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14:21

Opinion

Is wine tourism worthwhile?

ANDREW J. LINN

One of the joys of travelling by car through France's wine country is stopping off at any of the wineries en route to buy a few bottles. These casual sales apparently mount up for winemakers, and now that Spain has gone overboard for 'enoturismo', ... it must make sense financially. WINE OF THE WEEK Príncipe de Viana Chardonnay 2018 It is difficult to find a wine younger than this and so ready for drinking. Navarra wines are excellent value, and this 100% Chardonnay is fermented in French and ... Frontera around the 1950s. Although there was no wine tourism then, it was possible to visit several bodegas a week for a year without repetition (there were hundreds of bodegas then). All for free! Although the average price in Spain is around ten euros,

16:15

Opinion

Wine landmarks

ANDREW J. LINN

Ask any wine lover about the most important events in the history of wine, and it is surprising how the same subjects crop up frequently. On a scale of 1 to 10, and starting with the invention of glass bottles and cork stoppers, this must make ... 10/10. WINE OF THE WEEK Artuke Pies Negros 2016 This wine is quite a find (although El Corte Inglés stocks it) and will not be on most wine buffs' radar. A Rioja made by a small family bodega using Tempranillo and Garnacha, with a higher than usual ... alcohol content of 14º. The grapes are hand-picked and pressed manually (by foot, or should that be by feet?). Aged for at least 12 months in oak. Around 10 euros. The traditional ageing of wine in oak casks? In laboratory tests it has been shown that

14:36

Opinion

No more Parker points

ANDREW J. LINN

There can be few wine aficionados who have managed to enjoy drinking their own selected wines without the interference of the most notorious critic of all time, Robert Parker. wine of the week: Opta In most of the El Corte Inglés main stores ... the wine department has a section with bottles under ten euros, which is worth exploring. This red from Castilla is made from Tempranillo, Garnacha and Syrah grapes, and is barrel-aged for twelve months. You will certainly not regret spending ten euros ... on it. Parker was a small town lawyer when he discovered he happened to have a good nose for wine, and an early trip to France led him to realise something that in the USA was not obvious back then - food was better if accompanied by wine rather

15:04

Opinion

Family squabbles

A. J. Lynn

...and family relationships too. The wine industry sees more problems of this type than other businesses, but this is possibly because it gets more column inches. The family breakup affecting a small engineering firm does not have the same impact. The ... split-up, and in this case the two sides facing it out are husband and ex-partner, with their respective family teams. Alejandro Fernández, the man who spent 50 years getting the wine accepted in the top ten of the region, together with his daughter Eva, the

16:32

Opinion

Cannabis wine

ANDREW J. LINN

There have always been people who make lots of money dealing in drugs, but only recently has it been possible to do it legally by investing in companies that manufacture consumer products from marijuana. WINE OF THE WEEK Robles Organic Fino In ... many people would consider 'harmless', but the spotlight has been turned on potentially more profitable (for business) options, such as the latest craze to hit - cannabis wine. There is currently a lot of noise around its promotion and consumption, ... create hundreds of jobs, the state of Michigan takes a different view and has banned drinks that contain marijuana. In states where cannabis consumption has become routine, studies indicate that people are drinking less wine. While this may concern

19:13

Opinion

Young wine makers

ANDREW J. LINN

Ricardo Arambarri is CEO and co-founder of Vintae, a young company that, in just ten years, has grouped together 40 bodegas producing wine in 15 regions and two continents. He and his partner, Raúl Acha decided to make a career locally out of ... winemaking. When the Vintae Group came into being at the turn of the century the partners employed unconventional methods to build one of the country's most dynamic bodega conglomerates. As Richi explains, "Sometimes the wine business is boring, so we try to ... communicate through avant-garde presentations and across social media. WINE OF THE WEEK Garnatxa Fosca del Priorat 2015 Wines from the miniscule Priorato region in the eastern Pyrenees have a reputation for being pricey and hard to find. Vintae's

16:41

Opinion

Future wine

ANDREW J. LINN

Back in 2002 a US supermarket chain launched a wine known as Two Buck Chuck. The price ($2) was unprecedented, and 800 million bottles were sold. Customers never knew where the wine came from, only that it was made from grapes. WINE OF THE WEEK ... Viña Ardanza Reserva 2009 Possibly one of the best-known 'quality' Riojas, this wine has been around for 75 years, and is from the La Rioja Alta bodega. Unusually for a Rioja it has a high proportion of Garnacha grapes and it is aged in oak for three ... years. Wine Spectator rated its 2005 vintage as one of the world's 100 best wines. Around 20€. At a recent conference the theme was how wine will be made and sold in two or three decades. Primarily of course it is climate change that will be the biggest

15:09

Opinion

Our local wine region

ANDREW J. LINN

We on the Coast are very lucky to have Ronda as our nearest wine-growing area. The phylloxera bug wiped out the Malaga vineyards in 1878, and it was not until the arrival of outsiders like Alfonso von Hohenlohe and Frederic Schatz 30 years ago that ... vineyards started to flourish again in the Sierra. WINE OF THE WEEK Chinchilla Doble Doce 2013 From the above-mentioned Doña Felisa bodega in Ronda, this blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon has 15 months barrel-age in French oak. It won a gold medal ... in Paris recently as the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the World. Around 19 euros. Hohenlohe's bodega still exists but is unrecognisable, as is the wine it makes. Schatz's organic varieties are widely acclaimed. Currently there are many bodegas in the

17:43

Opinion

Conservative to the core

ANDREW J. LINN

...board for fear of upsetting his Spanish colleagues. WINE OF THE WEEK Cerro Añon Crianza 2015 In the range of Riojas there are overpriced wines, cheap and cheerful wines, and wines that are such good value for money it is as if their existence was ... we will be three days away from the biggest wine event ever held in Malaga. A two-day marathon, sponsored by this same media group, it has no rival in Andalucía, and although organised primarily for professionals, the interpretation of the term is ... wide; (SurWines 25-26 March, El Portico de Velázquez. Ask for an invitation on the website). There are several ways of going about a massive wine-tasting like this. The amateur way is to treat it as a freebie session, and glug down whatever comes to

17:04

Opinion

Conquerors or conquered?

ANDREW J. LINN

...seeing, hopefully, a conquest that is newsworthy, that of Quique Dacosta, perhaps he will also earn a Wikipedia place. WINE OF THE WEEK Gonzaga 2016 There is such a plethora of red wine from La Rioja that even the experts get baffled occasionally. I ... often taste a wine and think 'Why do they bother?' Fortunately this Gonzaga 2016 is above average on a price/value ratio, made with 96% Tempranillo, and at €15.50 worth buying. By the time you read this, Quique's restaurant, known as Arros QD, with 140