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17:10

Opinion

A place at Christmas

IGNACIO LILLO

...turns: group A starts at eight on Christmas Eve, as a sort of dinner-supper; and then in successive shifts until downing the grapes at midnight on New Year's Eve. But not much later than that mind you, as by one o'clock at the latest we've all got to be

15:01

Opinion

Record grape harvest - for what?

ANDREW J. LINN

It never rains but it pours. Or, if you prefer, it's the Paddy factor. What should have been one of Spain's record grape harvests will never happen as planned, due to the Covid-19 effect. Usually a bumper harvest would mean millions more bottles to ... be enjoyed at home, in restaurants, and exported. Instead the general drop in wine sales will almost certainly cause an unusable surplus. In greater sums than ever before 90 million euros will be 'wasted' on distilling grapes to make industrial

13:48

Local

Grape harvest begins but the future is uncertain

Eugenio Cabezas

Bernardo, Salvador, Pepe, Francisco and Paco form one of the teams of grape-pickers who, between now and October, will be harvesting the 110,000 kilos of grapes which are expected this year for the A. Muñoz Cabrera (Dimobe) winery in Moclinejo, a ... great care and skill to pick the Muscat of Alexandria grapes in a year which is marked by uncertainty for the Malaga wine-producing sector because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Unsurprisingly, the drop in sales to bars and restaurants ... other varieties of grape as well as the Muscat of Alexandria, including Romé and Pedro Ximenez. "This part of the La Indiana area is where the phylloxera plague began at the end of the 19th century, and in just a few years all the vines had been lost.

12:38

Local

UN and Malaga university sign agreement in bid protect local grape

Eugenio Cabezas

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has signed an agreement with the University of Malaga to write a technical report which will look into the vulnerability and resilience of the grape variety grown in the Axarquía. ... The grape, which is traditionally dried to become muscatel raisins and used to produce local wine, was given the FAO's Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) distinction in 2017 in recognition of the traditional and sustainable way in

10:10

What to do

Grape Expectations for three days in Manilva

ash bolton

Wine fans are getting ready to stomp on some grapes for the 40th Manilva Grape Harvest Festival this weekend. The festival was founded in the 1960s and is one of the most important events of the year in Manilva. Hundreds of wine enthusiasts from ... across the region will descend on the festival, which also features flamenco, wine tasting, live music and the famous treading of the grapes. The festival traditionally signals the end of the grape harvest (or ‘vendimia’ in Spanish) and starts at 10pm ... Juani Marín and Eduardo Rebollar. During the day a competition for the biggest bunch of grapes takes place, as well as live music. From 10pm the bands Deley and Latidos will put on a concert in Calle Mar. Sunday marks the biggest day of the festival,

12:31

Local

Green light given to Axarquía Muscatel- grape visitor centre

E. C.

The town hall in Vélez-Málaga gave the green light on Monday to a project to open an Axarquía Muscatel-grape visitor centre in the abandoned San Pitar historical complex in Valle Niza. The organisation has set the wheels in motion to seek

13:17

LifeStyle

Grapes and gazpacho take centre stage in the Axarquía this Saturday

JAVIER ALMELLONES

Two of the best gastronomy festivals of the summer in the Axarquía are celebrated on the first Saturday in August every year. In Iznate, the Día de la Uva Moscatel is held with the renowned gastronomic route through the village which takesplace from

20:20

LifeStyle

Scientific studies show that red wine prevents Alzheimer's disease

J. V. MUÑOZ-LACUNA

...beneficial effect on health is attributed to a molecule, resveratrol, present in red grapes, which acts as a neuroprotective against degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Mairena Martín, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the

14:21

Opinion

Is wine tourism worthwhile?

