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16:33

Opinion

Prohibition, will they never learn?

ANDREW J. LINN

...and the declared aims were never achieved. Alcohol consumption did not decrease and anti-government feeling swelled. South Africa has just adopted this misguided policy and consequently its wine industry is on the verge of collapse. Inexplicably, ... not only are national wine sales banned, but also exports, leaving producers with bursting warehouses and no income. Why did one of the world's foremost wine-producing countries suddenly put a stop to any class of commercial activity involving wine

14:56

Opinion

What's on a label?

ANDREW J. LINN

The media love it when they can break news about any sort of fraud, whether in the world of art, finance, or simply wine. The untiring interest may be due to the fact that there are often well-known personalities involved, and wine is, anyway, sort ... of sexy. The major scandals to date have invariably been based on the counterfeiting of the world's greatest vintages, like dressing up an inferior wine to appear like one of the world's greatest. Rudy Kurniwan is serving a 10-year jail sentence in ... the US for doing just that, caught out when he counterfeited magnums of a famous Burgundy for a year when no magnums were used. So why should anyone bother to make a cheap wine look like an older wine from one of the lowest value regions of Spain?

15:00

Opinion

New drinking patterns

ANDREW J. LINN

Wine sales are down worldwide. Not necessarily because the usual band of wine lovers has suddenly reduced its personal consumption (some chance - probably the reverse) but a huge proportion of the wine that gets sold is traditionally consumed in the ... currently closed bars and restaurants. The phrases 'I never drink alone' or 'I don't drink at home' resonate throughout even the keenest aficionado's prating. The OIV (International Organisation for Wine), organisers of, among other events, the Bacchus ... Awards, indicates that world consumption of wine has fallen drastically owing to Covid-19. It is estimated that winemakers will see their income cut in half. While previously such dire and calamitous situations have usually been followed by a brisk

11:51

Travel

Travel secrets of the Costa de la Luz

Andrew Forbes

...from being the richest part of Andalucía, this region has a wealth of fish, seafood, beef, and produce - and wines of course, including Vinos de Jerez, or sherry, as they are better known. Enjoy a chilled Manzanilla sherry wine with a tapa of fresh ... snack as you read the menu, or a place of gourmet cured ham. If you are not tempted by the fish, then there are the finest beef steaks from Scotland and Spain, prepared on the wood-burning grill. The curated wine list inevitably includes vinos ... de Jerez. Let the wine waiter guide you to discover some superb, dry white sherries that perfectly complement the dishes. If you love discovering new things, then try one of the local Chiclana wines. Naturally inspiring La Breña nature reserve.FORBES

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.

14:46

Opinion

It's in the can

ANDREW J. LINN

Life as we have always known it is changing drastically. No business or trade has been unaffected by the Covid-19 crisis, and sectors of commerce of whatever category have to adapt. But every cloud has its silver lining, and one part of the wine ... business is experiencing a bonanza: wine in cans. In every country, from the USA and Canada, to Sweden and traditionalist France, there has been a significant increase in this form of packaging. The advantages of wine in cans are, like those of ... bag-in-box wine, so obvious as to be incontrovertible. Price, convenience (ring-pull opener), quality and portability - fits into any pocket. Bulk storage and handling is easy and breakages zero. Recyclable and egalitarian, cans give little opportunity for

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

12:38

Local

UN and Malaga university sign agreement in bid protect local grape

Eugenio Cabezas

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

14:16

Opinion

It's an ill wind...

ANDREW J. LINN

Although the effects on individual wine drinkers are likely to be negligible - unless they get infected - the potential consequences for the trade of the coronavirus are serious. If people stop travelling, the wine they would drink on cruise ships ... and in hotels and restaurants, will not be consumed. International wine shows like ProWien in Germany, Vinitaly, the Grands Jours de Bourgogne and Taste Washington have been cancelled. The world’s biggest wine market, China, is a shadow of its ... it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Online food and wine suppliers are having a field day throughout Europe, and delivery services like Uber Eats, Deliveroo, MacDelivery, etc, cannot believe their good luck. Most expect to make more

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

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

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

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

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

19:10

Opinion

Low seasons

ANDREW J. LINN

It is impossible to deny that in this world of fastidious foodies and wine snobs, there are idiots of all types. WINE OF THE WEEK Hábitat Garnacha Syrah The Torres bodega is the oldest family winery in Spain and among Europe's oldest. To its ... famous wine bodega, Vega Sicilia, was asked the other day in an interview what he thought was the benefit to northern wine regions, like Germany's, of climate change. His reply was that "German wines are as bad as they have always been... Britain has ... taken four and a half billion years to produce 'champagne.' " Altogether a pitiful array of inaccurate and insulting assertions that one of Spain's leading businessmen should know better than to put in the public arena. There are many wine lovers who

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

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

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.

13:17

Opinion

Trade wars are good, according to Trump

ANDREW J. LINN

Earlier this week we had the laughable spectacle of American wine traders thanking the Administration for not increasing import tariffs to 100%. This gesture was inspired by the announcement that the duty on EU still wines and those under 14% proof ... (excluding cava and sherry) and Scotch whisky would stay at ‘only’ 25%. As Trump said when he embarked on his vendetta against all things non-American, “Trade wars are good; they are easy to win,” he tweeted. The increase on import tariffs for wine will ... to lose customers, or pass it on and still lose customers. Either way it was almost certainly a prelude to closing down her business. The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Association has projected the loss of 36,000 jobs and US$1.6 billion in

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

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

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,

16:51

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

16:41

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

National

Winemakers under suspicion of false claims over the vintage of their products

J. V. MUÑOZ-LACUNA

Officials in the central region of Castilla-La Mancha have opened an investigation that could lead to a hefty fine for three large bodegas in that important wine-growing area. The three bodegas, Félix Solís, José García Carrión and Navarro López, ... of wine by age is taken very seriously by the industry and the bodegas have denied the accusation. The investigation began after prosecutors received a complaint against Félix Solís for presumed fraud, misleading advertising and falsifying official ... documentation. Félix Solís said this week it had asked for independent audits by wine regulators but that this had always been rejected.

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

23:24

Travel

An Andalusian retreat to wellness

Andrew Forbes

...book and mug of lemon verbena tea. Instead I indulged in a glass of chilled Ronda white wine, slumped among decorative Indian mirror cushions, beneath an ornate pagoda - and watched the sunset. Now that's my kind of wellness retreat!

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

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

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,”

16:52

Opinion

Intruders

ANDREW J. LINN

A well-known Spanish wine critic recently explained that anyone without technical qualifications involved in the wine trade is an 'intruder' (in Spanish 'intruso'). The English word does not exist in the context he uses. Nevertheless, he alleges ... 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 ... favourite self-taught sommelier who has been 40 years at his job, or the winemaker who grows vines on a corner of his farm and makes delicious wine. If the rule-makers have their way, these artisans will disappear as a consequence of the controls that

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

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

19:40

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

17:24

Opinion

Champagne has its moments

ANDREW J. LINN

The figures published for wine consumption during lockdown cannot all be correct. Many of them contradict each other, although there are some reliable facts that can be correlated and double-checked. The drinks industry as a whole always accepts ... the Nielsen data: UK champagne sales had fallen 41 per cent by the third week of lockdown while beer sales jumped 70 per cent. Wine sales across the board are of course down all over Europe, as restaurants were closed and home consumption could not ... fill the gap. Distilled drink sales exploded, probably because it is more convenient to buy and store a few bottles of vodka than the equivalent amount of alcohol in wine, not to mention other effects. So what about champagne? To the chagrin of the

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