What will happen in the world of wine in 2021? Que pasará en el mundo del vino en 2021?

2020 will be remembered for many things in the wine industry, except the top actor was the global Covid-19 pandemic and its heavy repercussions on the wine business. Besides the common imperative to understand consumer behaviour, needs and trends, players in the wine production and international trade were additionally faced with many challenges, that still linger to this day. Not to mention the issues already present before the outbreak, tariffs, climate change, or logistics among others. Online Fairs It will be the general trend. In Italy there have been several editions with hundreds of wineries that have made known the products of the latest harvest. Now comes to Spain OnWine… Read More

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Valentine’s Day Wine Picks and Pairings

We’re treating our loved ones to some of these classic and surprise pairings for sparkling rosé, Pinot Noir, Sauternes, Port and more. Plus, 11 recommended recipes! Ready to go above and beyond this Valentine’s Day? Wine Spectator’s editors are sharing their go-to wine-and-food pairings for a romantic meal for two, from traditional duck and Pinot Noir to a Jazz Age classic pairing for Bordeaux dessert wines to off-the-radar wine picks for V-Day standbys. Just add flowers! Get more Valentine’s Day inspiration!• ABCs of Pairing Wine and Chocolate• 5 Favorite Recipes to Pair with Sparkling Wine• Valentine’s at Home: Spice-Crusted Pork Belly• 7 Romantic Chocolate Treats Put a retro spin on a Valentine’s Day classic with… Read More

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Report: Spain’s 2020 Wine Harvest – Informe: Vendimia 2020 de España

Multiple challenges along the way but optimism over quality as the vintage progressed The year 2020 will stand out in the memory for Spanish growers and bodegas for two main challenges: one related directly to the vineyard – mildew; the second related to Covid-19 and its impact on every aspect of the working life of a wine producer from the vineyard through to marketing. The weather brought many challenges over the year with very few regions getting off lightly. It was a much wetter year, especially for coastal regions, and generous spring rains coincided with warmer temperatures than usual. This provided the ideal conditions for mildew which required intense work… Read More

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What is convenient to know about Sherry wines to see the movie “The Summer We Live”.

Sherry wines have a special role in the film “The Summer We Live”. Before seeing it, it is interesting to know five aspects about the PDO Vinos de Jerez, its wineries and its products.There is a film, The Summer We Live, which has Marco de Jerez as a backdrop but at the same time among its protagonists there are vineyards, wines and wineries. That is why from the Denomination of Origin Vinos de Jerez they have in this article some interesting details to take into account, perfect to know them before watching the film or why not also afterwards. The Warner Bros production company explains that it is a love… Read More

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Wine Grapes varieties(B-C)

BABOSO NEGRO Red. See Bastardo negro BALADÍ White. Native of Spain (La Rioja) and cultivated in Andalusia, Canary Islands, Valencia and La Rioja. It is a grape that needs a lot of sun, whose clusters are large and compact. Berries are large with a yellow color. The wines made from this grape are pale with fruity aromas without much alcohol. It is often used mixed with other varieties. Also known by Baboso Blanco, Bastardo Blanco, Calagraño, Jaén, Jaén Blanco y Valadí. BASTARDO BLANCO White. See Baladí BASTARDO NEGRO Red. Clusters are small, compact with small berries, high sugar content and medium acidity. Also known as Bastardo (Canary Islands, Portuguese) Batardinho… Read More

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Spanish MANCHEGO cheese

Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized sheep´s milk Country of origin: Spain Region: La Mancha Type:  semi-soft Texture: firm and supple Rind: waxed Colour: pale yellow Flavour: fruity, nutty, sweet, tangy Aroma: grassy, pleasant Vegetarian: no Synonyms: Queso Manchego Alternative spellings: Manchego Curado, Manchego Semi Curado, Manchego Viejo The Manchego cheese is produced in the La Mancha region of Spain, which is also home to Don Quixote. It is made from pasteurised sheep’s milk. It is one of the popular cheeses from Spain and comes under the PDO (DOP) guidelines. The traditional use of grass moulds leaves a distinctive, characteristic zigzag pattern on the Manchego cheese. Authentic Manchego is only made from the… Read More

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Spanish ham speaks to us

It is said that to appreciate an exclusive piece you have to allow it toexpress yourself, reveal your essence in each cut. Something that meets perfectlyacorn-fed 100% Iberian High Expression ham. The Cooperativa del Valle de los Pedroches (COVAP), in the Cordovan town of Pozoblanco, has been working for more than 60 years in theeconomic and social human development of the environment. The 300,000 hectares of continuous pasture through which his project extends are endowed with a unique microclimate and has the largest extension of holm oaks in the world. COVAP has, in this natural setting, its own herd of 100% Iberian pigs, registered in the genealogical tree and with… Read More

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Spanish Wine Grapes varieties (A)

AIRÉN White. This is Spain’s most widely planted grape variety. The bunches are large and tightly-packed. It produces wines with a characteristic bouquet and alcohol content between 12% vol. and 14% vol. It can be found, among other regions, in Ciudad Real (51% of planting), Toledo, Cuenca, Albacete, Murcia and Madrid. It is the main variety in Vinos de Madrid DO. ALARIJE White. Found in a large number of wine-growing areas in Extremadura. One of the most common varieties in the area around Cañamero. ALBARELLO White. This grape is found in small quantities in Ribera del Ulla. However, it produces very aromatic, personal wines. It is quite different from Albariño,… Read More

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