ANDREW J. LINN

...in what must be a substantial number of purchases from the bodega shop, and the income makes it worthwhile. Outside the frenetic weeks of the grape harvest, it is easy to die of boredom in a bodega. There is little to do, and even the most reticent

13:42

Local

Malaga muscatel grape has been named the first Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System in Europe

AGUSTÍN PELÁEZ

A representative from UNESCO, government ministers and muscatel grape experts were in El Borge recently to consider the Axarquía's muscatel grape for inclusion on the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nation's (FAO) agricultural ... representative of GIAHS (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems), was shown aspects of the muscatel grape cultivation and production including its uniqueness in Europe, gastronomy, economic importance and environmental impact. During his visit, Mr ... heritage status that has been given to the dolmens of Antequera.” Salas hopes that the Malaga muscatel grape's inclusion on the FAO's agricultural heritage list will preserve the sector, boost tourism, increase the value of the grapes and wine and ensure

13:21

Local

Axarquía village launches bow-tie tourism campaign

Eugenio Cabezas

...tie with a burgundy knot, after the village. The burgundy knot represents the importance of grapes and wine locally. The company has put up a welcome sign and a number of posters around Moclinejo and the hamlet of El Valdés which belongs to the

11:08

LifeStyle

Every wine has its glass

ESPERANZA PELÁEZ

“Nowadays we design specific glasses to highlight the characteristics of each grape variety. The ultimate goal is that the aromas develop well and that the journey through the mouth is balanced, and for that the shape of the glass is fundamental,” explained

15:51

Opinion

Terroirific wines

ANDREW J. LINN

...there is more significance in the grape variety, and in Italy they hold that the winemaker's influence carries the day. WINE OF THE WEEK Tio Diego Amontillado One of the Grandes Pagos de España bodegas, Valdespino is also one of Jerez's oldest, ... wine from their own estate-grown grapes to adhere to a number of principles that include recuperating old grape varieties and respecting traditional winemaking techniques. Members exchange knowledge and experience, and above all there is a clear ... intention to make wines whose personality respects their terroir. Obviously the enemies of the concept are the industrial wineries that buy grapes in from anywhere for blending, and produce wines that lack any sort of character or identity. Current members

12:21

LifeStyle

A winery launches the first sparkling wine in Malaga made by the Champenoise method

AGUSTÍN PELÁEZ

...a semi-dry with D.O. Cava, made in Requena, not in Malaga. Another winery that has its own sparkling wine is Victoria Ordóñez, Las Olas del Melillero rosé, made with Pedro Ximénez, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Tempranillo varieties of grapes, all grown ... 100 percent Muscatel grapes, harvested in 2015 and before they were quite ripe. After spending several months in a stainless steel tank, the resulting liquid was bottled in the 'traditional method', also called 'méthode champenoise', which is carried

20:05

What to do

Philippe Pasqua finds beauty in the dark side at CAC Málaga

REGINA SOTORRÍO

...placed the sculpture group La Cène, his version in bronze of Da Vinci's Last Supper. Here Jesus and the 21 apostles are masked and grotesque figures, impossible to identify. They are seated at a table with clear references to Bacchus, bunches of grapes

16:52

Opinion

Intruders

ANDREW J. LINN

...they are technically qualified, he suggests. If we mention to an Australian or Californian winemaker that Spanish bodegas are limited to what grapes they can grow by the regional Regulatory Commission, the reaction is an amazed, "You mean they cannot ... plant the grapes they choose to make their wine?" In the majority of countries there are no such controls on winemakers. So why are the Spanish - and French and Germans - so enthusiastic about maintaining endless rules and regulations? It can only be

14:46

Opinion

It's in the can

ANDREW J. LINN

...considerations of vintages or grape blends. Introduced by the Ford Coppola winery in California in 2003, sales of canned wine never slowed, and Forbes predicts a 30 per cent market share before long. It is odd (but not surprising to anyone who knows Spanish

15:19

LifeStyle

Wine o'clock in Manilva

Ash Bolton

Thousands of wine fans descended on Manilva for the town's 40th annual Manilva Grape Harvest Festival last weekend. The town was full to bursting as a feria-like atmosphere saw live music, food stalls and impromptu bars line the town's main ... treading of the grapes started in Plaza de la Vendimia, with the first wine of the year being poured out to hundreds of locals. The three-day festival traditionally signals the end of the grape harvest.

