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Why are rose bushes planted in vineyards?

Have you noticed on your visit to a vineyard that there are roses at the end of each vine row? It may seem they are just a beautiful addition, but actually they alert the winemaker to the presence of diseases or pests that often attack the vines. As the wise old saying goes, ‘Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.’ Nature offers … [Read more...] about Why are rose bushes planted in vineyards?

Finca Valpiedra and its special natural setting

It comes as no surprise that La Rioja is Spain’s wine-growing region par excellence. Its climate and geographical features, as well as its vine-growing tradition, make it the ideal place to make the finest wines. One of our wineries, Finca Valpiedra, stands on a land that is as peculiar as the quality of its wines requires. It lies in the heart … [Read more...] about Finca Valpiedra and its special natural setting

Summer Wines: Rosés (II)

In the previous post, we mentioned that there is a notable increase in the consumption of white wine with the arrival of summer. Something similar occurs with rosés, although these wines have unfairly been considered to be of a “lower quality”, particularly in Spain. In fact, these wines are probably more difficult to make. In recent years, they … [Read more...] about Summer Wines: Rosés (II)

Restaurant of the week: Casa Lola

More than just a stop along the way The restaurant, Casa Lola has all the ingredients to become a must for all those who come to know the town of Rueda. Located at Kilometer 172 of the A6, near the municipality of Rueda at Valladolid, Casa Lola has more than 20 years of dedication towards hospitality and the sales of gourmet products.  Well known … [Read more...] about Restaurant of the week: Casa Lola

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