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CONTINUING in the festive mood, Prosecco is an Italian white wine named after a village near Trieste and produced in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. First mention of…

Spanish sparkle

Lorenzo Barbareschi December 12, 2017
WHAT better way to celebrate Christmas and New Year than to POP open a bottle of cava with friends? A sparkling wine with Denominación de Origen (DO) status from Catalonia,…

Spanish value

Lorenzo Barbareschi November 30, 2017
TORO is a Spanish Denominacion de Origen (DO) for wines produced in the Castile and Léon areas of Zamora province. The DO takes its name from the town of Toro…

Tempranillo: What’s in a label…

Lorenzo Barbareschi November 23, 2017
MY recent comments on Tempranillo led to requests from readers for additional information which I am happy to provide. It is useful when buying Tempranillo to understand the four legal…
THIS year’s Beaujolais Nouveau will by now have been heralded in various parts of the world after being held in bonded warehouses for release at one minute past midnight (CET)…
TRAVELLING away from Spain this week the focus turns on Buttafuoco Storico from Italy; a serious competitor to Barolo, Barbaresco, Amarone. Little known outside Italy, it is reasonably priced and…
SPAIN leads the world as a wine exporting nation, which is worth an impressive €2.64 billion a year. But when it comes to wine consumption per capita then Spain -…
WITH autumn approaching especially with the clocks changing this weekend this is a perfect time to explore red wines, and what’s better than Tempranillo? A black grape variety widely grown…
LITTLE known outside Spain, Verdejo is one of the nation´s most cultivated white wines, though not to be confused with the similarly named Verdelho from Portugal. Verdejo is named after…
CONSIDERED one of the best wines for seafood, Albariño can also be an excellent aperitif. High quality and light bodied, most of the Spanish Albariño wines are labelled from Rias…
IN this new weekly series Lorenzo Barbareschi will provide thoughts on various wines, not just from Spain, and not only those enjoyed, but a few better kept perhaps for cooking…

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