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Santiago Jiménez

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When this latest copy of Selectus Wines reaches you, the wine harvest will be over in some regions, in others it will still be in full swing and in a few it will not even have begun. This is one of the fabulous characteristics of the very special world that is wine. And we haven’t even mentioned the southern hemisphere of course, where the first...
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Born in France but a lover of England, Gerard Basset was crowned best sommelier in the world in 2010. Natural and affable might well describe this renowned sommelier, whose opinions are always highly regarded. Settled in the New Forest, he runs a hotel where food and wine play a...
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Awards season

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The month of May is awards season par excellence. Several important competitions are held and many Spanish wines have received several awards and recognition. One of the most anticipated awards at this time of year, directly or indirectly linked, depending on your point of view, to the world of wine, is the world’s best restaurant competition. The...
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When you are flicking through this magazine, it will be one year since the publication of the first issue of Selectus Wines. It’s been a long, hard slog, both personally and financially. We have a great group of collaborators - the photographic team and the tasting panel who bring up the rear and to whom the magazine owes its image - and a great...
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Wine, food and good fare are three concepts that are totally inseparable for sommelier Isabelle Brunet and which have always stayed with her, ever since she began helping in the family restaurant aged 10 years old. She has a stack of knowledge about terrain, from her experiences...
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I hope that our readers will forgive me, but I feel I must dedicate this editorial to my friend Toni. It is an editorial that I had hoped I would never have to write, but regrettably I have to do so. My friend, Toni Magrané, (“l´Antoniu” as he was known to his closest friends) a wonderful person and one of the main driving forces and reasons why...
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For our second blind tasting, on this occasion we travelled over to the seaside town of Cambrils, on the Tarragona coast. Our host for this meeting was Manel Subirà, sommelier at the Restaurant Can Bosch (1* Michelin) and current President of the Catalan Association of...
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The truth is that this marvellous world of wine surprises you every day, whether because of the wines, or the people, or those landscapes which stay etched in the memory. This time we’ve caught up with an exceptional character, namely Álvaro Palacios, and on this occasion we didn’t go to visit his notably famous estate, La Ermita, in the Priorat,...
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This magazine fulfils the dream of a wine lover and enthusiast, who also enjoys gastronomy, photography and travel. And what could be better than creating a publication that combines these interests. Our aim with this magazine is to attempt to arouse some or a lot of curiosity in the reader to try new and classic wines, to experience new...
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