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Latest entries about Alicante

Valencia Land of Wine – Free Chapter: Bodegas Primitivo Quiles, Monover (DO Alicante)

written by Gabriella Opaz | 24th August 2009

Editor’s Note: This is the 2nd chapter we are publishing of Valencia Land of Wine (see 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th chapter). Articles are written by Joan C. Martin, and translated by John Maher. Each story is straight from the pages of El Pais’s Valencian edition that highlights an aspect of Valencian wine history through the story of one...

Fondillón: A Very Unique Style of Sweet Spanish Wine from Alicante

written by John Maher | 6th July 2009

Coming across Fondillón is a bit like meeting Samuel Taylor Coleridge‘s Ancient Mariner, buttonholing you with stories of ancient glories and disaster. You’re half fascinated and half disbelieving. Yet he starts pulling bits and pieces out of his pockets – there is the price list of leading Alicante wine merchants Maisonnave & Co. from the nineteenth-century showing that its...
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Wines of Alicante: The Eye-Catching Treasures of Spain

written by John Maher | 26th May 2009

As a wine hobbyist among professionals and experts, I often feel that I have the advantage of being able to sit back and enjoy what comes to hand rather than having to analyze endlessly. Another privilege of the enthusiast, be it golf, sailing, ornithology or anything else, is the feeling that you can drop your subject into conversation to...

Mostra de Vino: Sampling Valencia’s Wines in the Riverbed

written by Ivan Larcombe | 7th April 2009

Wine events and young children aren’t a natural mix most of the time, but there are exceptions.  The recent XXI Mostra de vins, caves i licors i XVIII d’aliments tradicionals de la Comunitat Valenciana certainly was.  (Nice short title for it, don’t you think?)  This hefty name in the Valencian dialect of Catalan simply means: The twenty-first sampling of...

Las Fallas: The Loudest and Longest Festival in Spain

written by Ivan Larcombe | 17th March 2009

Las Fallas – Valencia’s festival that you can’t miss First, I have to be very clear about the timing of this article.  It’s just after 4 PM on March 15th when I sit down to write this and Valencia’s biggest and loudest festival is underway, but nowhere near its height of frenzy.  This is my first Fallas and I...

Grape Profile Verdil: A Highly Misunderstood Indigenous Grape of Valencia

written by John Maher | 21st July 2008

Editor’s Note: If you remember, a little while back, Ryan reviewed the book “Valencia, Land of Wine“, written by Joan C. Martin and translated and edited by John Maher. While, in Valencia, we asked John how he felt about writing the occasional piece for us on Valancian wine, being our resident expert and all. And to our great surprise,...
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