Catalan Wines

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Catalan wine is wine made in the Spanish wine region of Catalonia. More rarely, the term may also be used to refer to some French wines made in the Catalan region of Roussillon, once joint with the southern territories that currently are part of Spain.

The city of Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the focal point of the Catalan wine industry, serving as its primary consumer market, an exporting coastal port and source of financial investment and resources.

Top 5 Wine Restaurants

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Barcelona: Monvínic
Some 30 bottles from Monvínic's list of nearly 4,000 are available by the glass and chef Sergi de Meià provides the top-notch tapas.

London: Terroirs
This natural-wine bar leans toward organic wines made with minimal intervention. Balanced against that purity are Terroirs' addictive "duck scratchings," basically salty nuggets of deep-fried duck skin.

Best wine deals

webmaster Sun, 12/02/2012 - 14:40

The reputation of Spanish wine has changed enormously in recent years, and Catalonia is one of the regions that is now attracting attention from international connoisseurs as well as visitors.

There was a time when Spanish wine meant plonk, and the only Spanish vintage to have any international acclaim was Rioja. Nowadays, Spain has many different wine-growing regions, producing a range of increasingly high-quality wines.