Think Barcelona is in Spain? Technically, this is correct. Yet during a recent trip to Catalonia’s incredibly diverse wine regions I realized that Catalonia is very much its own independent region with its own language, cuisine, and highly diverse wine culture.
While most Catalonians do speak Spanish, they will always speak Catalan among themselves. Virtually every home has the red and yellow Catalan flag flying proudly
from its rooftop. Television stations in the region broadcast in the Catalan language, and throughout the region your morning breakfast will consist of toasted bread and a
roasted tomato – the traditional Catalonian dish. Experiencing the culture of Catalonia, and the fierce, almost intense pride Catalonians take in their culture is an
important wakeup call for wine educators and sellers.