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by  Fred Minnick Despite being the world’s largest wine-producing region, D.O. La Mancha is frequently misunderstood. The Spanish wine region’s cooperative system can be especially confusing. Like the U.S. farm cooperatives trying to procure more money for their farmers, the D.O....
Corks can be used not only as wine bottle stoppers but also to do astonishing pieces of art. As D.O. La Mancha wine drinkers, we’ve popped our corks, but just tossing them out shouldn’t be the end of their lives....
Raising a toast to peace, we look back and remember World War I and the Armistice signed exactly 100 years ago. It was undoubtedly the international anniversary of the week. On 11 November a century ago, European powers seal their...
There’s nothing better than a glass of wine and a good TV show. These fictional characters really are wine lovers! The great cultural tradition of European countries is to consume wine at table with food. Now, you can enjoy a...
by Fred Minnick When wine historians assess the contributions of private wineries to a region, Vinicola de Castilla might very well have had the greatest impact on a Spanish wine region. Formed in 1976, Vinicola de Castilla entered the winemaking scene...
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...
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...
We know the benefits of green pruning, a work done before the flowering period in spring to ensure a better production quality of the grapes It is done when the clusters are still tender and easy to use, and no...
By Fred Minnick More so than any wine region in the world, DO La Mancha is deeply connected to the literature and film about the area. On every D.O. La Mancha bottle is an artistic depiction of the Don Quixote...
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...
  Vasta en horizontes, con un clima de interior, fuertemente continentalizado en el rigor térmico de sus temperaturas (de -15 en invierno a 42 en verano) y unas precipitaciones anuales no muy abundantes (300/400 mm.), ciertamente, La Mancha dibuja un...
By La Mancha Wines And finally, this is our last post talking aboutLa Mancha grapes. Thank you for following us! Cabernet Franc Vigorous grape strain and straight in posture, with early maturity proceeding fromBordeaux. Same as the most popular Cabernet Sauvignon, their...
By La Mancha Wines Today, we have two international grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon and Gewürztraminer. And by the way, today is the international Cabernet Sauvignon Day! Cabernet Sauvignon The Cabernet Sauvignon is a red variety of French and international viticulture wine queen. It...