Wine and Cava Fair in Barcelona at the feast of ‘La Mercè’

September 23, 2015 07:02 PM | ACN / Shobha Prabhu-Naik / Hannah Lazo

The Wine and Cava Fair celebrates its 35th year at the feast of ‘La Mercè’, in Barcelona. From the 19th to the 24th of September, 81 wineries from all 12 of Catalonia’s wine and Cava regions will be represented. The fair is a way of demonstrating that Catalonia produces top-quality wines which successfully compete with other regions. It is also an interesting way of introducing new enthusiasts to wine culture. Wine and Cava will be sold by all the wineries at the fair, and there is a large area reserved for wine tasting. There is also the opportunity to sample other typical Catalan products, including a selection of the best local sausages and cheeses.

Banc Sabadell pays AEGON €450 million for 50% of the insurance company Mediterraneo Vida

May 4, 2013 12:21 AM | CNA

The Catalan financial entity Banc Sabadell reached an agreement with the Dutch insurance company AEGON on Friday to buy 50% of the shares of Mediterráneo Vida, S.A. de Seguros y Reaseguros, the joint venture originally established with Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo. The operation is on the condition that they receive the green light from the regulatory authorities. The transaction will allow Banc Sabadell to own 100% of Mediterráneo Vida, S.A. With the operation, the Catalan bank will move forward in the organisation of its insurance subsidiaries and affiliates.