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“My dream is to compete on equal terms with Champagne”

Amaya Cervera | January 20th, 2017

After his New York adventure, Pepe Raventós, Penedès’ 'enfant terrible' since he left the DO Cava, has returned home to go back to his roots and “practice instead of seeking.” He talked to SWL about his plans and his vision of life now.

People 2017-01-20 09:01:45

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Destemming grapes with Abel Mendoza in Rioja

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | October 18th, 2016

This Rioja producer, who embodies the concept of a Burgundian vigneron working his land to make honest wines, show us how he makes his Tempranillo Grano a Grano and his philosophy of life, which is based on terroir and respect for the environment.

People 2016-10-18 09:10:11

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Leading wine producers in Terra Alta

Amaya Cervera | September 27th, 2016

After our recent piece about this Catalan region, focused primarily on Garnacha, we have profiled some of its most interesting winegrowers. This is our particular vision on who’s who in Terra Alta.

People 2016-09-27 08:09:37

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“Sherry has been badly mistreated”

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | April 19th, 2016

Juan Ruiz Henestrosa is head sommelier at Aponiente, a two-Michelin starred restaurant on the cutting edge of Spanish gastronomy. Sensitive and passionate, Juan has managed to put Sherry at the same level as chef Ángel León’s celebrated dishes.

People 2016-04-19 09:04:55

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Xavier Ausàs: “I don’t forget that I’ve made a name thanks to Vega Sicilia”

Amaya Cervera | August 20th, 2015

The Spanish wine world has been rocked by the news of Xavier Ausàs departure from Vega Sicilia. SWL has talked to him about his time at this iconic winery and his plans for the future.

People 2015-08-20 03:08:09

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A new generation of brave producers in Rioja (and II)

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | April 21st, 2015

They are young and talented and they all fight to get their wines to mirror the terroir they come from. This is the second part in the series about some of the figures shaping the future in Rioja.

People 2015-04-21 10:04:30

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A new generation of brave producers in Rioja (I)

Amaya Cervera | April 8th, 2015

They are young, energetic and set on making wines in their own style. In this two-part piece, we talk to some of the new faces that are likely to shape the future of Rioja.

People 2015-04-08 06:04:30

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Touching wine heaven with Vega Sicilia

Amaya Cervera | December 24th, 2014

We have asked some leading figures in the world of wine to recall their most enduring memories of Vega Sicilia on the year this legendary winery celebrates its 150th anniversary.

People 2014-12-24 01:12:31

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Zev Robinson films wine as an agricultural product

Amaya Cervera | November 24th, 2014

His documentaries eschew glamour and actively seek what lies beneath wine, often in isolated rural environments. For Robinson, wine is an agricultural product, not an object of desire.

People 2014-11-24 12:11:50

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Jean-Guillaume Prats is a Spanish wine lover

Amaya Cervera | October 8th, 2014

The CEO of Estates & Wines, the LVMH luxury group’s wines division, visited Madrid last week for the launch of a new vintage of Numanthia. We got the chance to talk to him about Spanish wine.

People 2014-10-08 10:10:43

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Peter Sisseck, portrait of a mature winemaker

Amaya Cervera | September 16th, 2014

This article is linked to the first post in our Photoblog. Pepe Franco is the author of an extensive photographic report about Peter Sisseck, the Danish winemaker behind Pingus in Ribera del Duero and a leading figure in Spanish wine.

People 2014-09-16 10:09:36