s 10 denominated wine regions focus mostly on so-called Mediterranean grape varieties, primarily Garnacha and Carignan (also called Cariñena or Samsó) among red grapes, and Garnacha Blanca and ­Xarel-lo among white grapes.

There’s also Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Trepat planted throughout Catalonia, as well as the white varieties Parellada and Macabeo (Viura in Rioja) that are primarily used for the production of Cava, Spain’s premier sparkling wine.Catalonian wines tend to be full bodied and high in alcohol, due to the grape varieties and the region’s warm weather ­conditions. But Catalonia’s best wines also feature ­intense minerality derived from vineyards planted on granite, chalk and fractured slate soils. More

Vila Viniteca at Carrer Dels Agullers, 7 in the Gothic Quarter is one of the most renowned Spanish wine distributors in the restaurant and retail trade and among the most prestigious Wine Merchants in Europe. The company was founded in 1932 and now is in its third generation as a family-run business.

As well as being a distributor, importer and exporter, Vila Viniteca sells to the public and trade. Furthermore, it participates in numerous wine making projects with legendary Spanish winemakers. Vila Viniteca promotes wine culture by undertaking many international courses and wine tastings. It organizes the biennial wine fair La Música del Vi  (The Music of Wine) which brings together more than 4,000 professionals from the wine industry to present over 130 international brands and innovations from their portfolio.