The Canary wine challenge completed

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A year on: How the wine world is coping with coronavirus

It’s been 18 months since the Covid-19 pandemic took its grip on the world and changed life as we know it. In April last year, we asked members from around the world to tell us what was happening in their country, and this month we’ve done the same.   EUROPE Italy Michèle Shah reports on how Italy and its wine industry is coping with Covid, which wreaked havoc on the Mediterranean count...
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Forming deeps roots from past to present in Rioja Alavesa

Amanda Barnes learns how Luis Cañas is not only coaxing complexity out of its old vines and clones, but is also using them as a tool to tackle climate change. Rioja producer Luis Cañas has a family heritage of winemaking in Rioja Alavesa since 1928, and made waves in the 1970s when Juan Luis Cañas started putting the overlooked and under-estimated Rioja Alavesa region on the map, by bottling his ...
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The Gran Canaria wine challenge

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Redefining Rueda

Liz Sagues interviews Santiago Mora Poveda, director general of Rueda DO, the denominación de origen that makes more white wine than any other in Spain, on the region’s recently revamped rules. Liz was inspired to arrange the interview, which is a Circular exclusive, after enjoying the Circle's 'Let’s talk about Ramón Bilbao in Rueda – Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc' with Sara Bañuelos, the company t...
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Ingesting España from afar with Eat Spain, Drink Spain

Liz Sagues and Amanda Barnes delight in and devour some Spanish delights as they 'Eat Spain, Drink Spain’ in the nationwide November campaign.   Pairing Spanish delicacies from dish to glass Suitably prepared with a pre-delivered hamper stacked with Spanish food and wine goodies, Liz Sagues gets in on some perfect pairings that nevertheless don’t quite please everyone. A big thank-you is ...
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How the wine world is coping with coronavirus

Members of the Circle of Wine Writers take a look at their regions, or regions to which they have recently travelled, to share some insight into how the wine world is coping with Coronavirus and the impact of lockdown and social distancing on their businesses. A letter from the Editor: Well, hasn't life as we know it changed in the last month? Last month, we were beginning to cancel events f...
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