MADRID — This was my first trip back to Spain since my student days, when it was the third country on the sophomore tour of Europe ... restaurants and sidewalk cafes, sipping wine and nibbling tapas — olives, red peppers, spicy potatoes — which.
On a cold winter day at The Brewster Inn, watching ice anglers on Cazenovia Lake, our wine panel looked ahead to spring by taking a tour of sunny Spain through that ... the group was a 2005 Mano a Mano from La Mancha, which has a retail price of abut.
The "Wines Worth Discovering" tour will continue in the fall with Grand Tastings in New York and other cities. Located in the heart of Spain, the D.O. (designation of origin) La Mancha is the largest wine region in the world with around 450,000 hectares of.
“This is really a factory.” This is the unromantic side of winemaking in the region of Castile-La Mancha, which accounts for half of Spain’s wine production. Most of it is sold in bulk and transported abroad, where it can be mixed with other wines.
Extreme weather, including heavy hailstorms, hard frosts and drought, has pushed the EU wine grape harvest to an historic low ... while others have escaped relatively unscathed. Castilla-la-Mancha in Spain has been particularly affected, predicting a.
Have you been drinking Spanish wine recently? If so you are not alone ... the floral Merseguera grape (try the wines of Bodegas Mustiguillo). The vast plains of La Mancha used to be awash with light simple Airen for making brandy but this grape is now.
As a result, most of the wine-growing regions in Europe are expecting a very low harvest for 2017. The major wine producing countries in the European Union are predicting significant drops in the size of their harvests: Spain expects the harvest to be 16.
Icy conditions in April, hail, and – above all – drought, have meant wine produced in Spain this year is scarce but excellent ... are set to produce an excellent wine. In the Castilla-La Mancha region, production will be down from 24 million tons.
Queen Letizia of Spain ... La Mancha in Central Spain. The Spanish royal, 43, was pictured wearing a protective white jacket as she accompanied her husband King Felipe VI, 48, at the Virgen de las Vinas winery. The mother-of-two and her husband were given.
Loire Châteaux – Wine and History tour with Historical Trips (01722 713820; historicaltrips.com). From £2,345 including coach travel from London and some meals. Departs September 4. Few wine tours turn ... the vineyards of La Mancha and including.