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2011 Summer Collection from Custo Barcelona, presented in New York

14 September 2010 11:53 PM

Custo’s cubism and Toni Francesc’s green design hit the runways at New York Fashion Week

Catalan fashion designers Custo Barcelona and Toni Francesc are currently exhibiting their Spring-Summer collections at New York Fashion Week. Custo Barcelona’s collection is inspired by geometric shapes and graphic prints, while Toni Francesc...
An olive tree from Catalonia

08 September 2010 11:25 PM

Siurana olive oil recognised for its high quality

An olive oil from the Cambrils Agricultural Cooperative has been recognised by France, the United States and Israel for its quality. The cooperative recently received three awards for their ‘Mestral’ olive oil, one of the most valued oils in...
David Riba, President of Apartur

06 September 2010 11:13 PM

Tourist flats in Barcelona reach 80% occupancy in August

This summer saw a higher percentage of tourist flat occupancy than last year. David Rida, the president of the Association of Tourist Apartments of Barcelona stated that this improvement is due to the “higher numbers of days people are staying...
A detail of an almond tree

03 September 2010 11:49 PM

Catalan dried fruit and nuts maintain their share in market

Predictions point to harvest increases, especially in hazelnut crops, a sector looking to profit from its high-quality products.
The most popular species of mushroom in Catalonia called "rovelló" (Lactarius sanguifluus)

31 August 2010 11:25 PM

Next autumn will be full of mushrooms

Studies show that mushroom production in the Catalan woods will be at great levels this season, between 55 and 70 kilos per hectare, way above average. Year after year, the end of summer heat is associated with the start of mushroom season, which...
A sample of Catalan cheese

30 August 2010 11:24 PM

Catalan cheeses gain international prestige

The sector has widened its offers, projecting itself both nationally and internationally in recent years. Only 15% of the cheese produced in Catalonia is consumed by Catalans. The sector produces 10,000 tons of cheese a year and has grown in...
Vinyards in the Empordà Guarantee of Origin

26 August 2010 11:06 PM

Catalan wine sector faces challenge of going beyond borders

Catalan wine cellars sell their products abroad in order to compensate the large difficulties they find in Catalonia. However, it is not always easy for small wine producers to make their way onto the big market. So how can they do it?
Ferran Adrià gives some explanations to Catalan President, José Montilla, at El Bulli restaurant

25 August 2010 11:30 PM

Ferran Adrià proposes a new model for Catalan tourism

Catalan chef Ferran Adrià is stepping out of the kitchen to lend a helping hand to tourism. He has proposed a new touristic project for the Costa Brava town of Roses, where his world-famous restaurant El Bulli is located. The project includes a...
A grape vine from the DO Conca de Barberà

24 August 2010 10:52 PM

The Harvest Celebration, for the enjoyment and discovery of wine

Wine culture has taken roots in Catalonia. The Harvest Celebration and the Wine Museum of l'Espluga de Francolí (in Tarragona, south of Catalonia) are just 2 examples of this phenomenon.
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