2016 year of gastronomy and wine tourism


This past Sunday 27th the very same day that the catalan elections to the parliament in the MNAC (the National Museum of Art of Catalunya) was taking place the presentation of the year of gastronomy and wine, there we went along with Josep Roca from El Celler de Can Roca, the deudeveu choir and all the winners of the Tourism Awards of Catalunya.

The event was chaired by the highest Catalan authorities in addition to the participation of over 600 people, the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, apart from delivering the Tourism Awards of Catalunya declared 2016 as the year of the Food and Wine Tourism .

This event is one of the initiatives that are part of Catalunya Regió Europea de la Gastronomía (CREG), a distinction promoted by the departments of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (DARP) and Business and Employment (DEMO) through Catalan Tourism, together with other authorities, actors and personalities of the country, they work to promote local products of Catalonia, including wine, cuisine and Catalonia’s territories.

During the celebration Catalan cuisine was exalted through the speech of Josep Roca and there was offered a tasting menu made by the School of Hostelry of Barcelona, made entirely of Catalan products and harmonized with wines from all the Catalan territories.

Here you have a photo of the event, Josep Maria Gotarda with the boys and girls from the School of Hostelry of Barcelona:


Mi(x)ology Trends 2015


On Tuesday September 29 Josep Maria Gotarda participated in the presentations of the first Mi(x)ology Trends 2015 congress in Madrid.


Throughout 2014, they have been marketed in Spain around 200 million liters of spirits and 760 million euros of excise duty was raised. Spain is the third country, after Britain and France, with the highest number of direct jobs created by this industry in the whole European Union.


Against this background that moves large quantities in the economy of Spain, born Mixogoly (X) Trends a need to educate professionals and the most international trends show event. The congress will have different areas, lecture rooms and activities.

Josep Maria Gotarda participated with the conference: “Old Fashion”, where he also collaborated with other great masters of the cocktail world such as Alberto Gómez Font, Manel Trivió, Juan Luis Recio, Cristino Álvarez, Fernando del Diego and Jesús Navarro. They explained not only the history of the cocktail but anecdotes and their very own personal experiences in the sector.


We want to thank and congratulate the organization and we hope to meet again next year!