Tag: Madrid

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Bernabeleva – donde los osos vagan

De un tiempo a esta parte existe cierto bullicio en la escena vinícola del oeste de Madrid. Productores selectos de vinos de garnachas de cepas viejas han estado haciendo la ola desde que dos jóvenes pioneros consiguieron los codiciados 100 puntos de Robert Parker en 2016. El premio propició algo parecido a la fiebre del oro en “el nuevo Gredos” cuando bodegas consolidadas, inversores … Read More Bernabeleva – donde los osos vagan

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Bernabeleva – Where Bears Roam

For some time now there has been a buzz on the wine scene emanating from the west of Madrid. Boutique producers of old-vine garnachas have been making waves ever since two young pioneers scooped the coveted 100 points from Robert Parker in 2016. The award sparked something akin to a gold rush in ‘the new Gredos’, as established wineries, investors and chancers alike all … Read More Bernabeleva – Where Bears Roam

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Albillo Real – En casa, por fin

Todo comenzó con una comida en la Vinoteca Moratín, en el centro de la ciudad. Habiendo pedido sardinas como entrante, la camarera sugirió que podríamos acompañarlas con un vino blanco de Madrid. Aunque no respondiese “¿en serio?” definitivamente puse algo de rígida resistencia. En todo caso, su inquebrantable confianza y mi ignorancia sobre su variedad de uva, Albillo Real, provocaron que cediera, aceptara el … Read More Albillo Real – En casa, por fin

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Albillo Real – Home at Last

It all started with lunch at Vinoteca Moratín in the heart of the city. Having ordered sardines as a starter, the waitress suggested that we should pair them with a white wine from Madrid.  While I may not have replied, ‘Do we have to?’ I definitely put up some stiff resistance. However, her unswaying confidence and my ignorance about its grape variety – Albillo … Read More Albillo Real – Home at Last

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History of Madrid – D.O Madrid

*COMING SOON from January 2020* – Spain de Vino will soon be hosting bi-weekly tastings in English with a maximum of 8 participants.

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The New Spain – New Wave

The face of actor Javier Bardem adorned the front cover of Time Magazine in 2004 under the title ‘Spain Rocks’. The lead article went on to proclaim the remarkable resurgence of the country in ‘the arts and architecture, business and foreign affairs, food and sports…´ But as Spain reinvented itself as a country, so too did it’s wine industry. Over the same period, new … Read More The New Spain – New Wave

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The Spanish Guitar – Rioja

The Spanish guitar – Rioja If it were possible for the sound of an instrument to distil the spirit of a people, then surely the Spanish guitar does just that. Indeed, the opening phrase of the Adagio in Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez arguably says as much about the Spanish disposition as any historian or commentator has ever managed. Having fallen into a steady decline … Read More The Spanish Guitar – Rioja

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The Expression of Wine in Art

Wine has proved a popular theme for Spanish painters over the centuries with artists such as Velazquéz, Goya and Sorolla all leaving their own take on its importance and significance to the society of their times. In this tasting we take a look at some of the paintings that are on display in Madrid’s main galleries, and discuss how the expression of wine in … Read More The Expression of Wine in Art

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Mad About The Grapes

If you are interested in learning about wine then it won’t be long before you come across Hugh Johnson: the world’s biggest-selling wine writer. His first book, simply titled  Wine, was published back in 1966, and later editions metamorphised into the now ubiquitous World Atlas of Wine, in collaboration with Jancis Robinson. Incredible as it now seems, in the original book you can go for pages, … Read More Mad About The Grapes