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?
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For some time, we have been talking a lot about ‘winelovers’, however, who are they exactly? Generally, they are characterised by being sybarites, curious and very exigent with anything related to the world of wine. In fact, ‘winelovers’ do not simply drink any wine. They don’t just like any cellar; they enjoy getting to know different brands … [Read more...] about The Wishlist For Any Worthy ‘Winelover’
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
Until quite recently, grape treading had been relegated to small wine cellars and family businesses. However, given the touristic interest that grape stomping is causing amongst wine lovers, this aspect of the most traditional winemaking has resurfaced in the past few years. Grape treading has been a clear referent and a distinctive feature of … [Read more...] about Grape Treading and Winepress, Fundamental Elements in Traditional Harvesting and Winemaking