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October 2017

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

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

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