WSET Bitesize - What is Xarel·lo?

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Discover the world of Xarel·lo - a historic grape of Catalonia.

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Xarel·lo is a grape variety steeped in history within Catalonia. Join Ferran Centelles DipWSET in this introductory session to explore its unique attributes, including its integral role in traditional Cava production and its evolving presence in contemporary winemaking. You will learn more about the diverse flavours and styles off wine it produces, as well as learning about the cultivation practices within the Catalan regions.

This webinar is free to attend and open to anyone, no prior wine knowledge is needed. The new series of bitesize 30-minute webinars are ideal for beginners looking to learn more about wine.


Ferran Centelles DipWSET, Wine Director, elBulliFoundation

Ferran Centelles has been linked to wine team at elBulli project since 1999. He was awarded Best Sommelier in Spain in 2006 (Ruinart), National Gastronomy Award in 2011 and WSET Best Alumni 2020. He lectures wine in many schools through Spain, Chile and Colombia. He holds the WSET Diploma and the Advanced Level of the Court of Master Sommeliers. He is a regular judge in international competitions such as Decanter World Wine, where he is the regional co-Chair for Spain. Furthermore, Ferran is the President of the Sommelier Jury at the Taste Institute (Bruxelles). Nowadays, he is the Spanish specialist for His main occupation is linked to elBullifoundation as a Drinks Director. He is in charge of the content of “Bullipedia: Sapiens del Vino”, a full wine encyclopedia devoted to gather the wine knowledge for future sommeliers. He has also published three wine books.


Alba Balcells Barril, Manager Director, INCAVI


This event does not necessarily constitute official WSET course material and should not be used as such.

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