• 080 Barcelona Fashion kicks off with 37 Catalan designers on show

    Up to 37 designers and fashion brands reveal the most popular fashion trends in Barcelona. The 20th edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion opened on Monday with children’s clothing brands Bóboli and Little Creative Factory first on the catwalk, followed by the designs of Daniel Rosa and Krizia Robustella. Until June 30, visitors will be able to enjoy the latest work by Catalan designers in one of the most iconic venues in the city, the modernist Hospital de Sant Pau. "We support the 080 because it is a very effective way to promote the sector," said Business and Knowledge Minister Jordi Baiget.

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Photo of Wine-growers expect 2010 to be one of the best vintages in years

10.08.10 - 22:55

Wine-growers expect 2010 to be one of the best vintages in years

This August, managers of Cellers de Raïmat in Lleida start the grape harvest hoping that a slow ripening process will produce a truly excellent vintage
Photo of Lamb meat from the Catalan mountains, top quality

31.07.10 - 00:18

Lamb meat from the Catalan mountains, top quality

Shepherds from the mountainous Catalan county of Ripollès in Northern Catalonia have created a new brand to mark the quality of their lamb meat, which comes from lamb that has pastured in the mountain fields.
Some pears from the Lleida Designation of Origin

29.07.10 - 01:06

The Lleida pear wants to improve its commercialisation

The Lleida pear is looking to stand out in Spain. The new company Top Quality Fruits has just been created from the joining together of 10 companies who will work together to promote the fruit.
One of the designs from the Barcelona 080 Fashion Show

14.07.10 - 16:28

The Barcelona 080 Fashion Fair, bigger than ever in its 6th edition

Independent and avant-garde fashion designs are currently being showcased at the 6th edition of Barcelona?s 080 Fashion Fair. 2010?s fair brings 10% more exhibitors than last year.
Tourists in the Barcelona airport

04.08.10 - 22:53

Catalans head to Iceland this summer

Many Catalans will travel to Iceland this summer. Four months after the eruption of the Eyjafjöll volcano, the country has become the Catalan ?destination of curiosity"
The website of the online wine shop vinscatalans.cat

30.07.10 - 23:42

To buy Catalan wines online, vinscatalans.cat

A wine shop from Vic (a city in the centre of Catalonia) sells Catalan wines online. The shop sells wines from Priorat, Penedès, Montsant, Costers del Segre, as well as ecological wines, among others.
One of the rooms of the new casino in Lloret de Mar

24.07.10 - 01:39

The new Gran Casino Costa Brava in Lloret, a new concept for leisure, culture and gambling

A new concept casino has recently opened in Lloret de Mar in Catalonia. The Gran Casino Costa Brava consists of 2,000 square metres of gambling space and a conference centre next to the Mediterranean Sea.
Custo's Spring-Summer collection 2011 showcased at the Berlin Fashion Week

09.07.10 - 23:40

Custo presents his new collection in Berlin

The Catalan fashion designer has participated in ?Berlin Fashion Week?. Custo Dalmau has showcased his 2011 Spring-Summer collection of his brand Custo Barcelona. He states that having used the city?s name has helped him considerably.
El Garraf has a long tradition of wines

03.08.10 - 23:01

Enotourism: the alternative to classical sun and sand in El Garraf

A new ?enotour? for tourists in the region of el Garraf combines beautiful scenery, culture and the opportunity to taste some of Catalonia?s most interesting, eco-friendly wines
An air image from the Delta de l'Ebre salt evaporation ponds

30.07.10 - 01:40

High-quality sea salt from Southern Catalonia

The only salt evaporation pond that exists in Catalonia is located in the Delta de l?Ebre, in the south of Catalonia, a production area with more than eight centuries of history. In the past years, it has focused on producing very high-quality salt.
Vendimy in Priorat's Designation of Origin

22.07.10 - 01:16

Variety of soils a key element in achieving Priorat's extensive gamma in wine production

A new study on soil varieties in the Catalan county of Priorat might change the way wine is cultivated. As a result of this study, farmers will better know which types of wines they can produce on their land.
The stand of the Catalan firm Munich

28.06.10 - 23:27

Fashion showcase 'The Brandery' kicks off in Barcelona

215 international brands will be presenting their designs, including world famous trademarks like Custo, Munich, Sita Murt and Armand Basi.
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