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2016: ‘exhibition’ year at Finca Valpiedra

Harvest in the Rioja region is looking very good after at least three consecutive clearly abnormal harvests. In this respect, 2013 was an atypical year, more similar to those that were common until the end of the eighties: cold years with difficult harvests in late October, which had little or nothing to do with typical twenty-first century … [Read more...] about 2016: ‘exhibition’ year at Finca Valpiedra

Lauren Rosillo: “Today’s global wine market marginalises small and authentic Spanish wine producers, or in other words, its essence”

The Technical Director at Familia Martínez Bujanda is openly in favour of the differentiation of vineyards and wineries and the recognition of terroirs and estates. The wine world is facing a new era in Spain, with more and more voices committed to recovering greater authenticity and differentiation for the extraordinary vineyards that are still … [Read more...] about Lauren Rosillo: “Today’s global wine market marginalises small and authentic Spanish wine producers, or in other words, its essence”

Age-worthy wines

One of the great, maybe the greatest, virtues of the major wine regions in the world is the ability to produce wines which are meant to be aged. Opening a bottle of wine 15, 20 or even 80 years after the grapes were picked is an unrivalled experience that would make its maker proud. In Spain, this ability is a remarkable feature of La Rioja, … [Read more...] about Age-worthy wines

Nuestros viñedos despiertan

Con las primeras heladas tras las vendimias, las cepas pierden las hojas que, en el caso de Rioja especialmente, pintan en laderas y llanuras un extraordinario paisaje colorista de diferentes tonalidades rojas de los tempranillos combinadas con los amarillos de gracianos y garnachas y los amarillo verdosos de las viuras. La planta, la cepa, entra … [Read more...] about Nuestros viñedos despiertan

Wine pairing at Christmas

Christmas, one of the most special times of year, is just around the corner.  This is a time during which the spotlight falls on tables of delicious meals as we celebrate this festive season with our families and loved ones. The wide variety of foods that we will enjoy during this time opens up virtually infinites wine pairing possibilities with … [Read more...] about Wine pairing at Christmas