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17:28

Opinion

Corked or just bad

ANDREW J. LINN

When we use the term 'corked' in reference to a bottle of wine, it does not mean that a bad cork has contaminated the wine. In Spanish the term is more exact, and even though there is no direct translation, the nearest, 'sabe a corcho' (tastes of ... cork) is more accurate. A tainted cork can make a bottle of what may have been a great wine worth little more than fodder. WINE OF THE WEEK Viña Cumbrero This red Rioja has been made as long as the region has been declared an official ... was probably infected when originally cut from the oak tree, and whereas the incidence of corked wine was usually quoted as between five and ten per cent, these days the figure is allegedly nearer one percent. The trouble is that restaurant customers

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.

16:32

LifeStyle

27 December 1703: England and Portugal sign a Port Wine Treaty

Debbie Bartlett

The Methuen Treaty, or Port Wine Treaty, as it became known, was signed between Portugal and England in 1703, during the early years of the Spanish War of Succession, to establish trading relationships between the two countries. At the beginning ... Portugal at the time. The Port Wine Treaty stipulated that English textiles, mainly woollen cloth, was to be admitted into Portugal free of tax and in return, Portuguese wines imported into England would be subject to a third less tax than wines imported ... from France. This was particularly important in helping the port industry to develop. As England was at war with France, it became increasingly difficult to acquire wine, and so people started buying port instead. This had a knock-on effect on the

15:45

Opinion

Wine for ransom

ANDREW J. LINN

...and barrels to release 40,000 hectolitres of wine. Result: two million euros' worth of losses. WINE OF THE WEEK La Fuente de Nekeas It is not very obvious how they have done it, but this small family bodega, Nekeas, has succeeded in getting its ... attacked, among them La Cadena Ser, KPMG and Accenture. As in nearly all such cases the victims do not publicise the attacks, following the instructions of the hackers, but it is an open secret that at least one of the country's biggest wine producers also

14:27

Opinion

Wine waiters in waiting

ANDREW J. LINN

We are witnessing a sommelier boom. They used to be known as wine waiters, but the profession has blossomed into a full-blown status thing, and never have there been more sommeliers working in restaurants, nor such a demand for their services. ... 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 ... prospects are virtually nil within the restaurant. The only route to betterment is moving to another position elsewhere. And how long do they want to stay in the job? A retired wine waiter (not referred to as a sommelier back then) from one of Marbella's

12:14

What to do

Piano recitals to mark Beethoven's 250th birthday

Tony Bryant

...drinks and canapés. Along with a programme of classical music, the audience are invited to engage in a question and answer session with the pianist after the concert. The second concert will be held in the D-Wine Restaurant in Marbella on Tuesday 28

20:20

LifeStyle

Scientific studies show that red wine prevents Alzheimer's disease

J. V. MUÑOZ-LACUNA

Research carried out by the universities Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Castilla-La Mancha and the Autónoma de Barcelona has managed to demonstrate that red wine, consumed in moderation, prevents Alzheimer's disease. According to this study, this ... receptors. Moderate consumption The study, which has been published in the prestigious journal Free Radical Biology & Medicine, also underlines that red wine is rich in molecules with antioxidant effects, including polyphenols such as resveratrol, which ... reduce and block "oxidative stress" related to cardiovascular and degenerative pathologies and cancer. "Moderate wine consumption is healthy because wine contains molecules that could counteract the harmful effects of free radicals responsible for the

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

14:51

Opinion

There's wine in them there hills

ANDREW J. LINN

When the production of red wine in western Malaga province started during the latter half of the last century, a different classification had to be established. These 'new' Ronda wineries are officially known as DO Sierras de Malaga, not be confused ... 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 ... barrel for 15 months. Officially classed as a natural wine rather than an organic one, it really deserves a second look. Around 15 euros. While wine has been made in the Ronda Sierras since Roman times or before, everything came to a sudden halt in the

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 ... street. Known locally as the "Vendimia" the festival was founded in the 1960s and is one of the most important events of the year in Manilva. Sunday was the biggest day of the festival, with wine tasting from Manilva's vineyards. At 7pm the first ... 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.

