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    Young Spanish winemaker dies in wine vat accident

    The winemaker niece of respected Spanish producer Raul Perez has died after falling into a vat of wine. Emergency services at the scene of the accident. Image Credit: InfoBierzoNerea Perez is believed to have fallen into the vat after being affected by fumes while working in a cellar in the village of Salas de los Barrios in the El Bierzo region of north west Spain, according to ...

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      Winery Visit Roundup

      Virginia Wine Time - - 7 readers - In this post we share our experiences at three wineries that we visited within the past month. It includes one newbie, too! Granite Heights Winery: Always a treat to visit Luke and Toni at Granite Heights. We enjoyed the crisp 2012 Chardonnay with its characteristics of pear and citrus with a flinty finish.

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      Wine Oh TV - - 4 readers - The world wide web has made the world of wine a whole lot smaller. International wine from virtually every country around the world is now available at your finger tips. From Grecian Greats to Royal Rieslings here are 7 Out of this World Wines from Around the World. GERMANY Prinz Von Hessen H Riesling 2012 $16.

      Four Days in Paso Robles - Day One

      The Sommelier Update - - 4 readers - Once again, it was time to take my wine club on a trip to wine country. And, once again, we ventured up to the Central Coast of California, to Paso Robles. We chose to go a little earlier in the season, so we could spend some time with the winemakers, before harvest really got into full swing. Well, so much for plans, as most of California was experiencing and early harvest…abou ...

      Four Days in Paso Robles - Day Three

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      Young Spanish winemaker dies in wine vat accident

      …, including those connected to the Spain's network for young socialists. Perez was the secretary of the Young Socialists of El Bierzo group. Raul Perez, the uncle of Nerea Perez, is a widely respected producer among Spanish wine experts. Grape varieties that he works with include Albarino, Mencia, Bastardo and Godello. He could not be immediately contacted following the accident.…

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