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    Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

    Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Aurelio Montes, the chairman of Montes Wines, which mainly produces wine in Chile, but also in Napa Valley. Born in Santiago in 1948, Aurelio graduated from the Catholic University in Santiago with a degree in agronomy and oenology.

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    Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

    In the land of Don Quixote, wine plays a very important role both economically and culturally. The Meseta Central, a.k.a. Central Plateau, produces nearly half of the wine in all of Spain. It’s also home to over a dozen top wine Spanish bodegas (wineries). Super Value! If you like wines with intensity and European personality, Spain has you covered.

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      Satire on the adulteration of wine in Spain (1916)

      Hogshead - A Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Satire on the adulteration of wine in Spain (1916) The image in today’s post featured a satirical post card about the adulteration of wine in Spain.[1] At the front of the store hangs the sign “Vinos Legitimos de Valdepenas”. A bartender is pouring a glass of wine from barrel and another man is drinking his glass of wine. No doubt the customers believe they are drinking real wine.

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 29 Sept 2014

      The Vineyard Trail - - 5 readers - Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2010 Hera Type: White Vineyard: Northwest Portugal Buy local I love the label – simple & elegant.

      Highlights from the Wine & Culinary Forum, Barcelona (2)

      jamie goode's wine blog - - 3 readers - Ferran Centelles presenting at the Wine & Culinary Forum So here are more highlights from the Wine & Culinary forum here in Barcelona. You can read Part 1, here. Victor de la Serna Noted Spanish wine journalist Victor de la Serna interviewed Asia’s first MW, Jeannie Cho Lee, about the future for wine in the far east. There were a number of insights.

      La Cantera Carinena 2005 Reserva

      Golly's Wine Drops - - 3 readers - I’d tried this wine a while ago, and whilst it was good, I thought it might be better having had some time to grow up, so I left it alone for a while, and then I forgot about it for a good while longer. This La Cantera Carinena 2005 Reserva from Laithwaites had therefore had rather longer lounging about with nothing to do than I intended.

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      Highlights from the Wine & Culinary Forum, Barcelona (2)

      …Ferran Centelles presenting at the Wine & Culinary Forum So here are more highlights from the Wine & Culinary forum here in Barcelona. You can read Part 1, here. Victor de la Serna Noted Spanish wine journalist Victor de la Serna interviewed Asia’s first MW, Jeannie Cho Lee, about the future for wine in the far east. There were a number…

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 29 Sept 2014

      … it was likely a sweet wine back then…Join me for a glass and let me know what you think. Elizabeth The “Hippy” Winer This dry red Spanish wine offers an array of bouquet carrying hints of oak, earth, cherry, currant and blueberry. Very intense, but a well-balanced wine that many have said ages exceptionally well. For me – I think of hot Spanish nights…

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      Where is the Priorat?

      … highest official wine region designation, DOQ. Only the Rioja wine region has this same designation from the Spanish government. We were lucky enough to visit this astonishing wine country last Fall. If you schedule a trip to Barcelona, consider a trip to this wonderful wine country. There are wine touring guides that include plenty of places to lodge…

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      La Cantera Carinena 2005 Reserva

      …I’d tried this wine a while ago, and whilst it was good, I thought it might be better having had some time to grow up, so I left it alone for a while, and then I forgot about it for a good while longer. This La Cantera Carinena 2005 Reserva from Laithwaites had therefore had rather longer lounging about with nothing to do than I intended. I…

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      Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

      … may or may not like his vision of quality and his passion for a certain style of winemaking, but he has truly transformed the wine world. In addition to our good friendship, he is extremely generous in sharing his knowledge when he visits Chile. Alvaro Palacios in Spain brought true refreshment to the Spanish wine industry. I have been following his…

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      Satire on the adulteration of wine in Spain (1916)

      … as a colorant of Spanish wine in 1877.[2] Be careful drinking those century old vintages from unknown producers! Adulteración del vino. ca. 1916. [1] [1] Adulteración del vino. ca. 1916. Post card. Memoria de Madrid. URL: http://www.memoriademadrid.es/buscador.php?accion=VerFicha&id=35755 [2] Estudio sobre la exposicion vinicola nacional de 1877. 1878. URL: http://books.google.com/books?id=iVa03ssypyoC&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false Like this: Like Loading... Related…

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      Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

      …In the land of Don Quixote, wine plays a very important role both economically and culturally. The Meseta Central, a.k.a. Central Plateau, produces nearly half of the wine in all of Spain. It’s also home to over a dozen top wine Spanish bodegas (wineries). Super Value! If you like wines with intensity and European personality, Spain has you…

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