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

21:58

Travel

The wine road trip insider guide

Andrew Forbes

Extremadura wines. NH-Collection.com Hotel Atrio Michelin-star chef Juan Antonio (Toño) Pérez and wine connoisseur José Polo have created this extraordinary food and wine hotel found in the very centre of old town. Behind its traditional façade the ... traditional Iberian and Extremeño ingredients. The wine list is a heavy hardback book, featuring highlights from the 40,000 bottles from 22 countries of José Polo's award-winning wine collection. Before dinner, guests are invited to a private tour of this ... architect-designed cellar. RestauranteAtrio.com Valladolid STAY: Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine Abadía Retuerta is a magnificent wine estate with five-star accommodation, luxe spa, and Michelin star dining. Sheltered in a small valley edged with pine and oak

16:51

Local

Open-air wine festival returns this weekend to Estepona

Charo márquez

The third edition of the 10 Wineing Street festival returns to Estepona today with a programme of activities including open-air wine tastings and musical performances by the García Fajer Foundation, mixing guitar and flamenco dancing. Every day

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

17:16

Travel

Hot hotels for 2020

Andrew Forbes

Anne Sémonin Paris, a choice of 300 wine labels, beach waiter service, complimentary kids’ clubs, and 24-hour room service. Kimpton Blythswood Square, Scotland.SUR Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel – SCOTLAND It’s hard to believe, but the Kimpton

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,

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 ... with wine tasting from Manilva’s vineyards. From 2pm there is more live music and from 5pm there will be a parade of horses and riders on Calle Mar. The traditional treading of the grapes starts at 7pm in Plaza de la Vendimia to extract the first wine

12:19

Opinion

Hot plates

ANDREW J. LINN

...that really knows how to treat foreigners, there will often be the advance warning. "Careful please, the plates are very hot." Bliss! WINE OF THE WEEK Marqués de Griñan Rueda Cerro La Hormiga, made from Cabernet Sauvignon of the reputable wine

19:01

Opinion

The war is lost

ANDREW J. LINN

It has been a conflict lasting nearly a decade and Goliath has finally beaten David. While in every other market in the world wine is sold in Bag-in-Box format (BIB), in Sherryland it has been banned by a court judgement. WINE OF THE WEEK Lolo ... budget wines because production was small, but prices are now very acceptable, and this little beauty costs around seven euros. This is the first time in the centuries-old history of wine that a panel of judges has been asked to decide how a product can ... maintain the veto on box wine, making it clear that its grounds were to preserve the image of sherry rather than allow it to be sold in a format that would be negative. Put another way, the most hygienic and practical bottling method, with the strongest

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

14:24

Opinion

War of the rosés

ANDREW J. LINN

We don't really consider rosé wine as being the real thing. The initial reaction of most dedicated tinto fans, when they see someone drinking rosado, is that there goes an amateur wine drinker. It is usually considered more of an accessory to wine ... culture rather than an essential feature. At least that is the macho view..... WINE OF THE WEEK Los Aguilares Pinot Noir What other wine could feature here this week other than the world-beater from Ronda? The excellent Pinot Noir from Cortijo ... Los Aguilares bodega has beaten every wine (nearly 2,000 in all) in the PN Challenge in Switzerland. It is a grape best suited to cool climates but winemaker Bibi García has pulled off another sensation. Around 26 euros. It is best not to enter into the

11:15

Opinion

The magic key

ANDREW J. LINN

In most wine-producing cultures, the age of a particular red wine is a key element that usually decides its price. There may be differences of opinion about whether a wine could be or could have been at its best, or even past its best, but these are ... more matters of personal taste than factual markers. And anyway Spain is a paradise for those interested in old wines, and websites like eBay, MilAnuncios, and particularly Vinovintagesantander.com are good for hours of surfing in decent company. WINE ... pinot grigio-type wines that are mere shadows of what a full-bloodied rosado should be. From the famous Protos stable, this Ribera del Duero is not to be ignored. Around 6.50 euros. Most people cannot understand why a bottle that contains a wine so old

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

13:28

Opinion

Michelin muddle

ANDREW J. LINN

...cooks or whatever. However, the chefs themselves understandably prefer to be called 'Michelin chefs', rather than be referred to as 'chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants'. WINE OF THE WEEK Vía De La Plata Cava This wine shows good cava can be made ... 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

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

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.

