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Chinese New Year is next weekend, initiating the year of the Rooster. The perfect moment to share food and wine with your family! The first day of the Chinese New Year is on Saturday, 28 January, initiating the year of...
By La Mancha Wines DO La Mancha  has a wide variety of native and non-Spanish grapes. Today, we would like to talk about two well-known international grapes: Malbec and Riesling.   Malbec A red variety of French wine, with a medium size bunch,...
By La Mancha Wines DO La Mancha  has a wide variety of native and non-Spanish grapes. Today, we would like to talk about Monastrell and Viogner. Monastrell Sweet red wine with a productive upright posture, a characteristic of the Spanish “Levante”. Their grapes...
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...
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 Mancha Wines Sight The first thing to consider is that you should not overfill the cup, which will facilitate the tasting. Observe the wine with good light and holding the cup at the base, away from yourself to verify...
By Fred Minnick 2011 was an amazing year for D.O. La Mancha. Here’s a look at some of the region’s top American stories. 2011 Roadshow This year, D.O. La Mancha brought more than 100 wines to the United States for the 2011...
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...
By Lana Bortolot Hooray for the holidays! They’re not only a time of good cheer, but also a perfect reason to say “cheers” with wines that complement the season’s rich table. One of the season’s best-loved traditions is the Christmas Eve...
El Chipirón es un alimento muy solicitado, tanto en salsa como rustido en la plancha tiene la aceptación de la mayoría, gusta mucho y es que además de sencillo, da juego a los cocineros mas creativos. Este chipirón ha...
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...
Vino y queso conforman un tándem inseparable en la cultura gastronómica castellano manchega. Dos productos de la tierra en los que se ha inspirado el equipo de La Casita de los Bombones -una pequeña fábrica artesana...
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...