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Paz Ivison

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20 years ago the Jumilla D.O. regulatory board invited a good number ofprofessional wine tasters to come and judge their wines.Today, The “Jumilla Wine Quality Contest" has become a classic and its awards are highly prized.
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According to Jorge González Moore, a leader is forged by the strength of his character and the dogged determination to fulfill his dreams.   It is precisely due to its leadership spirit that Freixenet this year celebrates the centenary of its first cava, as the world leader in...
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The great Spanish wine icon and shimmering myth within the international wine world was founded in 864. 150 years have passed since then and during its eventful life (it has had several owners since birth), the halo and glamour surrounding its wines are undiminished. It has been...
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There is a notarized deed stating the existence of a vineyard and a winery able to produce up to 150 cántaros, the property of one Juan Chivite Frías in the Ribera region of Navarra, in the year 1647.   These were no doubt the foundation of what, four centuries and eleven...
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He is CEO of Vega Sicilia and the other excellent wineries in the Group, as well as being a member of the owning family.  With the market release of Macan 09 (the chosen one - born to reign!), he admits to having a penchant for some 60’s style Riojas.  Macan is the new Rioja...
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Atrio, the Sacred Wine Cellar

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There is a prodigious gastronomic temple in Caceres which glories in its name: it is the “Atrio”, entrance to a wine cellar paradise, to the divine crypt where happily resides the great genie of the bottle, of all the bottles of all the best wines in the world. There is no other...
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A rhythm with great tempo performed by small wine producers who have learnt to compose and interpret modern wine-making scores most harmoniously and to everyone’s taste. This beautiful part of Ourense is making steady strides, supported by the exceptional beauty of its...
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The Danish enfant terrible, blonde like the beer, touched down in the Ribera del Duero at the beginning of the 1990s and caused a commotion, in the best sense of the word. His successful career took off in an old Quintanilla de Onésimo bodega. Today, almost 20 years later, he is still there in the old bodega, carefully extended and converted into...
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