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What is organic wine?

At Familia Martínez Bujanda we take making wine seriously. Our purpose is to produce excellent wines. This is why we implement innovative practices in our estates while maintaining ancient traditions. To us, taking up production of organic wine was the logical step to take. We have just launched Finca Antigua Red Organic, Finca Antigua’s first … [Read more...] about What is organic wine?

Spain, a wine country

Spain is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, traditionally linked to the world of wine. Vines have been cultivated in a number of Spanish regions since time immemorial and, for centuries, wine has been the most popular drink in Iberian Peninsula. Sometimes, making comparisons with other wine-growing regions can be a useful way to understand how … [Read more...] about Spain, a wine country

The history of wine bottle size

Even when you will find as many as 14 different sizes or formats of wine bottles, the standard bottle size is 75cl, or three quarters of a litre. The reason for this peculiar size is not clear, since there are different theories to account for it. In any case, in the 1970s, a number of countries agreed to adopt 75cl as the standard bottle in order … [Read more...] about The history of wine bottle size

Wine: Taste and aftertaste

Take your first sips of a wine and your palate will experience a cascade of taste sensations. However, there are other senses involved too, and the tasting process unfolds in a number of steps that make up the global flavour of wine. The mouth is a multisensory organ that contains the tongue, with its taste buds. The smells pass through to the … [Read more...] about Wine: Taste and aftertaste

Petra de Valpiedra – a wine full of traditional Rioja flavours

Sometimes, you have to look back in time to be innovative. The passing of time involves change and evolution, but our traditions guide us to the essence of the wines we have been making for five generations. Petra de Valpiedra is our special tribute to the old Rioja wines made from Garnacha, the most common grape variety in the old days. Our … [Read more...] about Petra de Valpiedra – a wine full of traditional Rioja flavours