Let’s discuss one of the most important grape varieties – the garnacha strain. For a long time, this strain has been associated with the production of wines of medium quality. However, in these past few years its history has changed significantly. This grape variety has become a total referent in both national and international markets, since it … [Read more...] about Garnacha Strain – Versatility and Elegance
Red wines are what most obviously jumps to mind when thinking about D.O. Rioja, but there are also great white wines being produced here, both young and Reserve wines. Despite red wines taking most of the scene when considering La Rioja, this region is not only a home for red wine. There are whites being made in this region, ranging from the most … [Read more...] about Rioja Is Also a Land of Young and Reserve White Wines
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?