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April 4, 2016

Mas D’En Blei

Mas D’En Blei winery history is as recent as successful. Located in the small town La Morera de Montsant, which is part of the prestigious D.O.Ca. Priorat wine region, its activity has begun with the restauration of the old farmhouse of the place, dated in 1756, and the planting around the farm of around 20,000 strains of different grape vari...

November 13, 2015

Discovering Albariño Wines

The Albarino grape has been growing in popularity since the mid 80’s when it came into its own. Before that, Albarino had usually been combined with other grapes in the production of blended wines. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that its full potential as a varietal came into play. Wine-makers began to realise that the Albarino was fo...

November 12, 2015

The Importance of Wine Culture in Spain

When one drinks a glass of Spanish wine, they are not just drinking wine, they are partaking of an ancient and honoured Spanish tradition passed down through history. In Spain, wine is a lifestyle. They are very serious about the production of grapes as, for many Spaniards, it is their livelihood. In effect, one could say that wine is a part of Spa...

November 12, 2015

How to serve wine on table

Believe it or not, there is a right way to open a bottle of wine. As in all things eaten or imbibed, it’s important to use hygienic methods. In a fancy restaurant, the waiter will usually present the bottle of wine in a cloth napkin or towel which he then places over one shoulder as he cuts the foil off the top of the bottle. Speaking of wai...

October 27, 2015

The Characteristics of Spanish Wines

Back in the 70’s, Spain was renowned for its cheap bulk wine. Nowadays in Spain, there are 2.9 million acres of land dedicated to grape-growing. In fact, regions like Priorat, Mallorca and Montsant are rising to overshadow the more reputed areas like Rioja and Ribera del Duero, which have long-standing credibility in the wine production arena...