14:49

Opinion

Mostly losers

ANDREW J. LINN

This wine from the famous Barbadillo winery in Sanlúcar de Barrameda is not technically a sherry, in spite of being made of the usual Palomino grapes and grown on the white albariza soil of the región. It is a white table wine fermented in old sherry ... vintage is better than last year's, there is even talk of tipping the 2019 down the drain. The other option of course is not to make any wine this year, and let the grapes rot on the vine. That means no income for the winery until this thing is over,

17:24

Opinion

Champagne has its moments

ANDREW J. LINN

French, sales are not buoyant anywhere, and the reasons could hardly be simpler in spite of explanations that are offered on a semi-official level, ranging from French street protests to tax rises on sales of grapes. Disingenuously the big champagne houses

15:00

Opinion

New drinking patterns

ANDREW J. LINN

...calculate accurately what future sales will be, difficult with a supply chain working at half efficiency. The coming 2020 grape harvest will be crucial and there are even doubts that sufficient labour will be available. Virus-hit Italy depends on exports of

14:56

What to do

Yunquera festival to promote local wine and chestnuts

Tony Bryant

The village of Yunquera is gearing up for the 11th edition of the popular Feria de Vino y la Castaña, a gastronomic festival that promotes local chestnuts and mosto wine, a grape juice that adheres to an age old local recipe. The Wine and Chestnut ... that is made from grapes grown in the Sierra de las Nieves. The juice is made with freshly crushed grapes and contains the skins, seeds, and stems of the fruit. The Sierras de Ronda is considered one of the best chestnut producing regions in Andalucía,

17:06

Opinion

Orange wine

ANDREW J. LINN

The name Orange Wine is misleading. While there does actually exist a type of wine in Huelva Province that is officially known as 'vino de naranja', this is only because the recently pressed white grapes are allowed to cuddle up to some orange peel ... for as long as it takes to adopt the desired amber tone and smoothish taste. Otherwise vino de naranja, orange wine, never sees an orange or indeed any other fruit that is not a grape. WINE OF THE WEEK Les Crestes Wines from the Priorato region ... of the Pyrenees have a reputation for being high in alcohol and expensive. This young wine of the year is neither, at 14.5% alcohol and around 17€. Mainly Garnacha grape, and aged for eight months in oak, it has a delightfully concentrated taste.

14:16

Opinion

It's an ill wind...

ANDREW J. LINN

...appellation. This red crianza is aged for 12 months in the wood and then the same in the bottle. It is made with tempranillo (tinta fina) grapes. Priced at around 11 euros. Madrid and Barcelona appear to be slow on the uptake, but in London (where this

20:50

Travel

Hidden Andalucía, the insider guide

Andrew Forbes

...money, carrying the icon of a bunch of grapes!). The Roman amphitheatre remains and provides an impressive viewpoint from which to enjoy a panorama of the unspoilt landscape. Modern day oenologists have restored Ronda’s profile as a wine-growing region,

16:25

Opinion

Australia on fire

ANDREW J. LINN

...everything that mattered for him except life itself. Now faced with the cost of creating another vineyard, acquiring machinery, and waiting years until the grapes would be mature enough to make a wine that could be sold, the economic effects, probably ... could not survive. Questions are being asked about the fundamental viability of producing wine in what is certainly becoming the hottest area of the world where grapes grow. But wine is huge business, and apart from consuming 30 litres per head

15:09

Opinion

The cava dream team

ANDREW J. LINN

...such as that one or other of the producers was illegally using grapes bought in from other regions, etc, were common. That war, with no clear winner, is over, but the new one will be even more drawn-out. WINE OF THE WEEK Las Rocas de San Alejandro ... in 2015 nine bodegas left the controlling organisation, the Consejo Regulador, and formed their own club, Corpinnat. Praiseworthily their rules were, and are, that only specific grapes from the region can be used, and these must be organic and

15:13

Opinion

Los locos

ANDREW J. LINN

...said about most white wines made from the ubiquitous Verdejo grape variety. Cheap and cheerful would be a little harsh, but it really is necessary from time to time to make the effort to find one that stands out from the crowd. This one, from the Alta ... it all comes down to resentment - envy by those who are nervous about appearing to not accept the pattern for such matters. God's grape The choice of grape variety can gives rise to perceptions of being different for the sake of it. This is not ... the case as far as the Ortega brothers are concerned. It is said the Tempranillo grape (Spain's most widespread) was made by God and Pinot Noir by the devil, encapsulating how the variety is delicate and requires more pampering than, say, Tempranillo

