World of Wine

  Andrew Black: Your rosé, “Sinfo”, is served in virtually every bar in Valladolid. Have you always specialisedin rosé wines? RS: Yes, for generations. AB: How old are your vines? RS: Some are over 80 years. There are very old vines all over Cigales. In fact, it’s the...
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Few people would associate Andorra with wine. And yet, it would seem more than natural that the Principality would produce wine, if you consider some of the conditions for quality wine production. First of all there is the latitude. Andorra is famous for its snow and cold,...
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Codorníu’s history goes back to the 16th century, to the year 1551 to be precise.  A document from that time states that Jaume Codorníu, owner of vineyards, possessed presses, barrels and vats for the purposes of winemaking.  That year marked the start of the history of the...
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The Amalfi Coast is a World Heritage Site.   It is an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, one of exceptional cultural and natural value and a rare example of a place where the human hand has embellished nature. The Amalfi Coast is also a landscape fit for great...
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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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Xarel·lo monovarietal from a vineyard called Turó d’en Mota, 0.97 ha planted in 1940, pruned “en vaso” and grown biodynamically. The vineyard is located on the north side of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, at the foot of Montserrat, where the vines bury their roots into a soil which is...
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This iconic Rioja winery continues to grow at all levels. At the end of a mammoth, eight year renovation project, the winery has become a true “cathedral” of wine in the broadest sense of the world. The reconstruction of the Castillo de Ygay, stone-by-stone, in the same place it...
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This land was born over two thousand years ago with, and for, its vines, olives and wheat.  Now, with work such as that being carried out by Perelada and its chief winemaker, Delfí Sanahuja, the history of the Mediterranean is being revived and can be tasted in a bottle. The...
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Herederos del Marqués de Riscal

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The famous Rioja wine was born in Elciego, a small village in the province of Alava, in the mid-nineteenth century. A lady - Doña Marceliana Hurtado de Amezaga – played a part in its creation, but it was her nephew - Don Camilo, the Marqués de Riscal - diplomat, journalist,...
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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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