Winter is coming to an end and the vines are starting to show new signs of life. Some vineyards have already seen the first 'weeping vines', which is really an exudation which occurs in pruning wounds at the end of the winter or beginning of spring, particularly on days where there is a certain amount of warmth. In this respect, an increase in the … [Read more...] about We are starting all over again
The 2010 harvest was the fourth excellent year of the twenty-first century for the Regulatory Council of the Rioja Denomination of Origin (after 2001, 2004 and 2005). The Rioja classification system, which involves the analysis of more than 4,000 samples from the 285 million litres produced, is the most rigorous in Spain. Even though, the scale … [Read more...] about Finca Valpiedra 2010: The product of an exceptional year!
Tim Atkin, master of wine and the top international opinion leader, who was not afraid to rank the wineries in the Rioja region, published his second monographic report in January, Rioja Special Report 2017, having tasted 850 wines from more than 150 wineries. Atkin maintains his 'controversial' winery pyramid from last year in which, following … [Read more...] about Atkin recognises Finca Valpiedra
What is known as the ‘Law of the Pendulum’ has numerous applications, from politics to the history of mankind. It basically says that movement is cyclical and that when something approaches an extreme it will stay like that for some time but the following reaction will be a movement towards the opposite extreme. This concept can largely be applied … [Read more...] about Wine Trends and Familia Martínez Bujanda
It is far from outrageous to refer to the wine industry as one of the most innovative sectors in the world. The extraordinary competence and atomisation in wine making and the need to surprise and offer new sensations means that wineries are constantly investing financial and human capital in developing new and different products. At Familia … [Read more...] about Infinitus; a world to be discovered