Quality Wines from the Heart of Europe” announces the seminar “Exploring the Native Grapes of the Spanish region of Catalonia” in New York City


As part of the Taste the Difference campaign, the seminar will feature five of the best g. Explore U. Catalonia: Emporda, Conca de Barbera, Priorat, Montsant and Cava

NEW YORK, March 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — “Taste the Difference: Quality Wines from the Heart of Europe“, a campaign co-financed by the European Union and implemented by the Unione Italiana Vini (UIV) and the Spanish state-owned company PRODECA, Promotora d’ Exportacions Catalanes, is pleased to announce the “Exploring the Native Grapes of the Spanish region of Catalonia” exclusive seminar , which is held in NYC at City Winery Tuesday, March 22ndfrom 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The mission of the Taste the Difference campaign is to raise awareness of European PDOs (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) by highlighting some of Europe’s leading wine producing regions Spain and Italy. Aiming to increase the perceived value of wines of protected origin and national heritage while ensuring an image of European excellence and tradition, the seminar will include an overview and tasting of wines from five Spanish g. U. from the Catalonia region: Empordà, Conca de Barberà, Priorat, Montsant and Cava.

Located in the extreme north-east of the Catalonia region, the DO Empordà is bordered by the Pyrenees to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the east and flat plains to the south, and is surrounded by natural parks in an area of ​​high natural value. With a vineyard area of ​​2,000 hectares and a production of around 60,000 hl of wine per year, Empordà is an advocate of sustainability.

The DO Conca de Barberà is located in the northern part of the Catalan province of Tarragona with vineyards at altitudes between 350 and 900 meters above sea level. The vineyard area currently covers 9390 hectares and produces an average of 150,000 hl of wine per year.

DOQ Priorat is a small region of southwestern Catalonia with a long winemaking tradition dating back to the 12th Priorat counts 5176 hectares of vineyards, 383 of which were planted before 1945.

Founded in 2001, DO Monsant is the youngest Catalan Denomination of Origin, although wine has been produced in this area since Roman times. The DO Montsant consists of sixteen small villages surrounding Priorat at lower altitudes, reaching a vineyard area of ​​about 4,700 hectares.

Located in the Penedès region, with 94273 hectares of vineyards and 165 million bottles sold every year in 120 countries around the world, DO Cava is undoubtedly one of the most exported sparkling wines, a Spanish appellation of origin that competes with international markets notorious regions Italy and France. Its success lies in its long and illustrious history, in which King Alfonso XIII. was among his admirers and his extremely high quality standards in production.

The seminar is presented by Ganna Fedorova, the City Winery’s national beverage director. Ganna will use the flavor of the country’s native grapes, including the native red varieties Lledoner Negre (Garnacha), Cariñena (Carignan) and Morenillo, as well as the famous triplets of Cava, Xarel lo, Macabeo and Parellada to explore the potential of this Spanish PDO to illustrate region of Catalonia.

For more information about the campaign, see taste thedifference.wine or email [email protected] For pages dedicated to the Taste the Difference project, see Facebook and Instagram


The programme: European quality wines: taste the difference is a European Union funded project led by Unione Italiana Vini and PRODECA to promote PDO and PGI European wines abroad China and we. To achieve this goal, the TTD.EU program organizes wine seminars, workshops and B2B meetings both in these and other countries Spain and Italyinvites wine experts to study trips Europe. The program, realized over a period of three years (2021-2023), aims to create awareness of European quality wines, especially Italian and Spanish, which share a long tradition and high quality standard.

The beneficiaries: Unione Italiana Vini is the oldest and most mandated association of the Italian wine market. It represents cooperatives, private and agricultural wine-growing companies, bottlers, consortia, associations and winemaking machines or wine cellars / laboratory producers located throughout the Italian territory. Promotora d’Exportacions Catalanes (PRODECA) is a public company founded in 1986 and part of the “Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda of the Government of Catalonia”. It supports the agri-food sector and its companies with the knowledge, tools and experience to boost their products in Catalonia and worldwide.

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