Food & Wine

ALBA BALCELLS
HEAD OF THE CATALAN WINE INSTITUTE (INCAVI)

“We need to explain Catalonia’s wines better“

Alba Balcells (Linyola, 1986) has been the director of INCAVI since June; the institution has over 40 years of history

Immersed in wine

Vineyards and wine have always been an integral part of Catalan culture and history, but only today is their importance being recognised

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Wine route through L’Empordà

In the morning:Celler Viníric (Calonge, Baix Empordà)The Viníric winery applies a variety of forms of knowledge, from traditional methods – such as monitoring the lunar phases and the use of natural...

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Viladrau chestnuts

This quintessential autumn product even has its own annual fair in Osona county

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Squid season in Arenys de Mar

Nutritious and versatile, the seaside town celebrates its seafood delicacy

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Wine route through Conca de Barberà

In the morning:Cellers Domenys (Sant Jaume dels Domenys, Tarragona)Cellers Domenys is a cooperative that was first founded in 1917, and is nowadays the result of mergers with other cooperatives since 2005....

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Wine route through D.O. Montsant

In the morning:Bell Cros (Falset, Tarragona)Bell Cros is the name of the winery and also the name given to the wines produced by this new project. Bell means “beautiful” in Catalan, and Cros is an...

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Hooked on beans

The Mongeta del Ganxet is a staple of Catalan cuisine and has protected status

Noureddine Jalloul

“I’m inspired by the cuisine of Morocco and my mother

The prestigious Paris-based cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu, has chosen him for four years in a row among its top 50 young chefs in Spain. Noureddine Jalloul Ratbi won a BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca scholarship...

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Wine route through...Terra del cava

In the morning:Cava Berdié (Castellví de la Marca)Cava Berdié is located in an incomparable setting in Penedès. It is here in Castellví de la Marca where the grapes of the Berdié vineyards grow and...