Why the glass matters when tasting wine

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Wine glasses are more than a mere container and make a big difference when tasting wine. The thickness, size, transparency and shape of the glass affect how we perceive the aromas and flavors of the wine; it guides our senses, so to speak. The first person ever who spoke about the importance of the glass for ...

10 popular sayings inspired by wine

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We're always talking about wine. It comes up every day, far more than we might even realize—whether we prefer white or organic wines, whether the 2009 vintage of such-and-such wine is better than the 2011... Everyone talks about wine. Philosophers, thinkers, writers and politicians all have a few famous wine quotes up their sleeve. But ...

Varieties and Hectares, One by One

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Every now and then it’s worth stopping to take a closer look at some aspects of the wine world that are important and ones that, as consumers, we sometimes aren’t aware of. This is the case with the grape varieties that are grown in Spain and in Catalonia. Can you guess how many hectares of ...

Layover 1: JAPAN

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We kick off our very own vineyard world tour with an exploration of Japan at its most enological, contemporary and ancestral to discover the country's current relationship with the wine world, which isn’t well known, but strong. Winegrowing despite all odds Based on the statements above, it might seem like Japan has everything in its favor to ...

Vinya La Scala 2009: Pure Art

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A few months ago, we told you about Vinya La Scala, our most iconic wine. A gran reserva from our oldest vineyard, planted in 1963, and the first Cabernet Sauvignon to be made in Spain. The wine is special, unique, only produced in years when climate conditions are particularly favorable. The wine is barrel-aged in ...

Cal Xim: Grilling at its Greatest

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The restaurant Cal Xim in Sant Pau d'Ordal is known for its skills at the grill. Top-notch skills. A lot of thought goes into these charcoal-grilled delicacies, as well as taste, care and passion for great food. “We do everything with a lot of love,” says Santi Amigó, who, along with his brother, owns the ...

United States of Wineland

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Despite being relatively young in the “wine universe,” the United States is the world’s fourth largest wine producer – behind only countries as characteristic as France, Italy, and Spain – and is top in terms of wine consumption (with 339.5 million 12-bottle boxes in 2015, a figure that is expected to grow by 2.1% up ...