World of Wine

Three generations of Gaubys have cultivated, harvested and vinified in Calce, north of Perpignan in France. This village boasts a mixture of soils, but it is the limestone that predominates, ideal for the white grapes, which have long been grown in the area. Jerez has its...
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Who hasn’t read and heard the stories, true stories yet still magical, of the great classic terroirs? Those almost miraculous combinations of special soils, climate and grape varieties that amaze us, and often  have us thinking about the good fortune of those who came across...
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In 1892, exactly two years after the founding of the Rioja Alta winery, the image of four oak trees by the River Oja was adopted by this great Riojan winery, which celebrates its 125 year anniversary this year. The heirs of the five founding families have successfully turned the...
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In the 18th Century, the extraordinary fame of the wines from Malaga crossed borders as they were the favourite wines of the sweet-toothed Tsarina.  The first winery to bottle this type of wine was created over 150 years ago by the López brothers, dubbed "the Lions" for their...
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In this third instalment on our visit to the Champagne region, we will take you on a visit to a champagne house, on a tour of another tourist attraction, to a place of gastronomic interest and to somewhere of great cultural interest, with a big link to wine. We plan to start...
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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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We all know Belgium for its amazing variety of quality beers, ranging from the classic beers claiming a fine heritage to the big, well known brands, as well as many innovative beers, the result of the unique capacity of the Belgians to continuously invent new beers. Less well...
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Marimar Torres is part of the prolific generation of winemakers from Catalonia’s Torres family. The sister of Juan Maria and Miguel Torres decided to uproot to California to embark on her own adventure: to become a winemaker in her own right. This led to the birth of Marimar...
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(This article follows my first entry of the Wine tourism in Champagne series) Having already immersed ourselves in the special atmosphere of Champagne, and enjoyed a night’s rest in a "chambres d'hôtes" in Moussy, near Epernay (we'll talk about this type of accommodation...
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