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Soria: where old vines make a difference in Ribera del Duero

Amaya Cervera | May 18th, 2021

The most remote province in the eastern end of Ribera del Duero is attracting the interest of many wineries in search of cool climate vineyards. Last year, an association of local producers was launched to champion Soria’s amazing old vine heritage.

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Spanish terroirs

Mead: from Game of Thrones to sharing a space with wine in restaurants

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 23rd, 2021

Moncalvillo Meadery, the new project of the Echapresto family (Venta Moncalvillo, La Rioja), in partnership with winemaker Sergio Sáenz, equates this honey and water-based drink with wine. Both are served side by side in their starred restaurant.

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Spanish terroirs

Juancho Asenjo: “Rioja is known for its fine wines not for volume”

Amaya Cervera | March 28th, 2017

Spanish expert and educator Juancho Asenjo yesterday championed terroir as he led the first tasting of “village wines” held in Rioja under the auspices of the region’s Association of Family Wineries.

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Spanish terroirs

Beauty and then vines

Pedro Ballesteros MW | December 13th, 2016

Classic wine regions raise in our souls the beauty of landscapes and buildings, as much as the pleasures of wines and food. Pedro Ballesteros MW finds that magic balance in a former 16th century convent in Málaga, which now houses Descalzos Viejos.

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Spanish terroirs

Spanish wine growers: first steps towards excellence

Amaya Cervera | May 20th, 2016

The terroir movement in Spain seems unstoppable. The First Wine Growing Encounter held at Remelluri (Rioja Alavesa) brought together over 150 wine producers and trade professionals who attended presentations, tastings and an unforgettable al fresco lunch

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Spanish terroirs

A Manifesto in favour of Spain’s unique vineyards

Amaya Cervera | January 8th, 2016

In order to fight against the narrow-mindedness of many appellations in Spain, roughly 150 wine professionals including producers, journalist and retailers have signed a Manifesto in defence of terroir.

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Spanish terroirs

Covarrubias, Tempranillo’s hidden playground

Amaya Cervera | October 14th, 2015

The most singular valley within the largely unknown Arlanza appellation in Burgos (Castilla y León) has attracted a handful of young, restless producers. SWL has visited the area to chart the region’s vineyards and wines.

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