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Posted at Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:12:00 PM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

CAVAS DE PARAJE CALIFICADO

In mid-June, the Cava DO presented a new category of products with the aim of establishing a premium category for Cavas. This new category is called CAVA DE PARAJE CALIFICADO, and it will include Cavas coming from sites with exceptional characteristics, both climatically and geologically. The new class is at the absolute top of the quality piramid, one level above the well-known Gran Reserva.

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Posted at Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:31:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

PARKER: GREDOS, ARAGÓN AND NAVARRA

The latest articles published by Luis Gutiérrez in Robert Parker Wine Advocate assess the wines of Gredos, Aragón and Navarra.

In every instance, Mr. Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's correspondent in Spain, writes appreciatively of the wines made from a variety that, though held in low esteem from many years, is currently experiencing a spectacular renaissance; namely, red Grenache.

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Posted at Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:05:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

 

NEW PARKER SCORES FOR RIBERA DEL DUERO AND TORO

Mr. Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate's correspondent for Spain, recently published two articles about, respectively, the regions of Ribera del Duero and Toro.

Here is a list of wines that received high scores from the respected wine critic.

All of them are authentic, deep, truly terroir-orientated Spanish red wines.

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Posted at Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:30:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: Designation of Origin

 

 

THE MEDITERRANEAN

The Mediterranean. Long gone are the times when talking about the wines of Alicante, Valencia and Jumilla meant overripeness, bombast and tons of new oak.

Fortunately, a growing number of wineries are trying to produce livelier, fresher wines that convey a sense of terroir.

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Posted at Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:56:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

 

GRENACHES  DU MONDE

On February 10th, the international wine contest "Grenaches du Monde" was held in Alghero, Sardinia. The competition selects and evaluates the best Grenache wines from all over the world. Once again, the wines produced in Spain got excellent results. Here is our selection of award-winning wines

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Posted at Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:30:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: Grape varieties

 

CHARDONNAY VS. VERDEJO

If we were to make a list of the most important white varieties grown in Spain, the Chardonnay and Verdejo grapes would surely have a place of honour. (The list would be almost complete if we added the varieties Albariño, Xarel.lo, Godello, Macabeu and White Grenache.)

A native of Burgundy, Chardonnay is not only the world's best known white grape, but arguably the best known grape of all, whether they be white or red.

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Posted at Thursday, February 2, 2017 8:28:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: Wine tasting

 

FULL-BODIED REDS

We are in the midst of a cold winter season. At this time of the year, there is nothing like the warmth of home.

This is the time of hearty meals. The time of substantial red wines. Wines that warm body and soul.

Here is our selection of Full-Bodied Red Wines. The best wines to drink in cold weather.

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Posted at Tuesday, January 17, 2017 9:09:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: Designation of Origin

 

THE CANARY ISLANDS

Some months ago, Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate correspondent in Spain, published an article about The Canary Islands.

The critic confimed that the region is heading for great things, with several winemakers already producing great wines, and others showing real promise. 

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Posted at Friday, November 18, 2016 9:52:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

 

NEW PARKER SCORES FOR CATALONIA

The latest issue of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate features three articles dedicated to Catalonia.

Here is a list of wines that have gotten good scores, together with the commentaries of Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Spanish specialist.

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Posted at Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:34:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: Grape varieties

 

REMEMBERING G-DAY

September 16th, 2016 was International Grenache Day. Somewhat disregarded for many years, the "Pinot Noir of the South" now enjoys a growing reputation.

There are different kinds of Grenache. Besides the red variety, we find wines made from White Grenache, Grey Grenache and Hairy Grenache. Grenache has multiple qualities. Fruit, freshness, acidity and, most notably, the ability to convey the specific features of its place of origin.

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