Archivo de la categoría: Enotourism

Virtus Unita Fortior


The state motto of Andorra, Virtus Unita Fortior, can be translated as “Virtue united is stronger”. I mention this because I went for the third time to the Trobada de Microproductors de vi a Andorra, a wine fair that in my opinion … Seguir leyendo

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Field visit to small vignerons at Champagne


I spent three days with my colleagues of El Petit Celler at Champagne last week. It was a destination that I always wanted to visit, and finally I managed to! Champagne provides us snapshots of bubbles, celebrations, glamour, happiness, luxury… Why? … Seguir leyendo

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DISCOVERING SHERRY WINERIES: BODEGAS FAUSTINO GONZÁLEZ


Monday, 13th April 2015. 8:00 pm. It has been a long time since I wrote my last post! Lots of things have happened since then. Both personal and profesional challenges that I had to face… However, from now onwards -January … Seguir leyendo

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DISCOVERING SHERRY WINERIES: BODEGAS EMILIO HIDALGO


Monday, 13th April. 5:00 pm. My friend Manel and I were sat in a bar while eating some tapas and talking about the great morning we experienced. It was not common to have the chance to visit two nice wineries … Seguir leyendo

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DISCOVERING SHERRY WINERIES: EL MAESTRO SIERRA


Monday, 13th April. 12:45 am. It was a windy and sunny day. My friend Manel and I just ended up our visit to Ximénez-Spínola (I wrote about it at my previous post), grabbed a taxi and headed to El Maestro … Seguir leyendo

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Sherry wineries: Ximénez-Spínola


As you may know, the predominant grape variety at the DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry is Palomino. The other varieties recognized by the Consejo Regulador (Regulatory Council), i.e., Pedro Ximénez (PX) and Moscatel (sweet Muscat) represent a tiny percentage of the total. However, … Seguir leyendo

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Sherry Festival in Barcelona 15-23 May 2015


Normally, I do not comment anything about the daily activity in the wine sector. Nevertheless, the Sherry Festival that will be held in Barcelona between 18th and 23rd of May deserves few lines. Sherry has suffered ups and downs in … Seguir leyendo

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Field visit to Martín Codax winery


MARTÍN CODAX, 12th May 2014 … my friends of Vinoscopio and I left Cacabelos and headed to La Coruña to visit Martín Codax (D.O. Rías Baixas, Spain). Despite it’s relatively recent founding (1986), it is already the biggest wine cooperative … Seguir leyendo

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Field visit to Cuatro Pasos winery


CUATRO PASOS, 11th May 2014 A group of friends journeyed to Cacabelos (D.O. Bierzo, Spain) to visit Cuatro Pasos, an interesting winery created in 2003, a subsidiary of Martin Codax -the top producer of white wines of the D.O. Rías Baixas-. … Seguir leyendo

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Portuguese wines at full speed (2)


Day 2. Before starting a long day, we had breakfast in a luxury dining room at the hotel. It recalled those days when people –the very rich ones- used to vacation in these health resorts, now converted into vintage hotels. … Seguir leyendo

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Portuguese wines at full speed (1)


Is it possible to visit five wineries in just two days while driving about 2.000 km? Is it possible to learn something meanwhile? And more important, Is it possible to enjoy such a trip? I would have said that it … Seguir leyendo

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Interview at The Sommelier’s Palate


I have been interviewed by The Sommelier’s Palate. Here you have the link: http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/?p=10037

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I discovered Café Mandacarú at Poble Sec (Barcelona) last Saturday


Not long ago, live music was always present in the nightlife of Barcelona. Nowadays, lots of these places have disappeared thanks to thousand reasons (complains of the neighbours or the City Hall regulations are among them). But there are still … Seguir leyendo

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Tasting Marqués de Terán (DOCa Rioja)


I was at Dime restaurant in Barcelona, the last 20th february, where the Regalía de Ollauri – Marqués de Terán winery introduced their products to the press. It is a young winery created by two well known producers in the … Seguir leyendo

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bar Quimet-Quimet or the Cathedral of the senses in Barcelona


There are just a few venues in Barcelona capable enough to make me recall goods memories everytime I go. Among them, the bar Quimet-Quimet, at Poble Sec, is my favourite. I have been frequenting it for years, but not as … Seguir leyendo

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Tasting Empordà


I was kindly invited by Devino Catas to give a wine tasting at Celler Brugarol in Palamós (Girona) on 29th September 2013. The reason for that was to introduce some Catalan wines from Empordà to a group of international recognized … Seguir leyendo

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Visiting Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Sherry at a glance


May 2013, Have you ever gone to a place where you feel like at home? I have, and in my case this is the province of Cádiz. The mere thought of its landscapes, festivals, wines, food brings memories rushing back… … Seguir leyendo

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Visiting Orto Vins


7th September 2013, This small cellar started its activity in 2008. They have a motto: quality. Its name, Orto Vins, comes from a Greek word meaning “right”, “straightforward”, “correct”. It also refers to the sunrise or sun up is the … Seguir leyendo

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Visiting Oporto


_______________________________________________________________ Nov 2012, To visit Oporto is to move slowly to the past. Laid down, quiet and with tens of treasures scattered here and there, Oporto brings us the opportunity to “touch” in first person the history of a country, … Seguir leyendo

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