Archivo de la categoría: English

All my articles in english.

GARNACHA-GRENACHE

 “Who dared to bet on Garnacha 25 years ago? Nobody did. French Bordeaux grapes seemed out of reach and most Spanish wine makers envied them. Tempranillo was the only Spanish renowned grape and all wine-producing areas wanted to imitate Rioja. … Sigue leyendo

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WHY IS WINE CONSUMPTION FALLING?

  Doing research to explain this phenomenon has recently taken a great deal of my time for the last few weeks. A cycle is over for Spain, and for many of  European wine-producing countries and Argentina .  In all these … Sigue leyendo

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17 TIPS TO BECOME A WINETASTER

Telling the difference between a wine taster and an average wine drinker is easy. It’s a bit like the difference between hearing and listening. When drinking wine a wine taster uses his mind while an average drinker uses his heart. … Sigue leyendo

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GARNACHA BLANCA, THE WHITE OF SPAIN

In the chapter on Grenache, such variety was defined as the “Spanish National Red Grape”. White Grenache with all its values ​​represents the white grape variety icon more deeply rooted in the Spanish Mediterranean and Central Spain.

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Fed up with perfection

I never thought that, after so many years of a solid wine tasting career, I could end up tired of such exciting task as mine. Never before have we been able to find so many “perfect” wines, and never before … Sigue leyendo

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VINICULTURE IN EXTREME REGIONS: FROM THE BALTIC SEA TO THE DESERT

No winemaker of prestige will undertake a project that could not result in a heightening of his prestige. Surely one of the most difficult professional challenges for any of them would be that of making wine in such extreme territories … Sigue leyendo

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The dubious reputation of Spanish wine (1)

One of the news published in this blog talks about 46 million € of Spanish wine being sold to neighbouring France. Other sources mention how we have become, in the last couple of years, the leading country worldwide in bulk … Sigue leyendo

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Sighted tasting versus blind

The credibility of blind tasting versus sighted ones has grown to a magnificent height in recent times. Nevertheless, having myself a more or less equal professional experience in both, I have reached the conclusion that a blind assessment is as … Sigue leyendo

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Wine of the day

90 EVOHE 2010. TEMPRANILLO Viñas VIEJAS 5€ I like unknown wines from unknown places. We can boast inSpainof not all the good wines being labeled with DO. Now I’m referring to a tempranillo from Ribera del Gállego. It’s by far … Sigue leyendo

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Wines made with wild grapes

I went to Ronda a few days ago to taste the first wines made in Spain from “wild vines”, a unique experience given that we are talking about Neolithic species, and the predecessors of the vitis vinifera we use nowadays … Sigue leyendo

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