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Tim Atkin “Rioja Special Report 2020”

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Tim Atkin, the prestigious British Master of Wine, has released his fifth annual ‘Rioja Special Report 2020’. A much-anticipated report where the wine guru not only rates 1,228 Rioja wines, but also gives his opinion on the current landscape in … Continuar leyendo

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Palo Cortado, a legendary wine with an elegant and mysterious rebellious streak

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…That sense of passing time and the ability to see it pass with great speed and the feeling of looking at something so pure… Josep “Pitu” Roca, Celler de Can Roca sommelier (Documentary “Sherry & the Palo Cortado mystery”) …A … Continuar leyendo

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Fino sherry, the essence of Andalusia, bottled

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…If penicillin cures diseases, Sherry resurrects the dead… Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin. It is clear that wines from Jerez have inspired the most refined poems and the most roguish songs, which appear in cinema and world literature. They are … Continuar leyendo

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Cava

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What are we referring to when we talk about cava? Cava is a sparkling wine that is made mainly in Catalonia, but also in other parts of Spain such as in some provinces of Aragon, Extremadura, La Rioja, Basque Country, … Continuar leyendo

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Manzanilla, the pretty maid of Sanlúcar

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… Manzanilla is my wine because it’s cheerful, and it’s good and because – sweet siren – her singing enchants the path I take … Antonio Machado Have you heard of Manzanilla ? We’re not referring to the famous tea made … Continuar leyendo

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Corpinnat

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Have you heard of Corpinnat ? Of a group of wineries that have decided to leave the D.O. Cava? Of course you have. And if you haven’t yet, you will soon. So, pay attention, let’s see what thisCorpinnat thing is all about, … Continuar leyendo

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Albariño, the most international Galician grape

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What comes to mind when you hear the word Albariño? Some believe that Albariño is a geographical area; others imagine the sea and the seafood accompanied by a glass of white wine. There will perhaps be someone who would have you … Continuar leyendo

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Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Oloroso, Palo cortado: Sherry wines

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The wines made in the region of Jerez (Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Oloroso, Palo Cortado) are wines that are unique in the world. Unique due to their processing conditions. Unique due to the peculiar ageing to which they are subjected and for the … Continuar leyendo

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Haro, the District of the wineries: Viña Tondonia, Bodegas Muga, CVNE wine, etc.

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Throughout the history of wine wineries have been located in places that winemakers have considered privileged. There are a variety of factors that influence them when choosing the best enclaves for their vineyards and facilities. Some of the most outstanding … Continuar leyendo

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Which are the best wines in Spain?

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Spain has been producing good wines for centuries. Yet, which are really the best wines in Spain? Spain has a long winemaking history: Before the Romans came, the vine was already cultivated in many areas of the peninsula. And now, thousands … Continuar leyendo

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