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Spain’s Greatest Architect

Welcome to EDITION 738 of GRAPEVINE The most beautiful building in the world was 115 years ahead of its time. The Batllo Family was not happy with the original design and asked Spain’s foremost architect Antoni Gaudi in 1904 to visit his imagination on their home. Home to a wealthy family, Casa …

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Where to … Sleep • Lotus

Priorat, the Catalan wine region, is about 120 kilometres from Barcelona in a southerly direction. Falset is a good location to overnight when visiting the vineyards. Lotus is a charming 3-star hotel in the old part of Falset. The rooms are very individual and the hotel prides itself in offering environmentally responsible …

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Ximenez-Spinola Original 2017

The Spinola Family has documented wine roots going back to 1729. It is unique in Jerez because Ximenez-Spinola only grows and produces wines entirely from Pedro Ximenez. There are just 16 hectares of vineyards. The family-owned company has “no interest in the production of large volumes but quality and loyalty …

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Best Spanish & Best Ribera Red

Jorge Bombin has catapulted to Spanish wine fame since 9 July 2019. The winemaker’s Legaris Alcubilla 2015 won Gold and swept Trophies for Best Spanish Red and Best Ribera del Duero Red. Jorge Bombin’s first vintage at Legaris was 2008. The winery is just outside the town of Penafiel in …

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Scala Dei Pla dels Angels 2017

Priorat – in north-east Spain – is particularly famous for its reds, especially those produced from grenache. Grenache noir also happens to be a component grape for top rosés from Provence in France. So, it’s no surprise that Scala Dei Pla des Angels 2017 is so convincingly good. Bright, light …

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The Oldest in Fuenmayor • Montecillo

Montecillo is the oldest winery in the town of Fuenmayor.  Founded in 1870, it is also the third oldest winery in La Rioja. Fuenmayor is just 12 kilometres or 15 minutes by car west of Logrono, the capital of La Rioja. Montecillo is part of the Osborne Group, one of …

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