13:06

What to do

Yunquera promotes locally produced wine and chestnuts

Tony Bryant

The village of Yunquera is getting ready for its annual Feria de Vino y la Castaña, a gastronomic festival that promotes the local chestnuts and wine made from grapes grown in the Sierra de las Nieves. The smell of chestnuts roasting on open ... like 'mosto' a grape juice that adheres to an age old local recipe. The juice is made with freshly crushed grapes and contains the skins, seeds, and stems of the fruit. Visitors can also sample malcocinao, a hearty stew made with chickpeas, bacon,

19:13

Opinion

Young wine makers

ANDREW J. LINN

Garnacha is from 60-year old vines at 400 metres altitude, the grapes being harvested manually, and the wine aged for 10 months in French oak. A bargain at around 11 euros. "We wanted to be different, but we were terrified of having to deal with the ... had an inferiority complex," Arambarri goes on, "When I grew up we were forever seeing on TV Italian design, German technology, British engineering ... In the 80s and 90s new grape varieties arrived, so everyone started using them, instead of the old ... acidity, natural fermentation, not too much oak, and focusing on terroir. All their vineyards are organic and all the growers they buy grapes from are moving towards organic cultivation. Some on the not-to-be missed list are: Matsu El Recio, Hacienda

14:51

Opinion

There's wine in them there hills

ANDREW J. LINN

...with the DO Malaga, which mainly covers wines made from the Moscatel or Pedro Ximénez grape. WINE OF THE WEEK Pago El Espino This wine from this Ronda bodega (see article) is a blend of Petit Verdot, Tempranillo and Shiraz, and is matured in the ... Tinto, and Rosado. The Pinot Noir, a difficult grape to grow, has won top prizes on three separate occasions at the annual International Pinot Noir Competition in Switzerland, a blind tasting by 20 international judges. No herbicides or pesticides are

19:14

Opinion

Wishes and resolutions

Rachel Haynes

This week we've eaten our 12 grapes at the 12 strokes of midnight, we've hugged some of our friends and family and sent memes to the rest, we've watched fireworks, drunk fizzy wine, sung Auld Lang Syne and welcomed the year 2020 in style. That was

13:28

Opinion

Michelin muddle

ANDREW J. LINN

...anywhere. Almendralejo is an Extremaduran town famous for not much, although this excellent, traditionally made wine using Chardonnay grapes, is worth trying. Around eight euros from OpenCor/El Corte Inglés. But of course, while the owner/manager may be

16:32

Opinion

Cannabis wine

ANDREW J. LINN

...what is known as the secondary sherry area, Montilla, wines are usually made from the Pedro Ximénez grape, although not all are sweet. This delightful dry fino comes from a bodega that went completely organic 20 years ago, and also offers an excellent ... but the drink is really nothing more than cannabis-infused grape juice. The reason for this is to sidestep the so-far undefined effect on the human body of a mix of stimulants and relaxants. In the States, particularly on the West Coast, bars serving

14:27

Opinion

Wine waiters in waiting

ANDREW J. LINN

WINE OF THE WEEK Viña Vilano Black 2017 An award-winning wine, this Ribera del Duero red is made with 100 per cent tempranillo grapes and matured for eight months in oak and three in a bottle. An El Corte Inglés exclusive at nine euros with the

19:01

Opinion

The war is lost

ANDREW J. LINN

Albariño The region was known as 'Albariño' for many years, until an EU ruling prohibited reference to grape varieties in all regions' titles. So now all these wines officially come from Rías Baíxas (in Galician). Originally they were decidedly not

17:45

Opinion

Lists

ANDREW J. LINN

...is named after a western starring David Carradine, but don't let that put you off. It is made from Garnacha grapes and is aged in American oak. A good buy at around 7€. The latest disaster has been The #50BestTalks, promoted by the tireless World's