|Cava Week, Sant Sadurni d’Anoia|
| Cava Week, Sant Sadurni d’Anoia6 to 14 October Sant Sadurní de Noia, just 50 km from Barcelona hosts “Cava” week during the second and third week of October. |
Sant Sadurní de Noia, just 50 km from Barcelona hosts “Cava” week during the second and third week of October.
This is an important event at which to sample this drink, much appreciated all over the world. During the celebration there are exhibitions, street entertainment, concerts, theatre, conferences and gastronomic sessions centred on cava, the main protagonist in this popular event.
In the heart of Cava country in the Penedes region of north east Catalonia , the first Thursday of September heralds the start of Cava Week, a seven day celebration of Spain ’s answer to champagne. The Catalonian town of Sant Sadurni d’Anoia is the undisputed home of Cava; the town produces 85% of Spain ’s output of the famous sparkling wine.
The festivities begin with the crowning of the Cava queen at the start of the week; once crowned, she is given a glass of the first pressing of the year’s crop – then begins a week of wine, food and concerts and events. Indeed it’s not all about the Cava, gourmet food, music and a 300 man cycle race all add to the merriment. Possibly the most famous event of the week is the arrival of the Cava train from Barcelona . 1,000 revellers from the Catalan capital arrive in the sleepy village with much pomp and fanfare as they are escorted to the Cava houses and the town hall – the day out includes tastings, cellar tours and a gourmet lunch before the revellers get back on the train and return to Barcelona. October
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