Wine Features

This is not a play on words, despite seeming so. The use of the expression “pago” in the oenological field encompasses so many meanings that it becomes difficult to convey any sort of clarity to the end consumer. Singling out the best, we attempt to shed some light on these...
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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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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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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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Due to a distinctive Atlantic influence and a rich catalogue of native grape varieties, red wines from Galicia have a seductive, fresh, light character, but they are no less complex than the wines which define the archetype of Spanish red.
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The cellar in the sea

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On 16 July 2010  an extraordinary treasure was discovered by a diving team just south of the Åland Archipelago, an autonomous region between Sweden and Finland: among the wreckage of a ship, which sank almost two centuries ago, were 168 bottles of champagne. 47 of these bottles...
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We are headed to Sanlúcar de Barrameda to explore the history of another centuries-old Spanish bodega which is still run by the descendents of the original founding family. We are talking about Barbadillo, overlooking the sea and the Coto Doñana, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean which played such an important role in the story of its creation....
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We tend to associate Sicily with images of Mediterranean light, beautiful beaches and historical monuments, but not necessarily with wine.  In Spain it is particularly difficult to find good Sicilian wines, while in North European countries most Sicilian wines are displayed at the bottom of supermarket shelves. Tourism helps little because 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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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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