Spain’s Most Wanted Wines

Spain’s Most Wanted Wines © Vega Sicilia | Four of the top 10 come from Ribera del Duero’s Vega Sicilia.If you think you know what the most searched-for Spanish wines are, you’re probably right.By Tom Jarvis | Posted Wednesday, 28-Jun-2017 In many respects there are no surprises in the list of the most searched-for wines in Spain – which is entirely filled with red wines based on the Tempranillo grape, made by established names – but the intrigue lives outside the top 10. The best known table wine regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero account for nine out of the 10 wines, with the latter all appearing in the top six. In turn three of the… Read More

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The province of Córdoba (Spain) produced 12% of the world’s total olive oil last season

Córdoba.- The province produced 12% of the world total of JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA last year – Archive CÓRDOBA, 17 Aug. (EUROPA PRESS) – The province of Córdoba produced last year more than 365,000 tons of olive oil, 12% of the world total and a fifth of Spanish production, as reported by the territorial delegate of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Board , Araceli Hair. In Córdoba there are 185 oil mills. The provincial average stands at 2,016 tons of oil per mill. Total sales from mills reach 303,282 tons, of which 22,099 correspond to the month of July. These sales represent 23% national, only surpassed by Jaén. By regions, the Subbética… Read More

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Shanghai International Wine and Spirits Museum, a bunker turned into a museum

The bunker that houses the International Wine and Spirits Museum today was the perfect hiding place for both weapons and artillery.Jose ConfusedUpdated: 05/03/2017 12:41 hoursShare Transforming a war bunker into a museum is already a challenge, but achieving such a spectacular result as that of the Shanghai International Wine and Spirits Museum seems mission impossible. Where before there were weapons and artillery, today the most complete wine collection in all of Asia is housed. Leading the result is Shanghai Godolphin, a revolutionary design studio that has brought tradition and functionality together. Built under the mandate of Chiang Kai-shek, former leader of the Republic of China, the bunker that today houses the International Wine and Spirits… Read More

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The 16 sparkling Spaniards chosen among the best in the world

The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2019 (world championship of champagne and sparkling wines) claims to be «the most respected, thorough and rigorous international competition in the sector world. At each stage of the contest, the judges work blindly, without seeing bottles or labels, with glasses identified before being served. From there, on Thursdays they choose the best in each category, by region and country. Each judge (three experts work exclusively in the process, Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan and Tony Jordan) evaluates the wines individually, writes a tasting note and gives a score. Finally, in the sixth stage of the contest, all national champions compete for the World Champion. In this year’s classification there… Read More

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The acidity of olive oil and its flavor

Do you think that the higher acidity of a stronger or more intense olive oil is its flavor? It is a fairly common misconception, since one thing is acidity and another thing quite different is the content of fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, etc.), which may indeed have to do with certain sensory attributes of olive oil. We will see it below in a practical and enjoyable way … Index of contents 1 What is the acidity of olive oil? 1.1 Heartburn is only detected with laboratory tests 1.2 Tell me what you presume and I will tell you what you lack 1.3 The acidity of olive oil as a commercial… Read More

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Which is the best CRIANZA (aging) wine in Spain?

How red crianza wine is made? When preparing a red wine with aging, the must and the skins of the grapes must be macerated intensively to achieve a good extraction of tannins and anthocyanins, since the wine must have a good structure to withstand the aging in the barrel and keep its primary aromas. The micro-oxygenation that the wine undergoes in the barrel will be beneficial if the tannin load is adequate, avoiding excessive oxidation and with a final result of a round wine. It is in the bottle where the wine evolves so that the result for the consumer when drinking the wine is a success. Pairing of red… Read More

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