The Winery

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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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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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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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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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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Many wines have a story to tell but very few have a story like theirs, according to Jean Leon, the famous bodega in the heart of Penedès, Spain. Its founder, Jean Leon, a native of Santander, opened a restaurant in Beverly Hills and became a Hollywood celebrity. At the company...
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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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The founder of this famous sherry bodega was born in the village of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, in the province of Cadiz, in the same year that the 1812 Constitution, known as La Pepa, was enacted. But this is mere coincidence and not the reason why the most international of the...
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