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Green shoots of life

4 April, 2017

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Although nature can be observed and analysed with scientific methods and criteria, its exact behaviour in plants (luckily for wine growers) can’t be predicted with mathematical precision. As a living thing, the vine is subject to external forces, so both harvesting and fruit quality frequently depend on weather and other environmental conditions. The way the… Leer más »

Designation of Origin, the reasons for trusting a DO wine

31 January, 2017

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They’re part of the local identity, inseparable from the land, they express the distinguishing features of the people who live, feel and understand winemaking as a shared legacy, an age-old inheritance from Ancient Rome, but each one has its own traits marked by each culture, each tradition and even each village and each winery. Travellers… Leer más »

Infographic gallery 2016

29 December, 2016

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2016 has been a year full of moments, moments that have been shared with the loved ones or even with strangers; but always with a glass of wine in our hand… From La Mancha Designation of Origin we want to remember all those moments drinking a glass of wine, and the best way to do… Leer más »

10 DIY wine cork Christmas decoration ideas

14 December, 2016

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Do you love Christmas? Do you love wine? Do you love recycling? Do you love DIY? Here you have some wine cork Christmas decoration ideas to combine all your passions! If you are a wine lover you are going to drink a lot of wine during Christmas, and then you will probably ask yourself what… Leer más »

8 great tattoo ideas for wine lovers

7 December, 2016

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Check out these tattoos from devotees who have made a lifetime commitment to wine. Tattoo wine ideas! A tattoo is a permanent design made on skin with a needle and ink. Just how much of a wine lover are you? Wine stains on skin are so much cooler than wine stains on anything else! There are… Leer más »

20 great wine quotes

2 November, 2016

Wine quotes

20 of some of the most famous wine quotes. These memorable quotes will stick with you every time you experience the delights of wine. Great quotes! Words on wine from around the world, over the ages… by poets and authors, scientists, and politicians – plus a bunch of people whose names we’ve forgotten. 1. The… Leer más »

World wine production in 2016

2 November, 2016

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One of the lowest in the 21st century According to data released by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (the OIV), world wine production for 2016 is estimated to be 259 million hectolitres, a 5% drop. In October, the first estimated figures for the current world wine situation were presented by Jean Marie Aurand,… Leer más »

Buñuelos de viento and saint’s bones

26 October, 2016

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We visit the bakery at Tradición 1892 cake shop in Alcázar de San Juan, with a lovely aroma of pastries wafting over us. Despite the order and cleanliness, there’s frenetic activity here in the build-up to All Saints’ Day. In this shop, run by fifth generation artisan pastry makers, they innovate without renouncing tradition. One… Leer más »

10 Halloween Wine Accessories

19 October, 2016

Halloween Wine Accessories

Planning on throwing a Halloween party with your family and friends? If so, of course you want to have the best and spookiest decor. Check out these Halloween wine accessories for all your party needs 1. Bottle stoppers Halloween-themed bottle stoppers for those bottles of wine your guests don’t finish.     Source: Wine Vine… Leer más »

Cod with ‘Capilla’ sauce

18 October, 2016

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This cod stands for traditional values. From serving daily lunches to becoming a trendy gastro-bar on the region’s gastronomic itineraries, in late 2011, La Capilla de Palacio turned its image and design around completely to invest in new trends.  “We haven’t turned our backs on simplicity in the kitchen, but we’re now looking to give… Leer más »

Wild mushrooms with lamb sweetbreads

10 October, 2016

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An iconic spot, just about to celebrate its first century of life, whose walls have been infused with 20th century history in Alcázar de San Juan since the premises was founded in 1917. Because of this, and perhaps also because of the name it is associated with, ‘Viña E’, (each letter to identify a vineyard… Leer más »

Barbecued octopus with langoustines and DO La Mancha Verdejo

10 August, 2016

Verdejo DO La Mancha imprescindible con esta cigala

In summertime, there’s nothing better than doing a gastronomy route and discovering new culinary experiences, trying new flavours and aromas and tasting other varieties and wines from our wine-growing region. We’ve visited one of the most multi-faceted premises in the nerve centre of Alcázar de San Juan, gastrobar La Cayetana, headed by Mariano Díaz-Miguel. As… Leer más »