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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...
Reblogging from Bradenton Herald We found this interesting post by Harris Interactive on Bradenton Herald about some wine drinking habits in U.S.: "Whether it's for convenience, cost, patriotism, personal preference or something else, a large majority of adults who buy or drink wine say...
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 Fred Minnick In Noblejas, Toledo, every house was once a winery. Driving through the small village in the Toledo Province, you’ll see iron-bar covered windows in the 17th Century homes that once stored wine in large clay vats. Families would...
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 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 La Mancha Wines La Mancha kicked off its 2012 U.S. Road Show in early May with successful events for the trade and media in Seattle, San Franciscoand Houston, followed by a tasting for consumers in Dallas. Representatives from the...
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...
By La Mancha Wines Today, we have two new “grape guests” in our posts about the grape varieties you can find in DO La Mancha wines: Merlot and Torrontés Merlot Merlot is a variety from France, Bordeaux region, with presence in all...
By Lana Bortolot The European wine harvest is over and now, in America, we turn our thoughts to another harvest, of sorts—the cornucopia that is Thanksgiving. Of course, you’ll roll out the traditional recipes and ingredients, with turkey taking pride of...
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...
Desde luego, el camino se hace andando, y esta es la primera de una serie de videocatas con vinos de la Denominación de Origen "La Mancha". Adan Israel, premio joven Sumiller La Mancha 2011 cata un tinto joven de...
By Fred Minnick Oh, how delicious the Tempranillo grape is. The native-Spanish grape has won the hearts of wine lovers from around the world. This rich, well-structured red wine provides the perfect acidity, tannins and color, with a frequent nose of...