World of Wine

The maestro Mariano García founded his winery in a town which features the glorious river in its name, Tudela de Duero.  He knew perfectly well that it was outside the legendary Denomination of Origin. This was at a time when the Ribera del Duero was starting to glimpse glory,...
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Xavier Gramona, with his cousin Jaume, represents the fifth generation of a family which has been dedicated to producing quality wines for over 130 years.  Together they aspire to show the world the excellent quality of cava, breaking the stereotypes and extolling the virtues of...
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Late last May an Institute of Masters of Wine  (IMW) Master Class took place in Spain  - in Haro, Rioja. Although it may seem a trivial fact to some, for us it was an ideal opportunity to have the IMW get to know the members of the Spanish wine trade a little bit better and to...
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Even if markets seem to put greater store in the ephemeral virtues of youth, old wines continue to appeal to wine lovers seeking more than just fruity exuberance in the glass.  In Spain, the magic of old vintages lives on in Jerez, in the sweet wines of Montilla and the...
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20 years ago the Jumilla D.O. regulatory board invited a good number ofprofessional wine tasters to come and judge their wines.Today, The “Jumilla Wine Quality Contest" has become a classic and its awards are highly prized.
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According to Jorge González Moore, a leader is forged by the strength of his character and the dogged determination to fulfill his dreams.   It is precisely due to its leadership spirit that Freixenet this year celebrates the centenary of its first cava, as the world leader in...
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In the very depths of the Castillo Perelada cellars, surrounded by barrels and under a stone vault, Delfí Sanahuja gives a run-through of her working life as an oenologist. Natural, open and passionate, she loves the land and contact with the vines. Her career as an oenologist...
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Few regions have a name so associated with wine as Valpolicella.  It is the "vallis polis cellae" of the Etruscans, the valley of many cellars.
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There is a notarized deed stating the existence of a vineyard and a winery able to produce up to 150 cántaros, the property of one Juan Chivite Frías in the Ribera region of Navarra, in the year 1647.   These were no doubt the foundation of what, four centuries and eleven...
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Cava is part of that elite set of the most exalted sparkling wines in the world and is arguably the one which represents the best value for money.  The cava industry is 'cracking open' a new era with changes in all its institutions, determined to raise the bar of quality,...
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