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Catalunya Cava Week

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Less self important than champagne, cava still deserves to be celebrated say the inhabitants of the home of Catalan Fizz. The Cava Queen, newly crowned, receives a glass of this years newly pressed harvest and as with all fizz, a toast is made and the party kicks off. But it’s a respectful party for the much maligned drink, a week of gastronomic as well as entertainment explosions, peaking with a bike race and the annual Barcelona Cava Train ride which ferries an extra thousand people to the party at Sant Sadurni, where they’re joined by Spain’s famous big head carnival characters. This is a top day out, the crowd is taken round the cellars and fed and entertained before being put back on the train home. The art exhibition glorifying cava is worth visiting if you’re there for more than a day, and you won’t be able to escape the fine food, folk music and flamenco even if you’re only there for a few hours come fiesta time each October.

Written by  Fabian Condello.

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Does anyone know how to buy tickets in advance for the Barcelona Cava Train on October 12?

When are this years cava week?

I'm interrested in details about this years program.

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"On the magic night of Saturday 6 October, we shall solemnly crown as Queen of Cava the beautiful Miss Mar Saura, television presenter, journalist and actor, accompanied by her Maids of Honour. To make the traditional procession around the town especially luminous, original and relevant, the theatre group Comediants will be in charge of events, from the time we leave the Castellblanch cava cellars until we arrive in the town square, where, with their unique brand of showmanship for which they are world-famous, they will offer us an astonishing speech and show, especially created for this anniversary." - see

this isnt correct, I think. October 6th doesnt land on a Saturday this year 2009. I would like some current information on this years' festivities and dates. anyone else know the correct dates?

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