The 650 exhibiting companies of Barcelona Wine Week, from all the wine-producing territories of Spain, have presented around 800 new references during the three days of the show, which has occupied the 10,000 square meters of the palace 8 at the Montjuïc venue of Fira de Barcelona.
The event has generated great business opportunities with the visit of more than 18,000 professionals, 20% from 79 countries, mainly European and American. Among the attendees there were 470 major international buyers of strategic markets for the export of Spanish wine invited by the organization, who participated in more than 6,600 meetings with companies.
The president of Barcelona Wine Week and the Regulatory Council of the DO Cava, Javier Pagés, stressed that “we have fulfilled our goal of consolidating ourselves as the best meeting point for wine professionals in Spain, from where to project the excellence and diversity of quality Spanish wine in the international markets”.
From his side, J. Antoni Valls, General Manager of Alimentaria Exhibitions, pointed out that the key to the success of the trade show is “the participation of the whole sector and the emphasis on quality Spanish wine as a value differential. We have increased the number of exhibitors by 20% compared to the first edition, but our challenge, above all, is to offer the best business opportunities, and in this sense we are already starting to work for a new success in the event next year”.
More than 165,000 wine tastings
The Barcelona Wine Week organization estimates that during its celebration more than 165,000 wine glasses have been served, among the tastings offered by the exhibitors, the self-guided bar of the Wine Tasting Journey – Hidden Grapes and those organized within the extensive program of activities of the hall.
As part of its Zero Waste program, the organization of the show has collaborated with Ecovidrio – which has collected more than 10,000 bottles during the celebration- and with the Catalan Cork Institute to promote the recycling of bottles and caps.
Barcelona Wine Week (BWW), organized by Fira Barcelona through its company Alimentaria Exhibitions, has had the support of the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV), the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) and ICEX España Exports and Investments. The next edition will be held from 6 to 8 February 2023.