If you are planning to stay closer to home this summer there are many places to discover and enjoy on day trips. Earlier this week I visited the Cooperativa de Viver, which is about a 45 minute drive from the centre of Valencia in the
Drinking chilled red wine during the summer is a nice alternative to whites or rosés and gives you the opportunity to taste wines made from grape varieties or from regions that are new to you. The key when choosing red wines for summer is to
In the 18th century Fondillón from Alicante was one of the most famous and prestigious wines in the world, it was more highly valued than the wines of Sauternes, Sherry and Port. It was said to have been a favourite of Louis XIV of France
The ‘new normal’ has meant that many of us have had our summer travel plans cancelled. I was planning to visit vineyards in Greece and southern France but it’s not going to happen. However, you can enjoy the sense of travel through the wines from
How important is the vintage? It is both very important and not so important, depending on the region and the style of wine being made. The vintage is the year that the grapes are grown and harvested. So if
Garnacha is the grape variety that dominates the Denominaciones de Origen (DO’s) of Calatayud, Cariñena and Campo de Borja in Aragon. This corner of North Eastern Spain has a growing reputation among winelovers around the world, for Garnachas with personality and a strong sense of
You may think of wine as being very traditional not ‘cool’. Over the last few years wine has been completely outshone by beer as craft brewers have radicalised the very traditional and declining beer market. Not to mention spirits, notably
Beyond Spain’s borders Tempranillo it is becoming very popular with viticulturists and winemakers around the world. It adapts well to the different soils and micro climates to produce wines that are distinctive yet distinctly Tempranillo. It can be used to make single varietal wines and
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