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Federico Oldenburg

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Krug is more than just a luxury champagne, it is a religion.  The different cuvées from this hallowed champagne house are worshiped by discerning champagne drinkers and its finest treasures, Clos du Mesnil and Clos d'Ambonnay, are revered. This is the chronicle of a visit to...
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For a few years now, the native red variety  of the Levante has been seeking recognition for its ability to produce top quality wines, along with its rosé, sweet and sparkling wines.  This grape variety has also colonized vineyards in Provence, Australia and California, where it...
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Icewines are one of the rarest of rarities from the world’s vineyards: liquid marvels created in virtually impossible conditions, when the vines are in the grip of winter and the grapes have nothing left to do but concentrate their sugars before the inevitable freeze.
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Vina Maris (Calpe, Alicante) and Crusoe Treasure (Plentzia, Vizcaya) are the first two Spanish wineries exclusively dedicated to the ageing of wines on the seabed.  What are the advantages of this unusual underwater ageing method?
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From the worship of Chardonnay to the recovery of native grape varieties, Godello, Albariño, Garnacha Blanca, Xarel.lo, etc.,.... in just over a decade Spanish wineries have completely altered their view and have been producing great white wines in a country traditionally...
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Flagship of the Valdeorras D.O. , and also found growing in other Galician D.O.s , as well as in the neighbouring region of Bierzo, this grape variety continues to pleasantly surprise lovers of great white wines.
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Champagne’s petits vignerons ("small wine growers") have achieved a difficult feat: a mini revolution in the birthplace of the most famous and superb sparkling wine in the world.   In this article, we present a selection of some of the protagonists of an uprising that has...
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Due to a distinctive Atlantic influence and a rich catalogue of native grape varieties, red wines from Galicia have a seductive, fresh, light character, but they are no less complex than the wines which define the archetype of Spanish red.
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Xavier Gramona, with his cousin Jaume, represents the fifth generation of a family which has been dedicated to producing quality wines for over 130 years.  Together they aspire to show the world the excellent quality of cava, breaking the stereotypes and extolling the virtues of...
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Even if markets seem to put greater store in the ephemeral virtues of youth, old wines continue to appeal to wine lovers seeking more than just fruity exuberance in the glass.  In Spain, the magic of old vintages lives on in Jerez, in the sweet wines of Montilla and the...
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