World of Wine

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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Great wine is the result ofthe terroir. Human beings are powerless in the face of nature. If there is not a range of climatic conditions and very particular soils, which by luck or divine providence are particularly plentiful in France and, to a lesser extent, in other classical...
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Flagship of the Valdeorras D.O. , and also found growing in other Galician D.O.s , as well as in the neighbouring region of Bierzo, this grape variety continues to pleasantly surprise lovers of great white wines.
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It is perhaps not surprising that a man born above a winery in Rioja should have dedicated his life to wine.  Born into a traditional winemaking family, he studied in France and California, and combines his personal businesses in Bierzo and Priorat with running the Palacios...
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It sounds like the title of a film, but the fact is that wine and chocolate were actually at the origin of this great Rioja winery, over a century old and inimitable in its style and personality. Its founder was attracted to Haro for the quality of its chocolate factories, an...
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Eduard Pié exercises his “discreet wisdom” in Bonastre. Lying on gentle slopes inland (over 300 metres above sea level), his Xarel.lo, Xarel.lo rojo and Monastrell vineyards inhabit the south, where the soil is more limestone and close to the bedrock of the Garraf Massive (near...
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Champagne’s petits vignerons ("small wine growers") have achieved a difficult feat: a mini revolution in the birthplace of the most famous and superb sparkling wine in the world.   In this article, we present a selection of some of the protagonists of an uprising that has...
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