Know more about the harvest

Thursday October 17th, 2019 / /

Grape is the main resource used for the wine elaboration, and as it is a fruit, it has to be collected. To this certain action, it is better known as harvest. Therefore, the harvest is the grape collect which will be key for wine making. The harvest origins take place a thousand years ago, there […]

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Altos de Rioja, the winemaker cellar

Monday October 7th, 2019 / /

Altos de Rioja, a singular boutique style winemaker cellar, founded in 2006 in Rioja Alavesa with the main objective of creating modern Rioja wines. This objective is materialized in some very high quality wines that equilibrates terroir with the last technical advances. The origins of this company was possible thanks to the friendship and union of […]

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TYPES OF GLASSES

Wednesday March 7th, 2018 / /

SHAPE MATTERS The glass in which we’re going to enjoy our wine will condition its aromas, flavour, balance and taste. Amazingly, the same wine served in different glasses can express something completely different. The main function of the glass is to let the wine to develop itself, so the aromas can go in the right […]

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INFLUENCING FACTORS ON THE WINE

Wednesday March 7th, 2018 / /

WHAT DETERMINES ITS QUALITY We can define 4 factors of influence that will determine the qualtity of a wine. Variety of grape Climate Ground Terroir   VARIETY OF GRAPE It is said that there are more than 10,000 grapes around the world. Not all of them are cataloged and valid to produce wine. Table grapes […]

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SPECIAL WINES

Wednesday February 28th, 2018 / /

THE BEYOND THE WINE In previous publications, we discussed the great wine classifications and their typologies. This time we will focus on those we called special wines, that is, those that have unique characteristics derived from: Type of grapes with which they are made, affected by a climatic influence or external agent. Winemaking process different […]

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WINE & HEALTH

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 / /

The wine, which it can be considered a food product for its historical relevance in the diet and for its origins, it is considered also a type of alcohol, even if if it has a low percentage of it, and therefore, it requires a moderated consumption. Thanks to its high content of polifenols, red wine […]

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SPANISH WINE IN NUMBERS

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 / /

Spain is the first wine producer by surface of the world, according to the OIV, with vineyards that cover more than 1M hectares of the country. Let´s think that the Europe Union has a surface close to 3,3M, and that all over the world the vineyard surface is around 7,5M hectares. As a curiosity, it […]

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WINE CLASSIFICATIONS

Thursday February 8th, 2018 / /

WINE CATEGORIES We can distinguish 5 basic classifications to categorize wine: general or by its elaboration: this classification will divide between still wines and those that have some special characteristic derived from their elaboration process. by its sugar content: depending on the residual sugar content of the wine (remaining from its fermentation) we can distinguish […]

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TYPES OF BOTTLES: MARKING THE DIFFERENCE

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 / /

DEFINITION OF BOTTLE According to the Real Academia de la Lengua Española, it is called a “glass vessel, cooked clay or other material, with a narrow neck, which serves to contain liquids” The origin of this term is coined in ancient Rome from the Latin word “ampulla“. The glass bottles as we know them in […]

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THE WINE IN SPAIN: PART OF OUR CULTURE AND HISTORY.

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 / /

The origin of wine in Spain dates from the first plantations in the year 3,000 B.C. with the arrival of the Phoenicians to our lands, although the first crops did not begin until 1100 B.C. in the area of ​​what is now Cádiz, on the western Andalusian coast. Throughout the time of the Roman Empire […]

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BOTTLE SIZES

Thursday September 7th, 2017 / /

Throughout history wine has been changing containers for transport and conservation. From the time when the wine was transported in clay amphorae to the daily use of the bottles, many years have passed and other materials such as wood and even animal skins have been carried out, but the concern to keep the wines in […]

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BASIC CONCEPTS

Thursday September 7th, 2017 / /

What is wine? Wine (from the Latin vinum) is a drink obtained from the grape (Vitis vinifera species) by alcoholic fermentation of its must or juice. This fermentation is produced by the metabolic action of yeast, which transforms the sugars of the fruit into alcohol (ethanol) and this chemical reaction releases gas in the form […]

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WINE HISTORY

Thursday September 7th, 2017 / /

Wine and Humanity Wine has been and will be part of man’s own history and culture as one of the first creations of humanity. The ancient historians considered the origin of wine in Prehistory. We could think of wine as one of the first discoveries about chemical reactions, even if they were casual or spontaneous. […]

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