Some 20 wineries from the Canary Islands participate in Barcelona Wine Week

Luis Arraez Guadalupe, the director of the Canarian Institute of Agri-Food Quality (ICCA), emphasized the significant number of visitors to the Canary Islands' stand at Barcelona Wine Week.

Some twenty wineries hailing from seven Protected Designations of Origin of wines in the Canary Islands are participating in the fourth edition of Barcelona Wine Week this week. This event serves as a platform for these wineries to showcase the Islands’ diverse wine production to both national buyers and international importers. The Canary Islands Institute of Agri-Food Quality (ICCA) has generously provided the Canary Islands producers with a 70 square metre space in Hall 8 at the event, where they will exhibit their products and engage with clients and distributors.

Luis Arraez Guadalupe, representing the ICCA, has drawn attention to the remarkable influx of visitors to the Canary Islands stand, all of whom have commended the quality and uniqueness of the wines on display.

Some 20 wineries from the Canary Islands participate in Barcelona Wine Week

The ICCA, an autonomous body affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Food Sovereignty of the Government of the Canary Islands, has facilitated the transport of the wines exhibited and offered for tasting at the Canary Islands stand. Notably, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, Luis Planas, visited the stand on the opening day of the event.


Meanwhile, in Berlin, the Canary Islands fruit and vegetable sector is making its presence known at the Fruit Logística fair, aiming to solidify its position in international markets. Represented by Asprocan (banana), Fedex-Aceto (tomato and cucumber), Sweet Papaya-SAT Tejinaste (papaya and other tropical fruits), and Agrorincón (avocado), the Archipelago’s production is garnering attention.

In another culinary sphere, Gastón Acurio’s restaurant, Yakumanka, is establishing itself as a prominent figure in Barcelona for authentic Peruvian cuisine. Following UNESCO’s recent declaration of Peruvian cebiche as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the restaurant has served over 100,000 cebiches, showcasing the cultural and culinary significance of this renowned dish.

With over 250,000 cebiches, tiraditos, and pisco sours sold since its opening in 2017, Yakumanka has not only placed Peru on Barcelona’s gastronomic map but has also introduced and normalized terms such as chaufa, leche de tigre, causa, anticucho, rocoto, and aji amarillo, reflecting a rich cultural heritage.

In the realm of wine, Minister Luis Planas praised the Spanish wine sector during Barcelona Wine Week, highlighting its representation of tradition, progress, innovation, and quality. He commended the sector’s innovative and dynamic nature, emphasizing its impressive efforts in innovation despite current challenges.

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