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The Guardian - The 40 best wines for summer 2019

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Our Thymiopoulos Atma White Naoussa, Greece makes the Guardians extensive list of summer wines. The Atma White is a blend of 80% Blanc de Noir Xinomavro (making white wine from red grapes) with 20% Malagousia, making a delicious aperitif.  Thymiopoulos Atma White, Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece Read the Full Article

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Spanish Wines from Regions You Need to Know - Ribera del Duero

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RIBERA DEL DUERO In North Central Spain, in the Province of Valladolid, Castile and León, lies Rioja’s rival as Spain’s leading red wine producer. Only awarded DO status in 1982 the region grew rapidly at the end of the 20th Century, producing luscious, age-worthy Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) wines of superstar status. The Duero river is Portugal’s Douro, a source of great wines. The famous Vega Sicilia is part of Ribera del Duero, though predates the DO status. Condado de Oriza Roble, DO Ribera del Duero, Spain - Delicious Tempranillo based red, and ideal entry point for this superb wine region....

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Spanish Wines from Regions You Need to Know - Calatayud

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CALATAYUD In Aragon, in North East Spain, this arid region is planted mostly with old vine Garnache (Grenache) grapes, making heady potent wines. High altitude (700-900m), with warm days and chilly nights. El Escocés Volante, the Flying Scotsman, is the winemaking company set up by Scotsman Norrel Robertson MW. Norrel embarked on a journey to become a winemaker, which involved passing the Master of Wine exams and then the well-respected winemaking course at New Zealand's Lincoln College. Having worked in every aspect of the wine world, in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, Norrel now works hand in hand with...

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Spanish Wines from Regions You Need to Know - Montsant

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MONTSANT A recent DO in Cataluna, North East Spain, set in the mountainous zone surrounding the famous Priorat region. Its wines are much more reasonably priced, using largely old vine Garnacha (Grenache) and Carinena (Carignan) grapes producing similar wines to its more famous neighbour. Value  Capçanes is a small village of 400 people hidden in the hills of Catalan countryside inland from Tarragona, it exists mostly for its co-operative - Celler de Capçanes – This beloved co-operative, grows olives, a little cereal but mostly grapes.  It has around 220 hectares of vineyard Capçanes, and it almost certainly has more old...

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Spanish Wines from Regions You Need to Know - Bierzo

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BIERZO Located in the North West of Spain, part of Castilla y Leon, twenty years ago this region's wines were largely moribund, producing light characterless wines for local consumption. A group of young winemakers revived the regions fortunes, focusing on the qualities of its two major grape varieties; Mencia, producing crunchy Pinot Noir-like wines capable of intense fruit and depth, and Godello, a high quality grape producing lovely mineral scented whites. Viniculture moved to the slate soiled valley slopes, away from the fertile valley floor, producing more complex and concentrated wines showing the quality of the two grapes.   Our Bierzo...

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