Pruning is one of the most important tasks to carry out during the winegrowing cycle. The pruning season starts right after the first few frosts, as leaves start to fall and the winter rest period begins. It can extend all the way into mid-March, just before the plant ‘awakens’ and renews its vital cycle. Historically, pruning has been one the most … [Read more...] about The Pruning Season: Determinant in the New Campaign
Good times come by themselves, otherwise we go looking after them. We are now in February, which, for many, is the Month of Love. Plus, this next 14th of February, Saint Valentine’s day, happens to be on a Sunday, so we can take all weekend off to celebrate it. This year, we have to celebrate everything! Either in couples or in family, any … [Read more...] about Wine and Chocolate Are The Perfect Pairing for Saint Valentine
In these past few days of January, the snows all over Spain have produced idyllic images of fields and vineyards totally covered by a thick white mantle. In fact, this is not only an aesthetic issue, as in vines’ case, the Spanish popular saying “years with snow are good years” (“Año de nieves, año de bienes”) is correct in all senses, despite the … [Read more...] about Why Do Snow and Intense Cold Weathers Favour Vines?
Smell is the sense with the strongest memory and, because of this, it also the sense which is most closely linked to emotions. Learning how to recognise the aromas in different wines can help us know them better, discover their origins and even associate them to different emotions. Ultimately, it can make you enjoy wine even more. In order to … [Read more...] about The Power of Wine Aromas
In the past few years, there has been a growing debate on the type of plug or cap that should be used to seal wine bottles. We hear lots about the advantages of using natural cork, rather than synthetic plugs or screw caps, but, in reality, in the majority of cases, the specific characteristics and advantages of each one are not completely … [Read more...] about Corks, synthetic plugs and screw bottle caps are much more than just a passing trend