World of Wine

The consumption of wine at home continues to fall. The national average now stands at 9 litres per person a year. During 2011, according to the Spanish Wine Market Observatory, new decreases were recorded: of 1.2% in value and 1.6% in volume. Faced with this picture, wineries continue to sharpen their wits with the focus on imaginative marketing...
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As a lover of Spanish, nothing hurts me more than the contempt that wines from the Marco de Jerez, the so-called Sherry Triangle, have been suffering over recent years. You only have to offer a glass of good Oloroso to any wine drinker under sixty years old for a rejection to come your way, with often-repeated excuses: “I’m sorry, Sherry gives me...
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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 Palacios Remondo winery fits into a setting that boasts more than 2,000 years of wine-growing tradition and culture. Located in the Riojan town of Alfaro, its 110 hectares produce personal wines bearing the signature of the highly regarded and famous Álvaro Palacios. The freshness of La Vendimia, the maturity of Plácet, the classicism of La...
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“When we drink a wine, we are drinking the countryside it came from, its climate and its land” is how Raül Bobet defines his philosophy and way of understanding wine. Passionate and respectful towards nature, he escorts us outdoors for the interview, surrounded by the silence...
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Second best sommelier of the world in 2008, best sommelier of Europe in the same year and the best of Spain the year before: an excellent letter of introduction for Roger Viusà. Yet for him, the importance of the awards does not lie in public recognition, but in having overcome...
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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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Castell de Perelada is a collection of historical and cultural monuments located in the Empordà (Catalunya) and boasts a long wine-making tradition. Its vineyards have given rise to wines of great prestige such as Finca Garbet, Cavas of long-standing such as Gran Claustro and limited editions such as the Ex Ex collections. Among the bodega’s wines...
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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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