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18:33

LifeStyle

Weight handicap

ANDREW J. LINN

The other day a sample bottle of wine arrived from one of Spain's top producers. Apart from the unusual blend of grapes, what caught the attention was the sheer weight of the bottle. Empty (easily achieved) it weighed in at nearly a kilo. ... Distressingly, the trend that is currently for overweight bottles for red wine is apparently spreading to whites. WINE OF THE WEEK Manzanilla La Guita Every sherry aficionado knows sherry comes from Jerez and Manzanilla, its once-poor cousin, from ... shows that the impulsive wine buyer, as opposed to the knowledgeable one, believes a heavy bottle signifies that the contents are of a higher quality. Offer him or her an identical wine at the same price in bottles of different weights, and they will

14:25

Opinion

Heavy wine

A. J. LINN

In the festive season wine consumption increases, not meaning that we regular drinkers consume more (ahem!), rather that people who would normally pass on it enjoy a glass or three. We do not realise how lucky we are. Wine has been produced for the ... last 6,000 years, but it is only in 3% of that entire period that we have been able to drink it as a refined pleasure. For the previous 97% of those six millennia, wine was drunk not for pleasure, but because water was polluted. Wine, and beer in some ... countries, was the only liquid refreshment, sweet wine being the preferred tipple as it kept longer. Quantities of Bavarian steinwein still exist from 1540, the driest year on record when the Rhine ran dry, and wine was used for building due to lack of water.

10:51

LifeStyle

Excommunicated wine

AGUSTÍN PELÁEZ

...attraction. One of the winery's most sought after products was its sacramental wine. José was a Roman Catholic until his death. However, in 1939 he was tried and sentenced to seven years in prison for belonging to an illegal association, the Malaga Masons,” ... his grandson. When excommunicated, José Garijo, who until then was the largest provider of sacramental wine in the province, reached an agreement in 1947 with his friends Carlos Javier and Juan Krauel. “They both helped him to continue selling the ... wine to the church. Bodegas Antigua Casa de Guardia continued to make the sacramental wine, but Krauel was the one who delivered it from his cellar. The churches and parishes were both aware of this but they knew that my grandfather was a good person,”

11:25

LifeStyle

Olympic wine games

A. J. LINN

...cricket are proposed for Tokyo 2020, and, bizarre as it may seem, so is chess, trampoline, hula-hoop, pogo stick and pole dancing. The conclusion is that almost anything goes, so why not wine tasting? Last month's international competition organised by ... that countries that produced wine tended to do far worse than those that did not. 'It is as if they never taste wine from other countries....' was the sledgehammer comment, referring predictably to the French, although a little unfair on Spain which had ... won first place in 2015. Here anyway, there must be more than sufficient justification for adding wine tasting to the long list of Olympic events.

11:08

LifeStyle

Every wine has its glass

ESPERANZA PELÁEZ

“Drinking wine from any old glass is equivalent to listening to music from a transistor rather than from an HD radio,” says Paul Melendo, oenologist and commercial representative for Riedel, the world leader in the production of wine glasses. ... Melendo. Until the middle of the 20th century, wine glasses where designed to be things of beauty: carved crystal, whimsical shapes... But, after the Second World War, Claus J. Riedel, the ninth generation of a family of Czech glass manufacturers, ... realised that the wine did not smell or taste the same served in different glasses. In 1958 he launched the first collection designed to highlight the qualities of different wines. Riedel have hundreds of glasses available but the main requirements for

15:25

Opinion

The wine biz

A. J. LINN

Successfully exporting wine, however good and value-for-money, depends on many factors, above all the destination country. Speaking as someone who had the exclusive distribution in the UK of Spanish brands like Barbadillo, José de Soto, López ... like Amazon and investors like Warren Buffet cannot break down the barriers. Last week Amazon announced it was closing Amazon Wine. This is the third attempt of the all-powerful web retailer to use its massive client base to sell wine. The idea is ... standard Amazon: customers order their wine online and the orders are fulfilled by the producer direct. The problem is that in a country where each state sets its own tax levels, it is illegal to buy alcohol across state lines. This law results in retailers

11:38

LifeStyle

Looking forward to a year of foodie festivals

JAVIER ALMELLONES

Malaga has seen a big increase in the number of gastronomic festivals over the last few years, with local and regional dishes and produce being promoted. Everything from extra virgin olive oil to wine and seasonal fruit is available at these ... to the famous morcilla (black pudding). Every year, hundreds of kilos of the sausage are shared out washed down with the local wine or a glass of beer. Frigiliana 29 April Día de la Miel de Caña This festival celebrates the black treacle which ... August Día de la Uva Moscatel The first grapes of the season are the highlight of this festival which also offers tastings of other local products and produce. Cómpeta 15 August Noche del Vino Cómpeta has been associated with sweet wine for

11:55

Opinion

'How to be Spanish'... really

ANDREW J. LINN

Spanish requires utter disdain for punctuality”, or “arriving anywhere 30 minutes late is actually considered quite early and quite rude”, we can concentrate on Chris Haslam's ideas about how the Spanish behave around food and drink. WINE OF THE WEEK ... Yllera Crianza 2012 A family-run bodega, just outside the Ribera del Duero official zone so it has to refer to itself as a Castilla-León table wine, whereas in fact it is as good as any regular Duero. Aged in French and American oak, a very rich wine ... drop the please and thank yous; they're so unnecessary [...] swear like a trooper, drink cold red wine, and eat everything you order: countries that have suffered from hunger are funny about things like that.” Haslam now maintains the article was not

17:49

Gibraltar

Christmas charity event raises nearly £1500

Debbie Bartlett

...shows, Santa's Grotto, meeting Disney characters, mulled wine, mince pies, face painting and a host of other activities, all in an excellent cause.