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Wineries in Catalonia instigate plans to leave the region

Spain is to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy on Saturday after a referendum last week that saw the separatist achieve a victory in a plebiscite with a very low turnout.

The uncertainty of whether Catalonia will stay in Spain and Europe has meant that the Catalonian banks and wine companies will need to move offices if they want to access the European market without tariffs.

Its been reported that the board of Cava powerhouse Codorníu intend to move the head office from Catalonia to Rioja. While Cava production is predominantly based around the Catalonian city of Barcelona, other regions are allowed to make Cava, and Rioja is both geographically close to Barcelona and already a large producer of Cava in its own right.