World of Wine

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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Nature can cause entire civilizations to vanish. One of the rare examples of the sudden end of a society to be recorded is that of the Minoan people. In 1650 BC the greater part of the island of Santorini disappeared in a tremendous volcanic explosion. The tidal wave which...
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Icewines are one of the rarest of rarities from the world’s vineyards: liquid marvels created in virtually impossible conditions, when the vines are in the grip of winter and the grapes have nothing left to do but concentrate their sugars before the inevitable freeze.
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Toni Gelabert is happy to remain in quiet anonymity and modest silence, which he will only break when he feels like it.  "I make wines to last. They will speak for me and some already do", he says.  This man of deep convictions has his feet planted firmly in the Son Fangos soil...
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Vina Maris (Calpe, Alicante) and Crusoe Treasure (Plentzia, Vizcaya) are the first two Spanish wineries exclusively dedicated to the ageing of wines on the seabed.  What are the advantages of this unusual underwater ageing method?
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Louis Roederer, luxury and glamour

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Luxury, glamour, excellence, prestige…terms that are not necessarily incompatible with humility, determination, hard work, effort… Our visit to this great Champagne house showed us that attaining the highest echelons and maintaining your position among the elite takes ...
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This Champagne House, founded in the 18th century and one of the oldest in the Champagne region, is currently undergoing a transition, which, if not revolutionary (as the Lanson style must be preserved at all costs), is nevertheless significant and will certainly leave its mark....
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