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Cava de Paraje Calificado - what’s it all about?

Amaya Cervera | December 16th, 2016

Even if the official seal is not due to be issued until next year, we reveal some of the sparkling wines pursuing the new Cava de Paraje Calificado category, which aims to set the new benchmark of quality in Spain’s most famous bubbly.

In depth 2016-12-16 10:12:04

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Further steps to demarcate terroir in Spain

Amaya Cervera | June 28th, 2016

Zoning and land classification are contentious issues in Spain. Following the recent approval of a single-vineyard category for Cava, Rioja continues to discuss its future while other wine producing regions are going their own way.

In depth 2016-06-28 07:06:45

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Vinoble 2016 witnesses a change of cycle in Sherry

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | June 6th, 2016

With lights and shadows in the organisation, the International Exhibition of Noble Wines confirmed a new stage in the Sherry Triangle and renewed dynamism both from new producers and some of the leading wineries in the region.

In depth 2016-06-06 10:06:40

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Does terroir matter in Spain's appellations?

Amaya Cervera | November 10th, 2015

It seems obvious that denominations of origin are meant to protect a wine region. Paradoxically, some producers in Spain do not feel comfortable in their DOs while others demand more differentiation, authenticity and attention to their needs.

In depth 2015-11-10 08:11:39

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Priorat: is it all about terroir?

Amaya Cervera | June 16th, 2015

If it’s been a while since you last tasted a wine from Catalonia’s Priorat, you may be surprised by how much fresher and approachable the wines feel these days. With diversity on the rise, we embark on a journey to discover Priorat’s true character

In depth 2015-06-16 08:06:26

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What’s all the fuss about Cava?

Amaya Cervera | December 9th, 2014

With some producers leaving the appellation and others seeking their own path, the regulatory board has announced a high-quality category for Cava. Despite the turmoil, there has never been so much diversity and good quality bubblies in Spain.

In depth 2014-12-09 03:12:52