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The aging of wines and their classifications
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21 Mar

The aging of wines and their classifications

“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” Joan Collins. When shopping for wine, we realise that it is not so simple to choose. There are so many classifications, so many varieties and types, that it seems that we should enrol on a course..

23 Sep

The new ID strips of the D.O. Rueda

We have spoken in the past about Denominaciones de Origen (Designations of Origin – D.O.) which basically indicate the geographic region in which a wine has been produced and guarantee certain characteristics of their elaboration. Today we are going to focus particularly on the Rueda Denominación. Rueda is a region belonging to the Autonomous Community..

23 Apr

Phylloxera: when all the wine was almost gone

Can you imagine a world without wine? Without a Great wine from Montsant, Rueda or Terra Alta? Well, that was almost the case in the late 19th century, when Europe faced its biggest wine crisis ever known. The reason? The so-called phylloxera: an almost microscopic bug that ruined almost every vineyard in Europe. The biggest wine..

18 Mar

What is a designation of origin?

If you enjoy a glass of wine from time to time, you might have been confronted with the famous term ‘D.O.’ (Designation of Origin, in Spanish ‘Denominación de Origen’, or in French ‘Appellation d’Origine Protégée), a term that has been able to make even the biggest wine lover a bit nervous. Because what does it..

12 Mar

Room temperature: the everlasting struggle

Most couples – and even colleagues – are all quite familiar with the battle of the thermostat. While women tend to add a few degrees, men usually set it on a lower temperature (or when the woman wins the battle, they sweat bullets). Nonetheless, almost no one thinks of this when talking about ‘room temperature’..