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By La Mancha Wines Fifteen wines from D.O. La Mancha has been awarded in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012, also known as the “wine world-championship”. The 19th edition of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles took place this year from 4...
By La Mancha Wines More awards for La Mancha wines, this time in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2012. The results were announced last week at The London International Wine Fair. In its 9th edition, 14,119 wines 47 countries have...
By Fred Minnick The term organic was once rarely used. In the 1970s, food labels certainly did not consistently carry the term. But, consumers started consistently not buying food produced from agriculture practices that included herbicide and pesticide use. That small...
By La Mancha Wines Today, we have our  second posts about the grape varieties you can find in DO La Mancha wines.   Pinot Noir This unusual grape originated in France and well adapted to temperate areas is often used as a basis...
by Fred Minnick The name Familia Martinez Bujanda is synonymous with high-quality Spanish wine. With five wineries in three different Spanish Denominations of Origin, Familia Martinez Bujanda’s wineries have one commonality: They strive to pick the best grapes from their own...
By Nannette Eaton When I announced I was traveling to Spain, Billy the Kid looked up; this interesting development stole him away from his deep concentration from studying for his Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) examination. “Where?” he asked. “La Mancha,” I...
By La Mancha Wines Today we begin a new series of posts about the grape varieties you can find in DO La Mancha wines:   Tempranillo/Cencibel Cencibel or tempranillo variety is the most important of the red grapes in the Designation of originLa Mancha,...
By Doc Lawrence The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta faces fabled Peachtree Street where the world premiere of Gone With The Wind took place in 1939. Just a few blocks away is the white marble tomb of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and...
by Fred Minnick For the wine enthusiast, New Year’s Eve is among the greatest holidays. It’s a time with friends and family. You gather around in your favorite bar, restaurant or in the living room, enjoying a good bottle of...
Durante estos días  (del 11 al 14 de abril) se celebra en el recinto ferial de IFEMA la vigesimoquinta edición del Salón de Gourmets,  una de las citas más esperadas por todos los amantes del buen beber y el...
By La Mancha Wines Today we have two native grapes from Spain: Mencía and Airén. Both can be found in DO La Mancha , specially Airen grape, the most widely planted grape on the planet.   Mencía Variety that resembles to the Cabernet Franc...
By La ManchaWines  Seven D.O. La Mancha wineries in the winner list of the most prestigious international wine competition in Spain, X Bacchus Wine International Competition organized by the Spanish Tasters Association. The tenth edition has been held in Madrid in...
It’s an early morning September day in La Solana, Ciudad Real, Spain, and grape growers are hauling their harvests to their respective cooperatives. The morning light showers the white grapes with beautiful light and the smells of fresh fruit...