Recently I wrote an article about why wines are blended. It came as a surprise to some that some wines are a blend, such as Rioja, which is a mix of several wines made from different grape varieties. I can understand the confusion given that
On today’s show Selina talks to Mark about the story behind TheWinePlace.es as how different situations influence how wine tastes.
The term Flying Winemakers was first used in the late 1980’s when referring to winemakers who would fly from region to another making wines. They were a new phenomenon in a very traditional wine world. Most of them were Australians who had been trained to
I am delighted to announce the WSET courses at the CRDO Valencia, in addition to Voravins in Paterna. The first WSET Level 1 course will be take place on the 13 and 14 of November.
The CRDO Valencia does an excellent job promoting
Last weekend in Requena I attended a celebration to mark the end of the grape harvest where the last bunches were picked from the 2017 harvest. The band of the Sociedad Musical Santa Cecilia de Requena played and the children dressed in traditional outfits
To age wine in oak barrels adds complexity, flavour and longevity to wine. The intensity and range of flavours that the oak imparts on the wine depend on where the oak is from, the age of the barrel, the size of the barrel, how toasted
Discovering wines from places you least expected is a fun and interesting part of my work. Winemakers and viticulturists around the world whose aim is to make wines better and distinctive in character, introduce new grape varieties to a region.
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