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

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,”

16:07

Opinion

Who's who?

ANDREW J. LINN

Which restaurant guide do you trust? Surely not the Michelin, unless your taste is for expensive and minority gastronomic experiences. WINE OF THE WEEK Enate Cabernet Sauvignon This very good red wine from the north of Spain is a blend of ... mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The region in question, Somontano, is acknowledged as producing red, white and rosado wine of exceptional value for money. This 2016 vintage is currently on offer at OpenCor outlets for a laughable 5.99 euros. Not to ... is the most notable fish restaurant in Spain, Aponiente, in El Puerto de Santa María (Cadiz province). The editor/creator of the Guide is Enrique Bellver, Diario SUR's long-serving food and wine expert, who makes the earth shake when he enters a

12:20

LifeStyle

A whiter shade of wine

ANDREW J. LINN

...nomenclature could no longer be used to describe winegrowing areas. WINE OF THE WEEK Martín Códax Albariño This bodega (founded in 1986) is the region's largest co-operative, and it keeps tabs on its members around the year. There is a wide range of ... soft-shelled crab to razor fish and always shipped from Galicia - not for the faint-hearted either financially or gastronomically. A little-known fact about these Albariños is that they do not have to be drunk young. Indeed a 4 or 5 year old wine is often more

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

19:07

Opinion

No shows

ANDREW J. LINN

...they can be referred to such), but due to the laws of data protection, we are regrettably not allowed to publish their names...." WINE OF THE WEEK La Goya Manzanilla Sherries continue to be the best value wines on the market today. This

13:03

What to do

Mijas holds its first cheese and wine festival

Ivan Gelibter

The Plaza Virgen de la Peña in Mijas will be the venue for Mijas' first wine and cheese festival from today, 26 October until Sunday 28 October. There will be twenty-two stalls open from 1pm until midnight selling a huge variety of both wines and

19:40

Opinion

Adios to another wine dynasty

ANDREW J. LINN

WINE OF THE WEEK Blanc Pescador A real favourite of the value-for-money brigade, this Catalan white wine is known as vino de aguja, literally 'needle wine' in reference to its slightly-sparkling nature. Made first in the 1960s, it is an unerring ... he deal, there were Chinese waiting in the wings. Not a happy ending, but one that is becoming frequent in the wine business.

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.

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

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

13:23

Opinion

The great wine wall of China

ANDREW J. LINN

...it comes to wine, what do they know? Since the word does not even feature in the Chinese vocabulary (they use the word for 'red'), we may think they start at a disadvantage. Surely there can be no wine culture if the stuff is unheard of. International ... experts (well, mainly French ones to be honest) have been telling us for years that it will only be a matter of time before the Chinese develop a taste for wine and became Europeanised in their drinking habits. Things certainly were going that way and last ... year Spain was number five on the country import list. A total of 200 foreign winemakers fight for a crumb of the Chinese tart, and not surprisingly all wine producers in the market dream of becoming brand leaders. WINE OF THE WEEK Trajinero Oleroso

15:14

LifeStyle

Mountain wine

A. J. LINN

...mention of Mountain Wine. Unfortunately he didn’t think much of it but didn’t like Spain anyway. Nevertheless his book is worth a read, and any student of 18th century English travellers in Spain, such as George Borrow and Richard Ford, will find the ... unimaginative Wiltshire clergyman’s writings an interesting match. Around the same period the famous French traveller, Teofilo Gautier, hated Malaga’s gazpacho (’only fit for dogs’) but enjoyed the local white wine.Townsend found himself in a province that was ... hugely productive. Back then it was Spain’s second-largest wine region, and the product, known as Mountain, was very popular in England and North America. Nothing lasts for ever though, and eventually successive infestations of mildew, and finally the