Wine Features

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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There are some ideas that, no matter how entrenched they are, do not stand up to reality. One of these is the conviction that old vineyards and traditional old wineries are the exclusive preserve of European countries. Many people in Europe associate the New World with...
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Despite the deep-seated economic recession, the Priorat Qualified Denomination of Origin achieved record sales figures for last year. Turnover increased by a significant 30% in the year 2011 (850,000 more bottles), and attained a record total of 3.78 million bottles, with the...
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The vineyards of Malvasia grapes which thrive in various corners of the Canary Islands offer an extensive range of wines - from dry white to sparkling, but above all some fantastic sweet wines – that is well worth trying and preserving as one of Spain's winemaking jewels.
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Most of us associate Australian wine with the warmth of those intensely coloured and aromatic Shirazes and weighty Chardonnays. This impression is not far from the truth, statistically speaking. The vast majority of Australian wine sold in Europe comes from the big brands....
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape The saying goes that there are lands touched by God's hand where the fruit of the vines becomes a blessing. Among these lands 'chosen' by divine hand, you could not fail to include Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a French Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) with a...
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Vertigo wines

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We are well aware that climate warming is one of the concerns that vine growers nowadays are most worried about. This is especially true for those who have vineyards lying at lower altitudes above sea level: that is where the consequences of drier and hotter summers are having, year after year, a more devastating effect. Due to a lack of more...
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A rhythm with great tempo performed by small wine producers who have learnt to compose and interpret modern wine-making scores most harmoniously and to everyone’s taste. This beautiful part of Ourense is making steady strides, supported by the exceptional beauty of its...
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