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Catalan wine exports increased by 8.8% in 2010 compared to 2009 figures (by ACN)

28 April 2011 11:12 PM

Catalan wine exports increased in 2010, but are still far from 2007 and 2008 levels

According to a study released by the Spanish Observatory of the Wine Market, Catalan wine exports increased by 8.8% in 2010 in terms of revenue, but at a lower rate than other wine producing areas in Spain, with an average increase of 10%....
A "mona" cake topped with the chocolate figurine and decorated with coloured feathers (by N. Vidal)

22 April 2011 05:56 PM

“Mona de Pasqua”, the Catalan Easter cake topped with chocolate figurines

Catalan tradition dictates godfathers to offer a “Mona de Pasqua” to their godsons or goddaughters for Easter Monday. The cake goes with a chocolate sculpture or figurine, which in some cases are true masterpieces. Chocolate houses, chocolate...
The chef Joan Roca in the Celler de Can Roca's kitchen (by X. Pi)

20 April 2011 03:50 PM

‘El Celler de Can Roca’ is the second best restaurant in the world

The Catalan restaurant came second in the ‘S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards’, organised by British Restaurant Magazine, with Copenhagen's ‘Noma’ topping the list.
Antonio Álvarez in front of the hotel he manages, Buenos Aires' Park Hyatt (by J. Biosca)

18 April 2011 11:15 PM

From Barcelona to the most luxurious hotel in Buenos Aires

Catalan Antonio Àlvarez runs the Park Hyatt Hotel in Buenos Aires, the most important and luxurious hotel in the Argentinian capital. He is an example of a new emigration phenomenon.
One of urban beaches at Sitges, with the town's famous church at the background (by ACN)

15 April 2011 09:39 PM

Sitges beaches achieve the highest environmental certification awarded by the European Union

During last year all signposts have been unified, beach bars have been enhanced and a new urban plan has been presented. The Catalan coastal town of Sitges (20 km south from Barcelona) is ready for the sunny season.

13 April 2011 04:16 PM

With less intermediaries, quality products would be cheaper, says the Garraf Slow-food President

Valentí Mongay, President of Garraf’s ‘Slow-food’ and coordinator of the 'Km 0' initiative, has said that by reducing the number of intermediaries, there would be more affordable quality products available, that would be respect seasonal...
Justin Bieber played a quick game with some Barça players (by FC Barcelona)

07 April 2011 04:57 PM

Justin Bieber trains with Barça

The young singing sensation trained with FC Barcelona’s first team and even joined in a game with some of the players. Yesterday, Barça won Shakhtar at the first round of the Champions League’s Quarters.

04 April 2011 11:58 PM

"Business must be as innovative as possible. All the staff has to take part”, says the President of Torres Wines

Torres is one of Catalonia's most globally recognised wine houses, with vineyards and wineries in places such as Chile and California. Company President Miguel A. Torres believes that innovation in every step of the process of wine production is...
An image from one of Cadaqués' beaches (by ACN)

31 March 2011 11:13 PM

Costa Brava village Cadaqués will be copied in China

Chinese businessmen have chosen the Catalan coastal village to be the model for their new holiday resort in China. This Costa Brava village will thus have a carbon copy in Zhangzhou, Fujian region’s Xiamen bay.
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