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Spain, a wine country

Spain is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, traditionally linked to the world of wine. Vines have been cultivated in a number of Spanish regions since time immemorial and, for centuries, wine has been the most popular drink in Iberian Peninsula. Sometimes, making comparisons with other wine-growing regions can be a useful way to understand how … [Read more...] about Spain, a wine country

Familia Martínez Bujanda reconciles the latest technology and tradition

Familia Martínez Bujanda is a family business that has been growing grapevines and making wine for 130 years. We are aware of the importance of keeping grape-growing and wine-making customs and traditions alive. Generation after generation, we have devoted ourselves to obtaining the best grapes in our estates. Today, the fourth and fifth … [Read more...] about Familia Martínez Bujanda reconciles the latest technology and tradition

The history of wine bottle size

Even when you will find as many as 14 different sizes or formats of wine bottles, the standard bottle size is 75cl, or three quarters of a litre. The reason for this peculiar size is not clear, since there are different theories to account for it. In any case, in the 1970s, a number of countries agreed to adopt 75cl as the standard bottle in order … [Read more...] about The history of wine bottle size

Wine: Taste and aftertaste

Take your first sips of a wine and your palate will experience a cascade of taste sensations. However, there are other senses involved too, and the tasting process unfolds in a number of steps that make up the global flavour of wine. The mouth is a multisensory organ that contains the tongue, with its taste buds. The smells pass through to the … [Read more...] about Wine: Taste and aftertaste

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