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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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    Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

    My love of Spanish wine is well known, from Basque Txavoli to Sherry, from Albarino to Mencia. They make excellent wine at all price points, and have some intriguing indigenous grapes. The country is rich in wine history, and there is much diversity to be found. I've traveled to Spain three times, including to the Rioja region, and would return again in a heart beat.

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      International Wine: 7 Out of this World Worldly Wines

      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.

      Wine to drink when the power goes out, 2014 edition

      The Wine Curmudgeon - - 4 readers - The Wine Curmudgeon has entirely too much experience cooking like this. Who knew, after last December’s ice storm and four days without power, that the Wine Curmudgeon would get to do it again — and only nine months later? Ain’t electricity deregulation grand, TXU? We lost power for 2 1/2 days at the beginning of October after 30 minutes of rain and high winds.

      Santiago de Compostela: Food and Wine Mecca!

      Catavino - - 4 readers - The city of Santiago de Compostela is really more of a town than a city. It’s small, yet bustling with university students, locals, tourists, and—of course—road-weary pilgrims soaking up the glory of a long road traveled. The Camino de Santiago is the city’s biggest claim to fame—a Medieval pilgrimage taken for centuries by Christians to the final resting place of Saint James.

      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.

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      Santiago de Compostela: Food and Wine Mecca!

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      Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

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      6 Albariños to try out…

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      A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Cune Monopole Rioja Blanco

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      Wine to drink when the power goes out, 2014 edition

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      Spanish wine may offer the best value in the world — part II

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      Morum Rioja Crianza 2010

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      Spanish wine may offer the best value in the world — part I

      …This is the first of two parts discussing why Spanish wine may be the best value in the world today. Part II, with some of Spain’s best-value wines, will post tomorrow. The reasons are many, and they add up to the same thing: Spanish wine, whether red, white, pink, or bubbly, probably offers the best value in the world, and certainly for the cheap…

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

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 29 Sept 2014

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