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NEW LOOK FOR TERRAS GAUDA ‘ABADÍA DE SAN CAMPIO’

TERRAS GAUDA Wineries presents a new look for ABADÍA DE SAN CAMPIO 2012. The revamped label enhances and modernizes the personality of the wine while keeping the essence of the original design. The Abadía (abbey) and the monk are now illustrated with cleaner lines and more clarity in contemporary fashion.

TOP-JEREZ WINES FROM EL MAESTRO SIERRA (1)

El Maestro José Antonio Sierra was a master carpenter with a dream… He was a very good and well-known craftsman specialized in the making of wine casks for the Jerez wine producers. In 1830, he started to achieve his long cherished dream: an own boutique winery producing great Jerez wines. Nowadays, nearly 200 years later, […]

VINOS DE JEREZ: MASTERPIECE OF CREATIVE ART (1)

Jerez wines might have lost a bit of popularity in some countries and even in Spain, but it is still a fantastic drink for the real aficionado. Worldwide, we drink less Jerez wines than a few decades ago, but the quality of the wines we drink has increased. Jerez wine is much more than a […]

TASTING ROUND FROM MONTILLA: PIEDRA LUENGA

As a great lover of Andalucía wines from the VINO DE JEREZ and MONTILLA type, it is always a pleasure to taste new wines. This time, a good friend of mine, wine buyer in a smaller but higher quality Dutch import house HEISTERKAMP in Ootmarsum (Twente, Overijssel), brought me 4 bottles of MONTILLA wines from […]

A TASTING ROUND OF SPANISH WINES: PITTACUM & QUINTA SARDONIA

In the previous article, I told you about the three whites I tasted from BODEGAS TERRAS GAUDA, 3 very nice RÍAS BAIXAS wines from the Spanish Celt Iberian Galicia. Now, I’d like to present you 3 red wines which were sent to me from Spain. Two of them are produced by VIÑEDOS Y BODEGAS PITTACUM […]