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Seven wine reads for all tastes

Amaya Cervera | July 23rd, 2024

Wine in the 21st century is all about diversity, and wine literature is no exception. From encyclopaedic readings to comic books, there's plenty to choose from.

Wine & Food 2024-07-23 01:07:06

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Mugaritz kills the wine list to launch its own selection of wines

Amaya Cervera | November 15th, 2022

The two Michelin-starred restaurant presents over a dozen wines made in partnership with leading Spanish producers that are only available at Mugaritz. The focus of the new Vis à Vis range is exclusivity and -we guess- lowering costs.

Wine & Food 2022-11-15 09:11:51

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Our most popular stories in 2021

Amaya Cervera | December 27th, 2021

2021 comes to an end and as usual we unveil the most read stories in SWL. Rioja vignerons, a glossary of wine terms in English and the history of vine and grape varieties in Spain stood out.

Wine & Food 2021-12-27 11:12:33

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Wine reads to get you through a freezing start of the year

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | January 13th, 2021

As if Covid was not enough to keep us at home, the low temperatures after Filomena, the great snow storm that swept through most of Spain, invite us to stay indoors with a good book and a glass of wine.

Wine & Food 2021-01-13 09:01:41

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The lockdown shapes our most popular stories of 2020

Amaya Cervera | December 29th, 2020

As we have done in recent years, SWL says good-bye to 2020 unveiling the most popular stories on our website. Google Analytics reveals once again to what extent the lockdown has left a mark on our lives.

Wine & Food 2020-12-29 11:12:10

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Most popular stories in 2019

Amaya Cervera | January 1st, 2020

As we do every year, we unveil the most read stories on our website in 2019. Practical topics did particularly well, with our glossary of wine terms in English and Spanish at the top of the list.

Wine & Food 2020-01-01 10:01:43

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Join us at our wine party in Lavinia Madrid on November 8th

Amaya Cervera | October 23rd, 2019

Last year’s SWL party in Lavinia was so successful that we have decided to host a new edition next month with 30 producers from across Spain generously pouring their wines. Read the full list below.

Wine & Food 2019-10-23 09:10:10

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Help us to improve and win a ticket for our wine party in Lavinia Madrid

Amaya Cervera | October 9th, 2019

As SWL turns five, we would love to have some feedback from our readers. Please fill in this survey and help us to improve. Respondents will enter a draw to win one of the five tickets we are giving away to join us at the SWL wine party in Lavinia Madrid

Wine & Food 2019-10-09 11:10:37

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Horses and other animals that help wine producers

Amaya Cervera | August 25th, 2019

This is the latest of our three-part summer series on the best animal friends of several wine producers from Spain. We met the dogs in previous installments; now is the turn of horses, mules, sheep, falcons...

Wine & Food 2019-08-25 11:08:49

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A winemaker’s best friends: six dogs and a cat

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | August 18th, 2019

This is the second piece of our August series devoted to the favourite pets of Spanish wine producers. It's mostly about dogs with the exception of Fredi Torres's little feline friend.

Wine & Food 2019-08-18 07:08:17

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Dogs are winemakers’ best friends

Amaya Cervera | August 12th, 2019

This summer, SWL pays tribute to the animals that are present in the lives of some of Spain’s wine producers. In the first of three pieces, we feature some of these four-legged friends.

Wine & Food 2019-08-12 08:08:24

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Most popular stories in 2018

Amaya Cervera | December 24th, 2018

For the second year in a row we have poured over our Google Analytics data to find out which were the most popular pieces on our website in 2018.

Wine & Food 2018-12-24 07:12:13

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Exploring the flavour of over 50 Spanish grape varieties

Amaya Cervera | October 24th, 2018

To what extent is the flavour of grapes present in a finished wine? To answer this tricky question, we tasted over 50 indigenous varieties from Spain at Finca El Encín in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), which houses the largest collection of grape varietie

Wine & Food 2018-10-24 09:10:23

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Summer readings over a glass of wine

Amaya Cervera | August 6th, 2018

In addition to a well-deserved rest, holidays give us lots of spare time. We have found eight good books to spend part of it reading about Spanish wines -if possible, over a glass of wine.

Wine & Food 2018-08-06 04:08:40

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Can Spain save its ancient subterranean wine cellars?

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | May 15th, 2018

San Asensio in Rioja is one of the many villages across Spain with an underground maze of wine cellars excavated in the rock. This heritage is slowly falling apart but some initiatives are under way to reverse this trend.

Wine & Food 2018-05-15 10:05:58

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Is Sherry the most versatile wine in the world?

Sue Style | November 8th, 2016

To anyone who loves Sherry, it’s a constant source of bewilderment just how misunderstood this magnificent wine can be. Our contributor Sue Style tries to entice novice drinkers to this multi-faceted wine with a wide array of international pairings.

Wine & Food 2016-11-08 08:11:39

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Wine and food pairing: is it an overrated practice?

Amaya Cervera | October 14th, 2016

How can we bring wine and food pairing into our daily lives without being too prissy or complicating things too much? These are our thoughts after taking part in the Wine & Culinary conference held in Barcelona last Sunday.

Wine & Food 2016-10-14 12:10:38

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Sherry 101: An introduction to styles and pairings

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | October 25th, 2015

On the eve of Sherry Week, Spanish Wine Lover joins the celebrations with this introduction to Sherry wines, styles and how to best enjoy them with a meal.

Wine & Food 2015-10-25 07:10:23

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Pairing cheese and Spanish whites

Amaya Cervera | February 20th, 2015

After taking part in a highly stimulating white Rioja wine and cheese tasting, we have asked expert Guillermina Sánchez Cerezo to suggest five perfect pairings Made in Spain.

Wine & Food 2015-02-20 08:02:51