This year’s edition of the city’s main wine fair welcomed over 800 exhibitors and 20,000 industry professionals, and hosted 8,000 meetings. International Buyers from different countries also attended the event and then headed to Andalusia and Cava region
Barcelona Wine Week 2023 has been a great success. This popular international event ran from February 6th to the 8th and is the city’s wine event par excellence.
More than 800 exhibitors participated in this year’s edition, and each brand highlighted the quality of their products and their unique features. This year’s edition focused on territorial diversity, and visitors got to know every region of Spain. And while the majority of exhibitors came from Spain, there was an important representation from Canada, Portugal, the Netherlands, and France.
This year, the fair welcomed more than 20,000 industry professionals and over 1,300 national buyers. There were also more than 8,000 B2B meetings.
The massive exhibition space included an area called BWW Lands, which offered a close look at different wine producing regions, their heritage, and unique characteristics. It acommodated all kinds of wines, from Vinos de Calidad and PDO wines to table wines and Vinos de Pago.
Attendees learned all about new industry trends and leading figures in the wine sector, from Spain and other countries, with presentations, tastings, and roundtable discussions. Pairings with gastronomy also were a major focus of the fair.
Hosted Buyers Head to Andalusia
International buyers from all multiple countries attended the event and were hosted by Extenda (Andalusia’s Trade Promotion Agency). Attendees included Enoteca Korea and Shinsegae L&B, both from South Korea; Dhall & Nash Fine Wines, from New Zealand; and Multiafrica, from Angola. Buyers also came from Angola, Taiwan, and the Dominican Republic.
During BWW, they were mainly busy visiting with exhibitors, but after the event ended, they headed to Jerez de la Frontera, in Cadiz. On their first full day there, they enjoyed a master class from the DO Jerez-Xeres-Sherry regulatory council and visited Bodegas Cayetano del Pino and Bodegas Barbadillo. This was followed by lunch in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. In the evening, they traveled to Cordoba.
The following day they visited Bodegas Pérez Barquero, Bodegas Alvear, and Bodegas Lagar Blanco. They refueled with lunch at Los Arcos restaurant, in Montilla, and that afternoon they returned to Barcelona.
Hosted Buyers Visit Cava DO
Procurement managers hosted by the regulatory council included Selections de la Viña, from the US; C&D Wines, from the UK; Umineko, from Japan; and JNT Group SA SPK, Platinum Wines Sp ZOO, and Makro Cash & Carry Polska SA, all from Poland. Like the group hosted by Extenda, these buyers’ adventure began when BWW drew to a close.
First they traveled to Vilafranca de Penedès for a meeting with the DO Cava regulatory council for a masterclass entitled “DO Cava: New era of excellence, guarantee of quality,” from Alexandre Comellas. This was followed by dinner at the winery Eudald Massana Noya.
The following day they visited Cavas Hill and then Juvé & Camps, where they also had lunch. The afternoon included a tour of Canals & Munné and dinner was served at Mastinell Hotel. On the last day, the group visited Vins Familia Ferrer first and then Naveran winery, which also served them lunch. After that, they returned to Barcelona.