News Archives: Spain

Introducing Astarbe Sagardotegia!

Introducing Astarbe Sagardotegia!

Cider has been produced at the Mendiola farmhouse in Astigarraga by members of the Astarbe family for close to five centuries. The oldest surviving document that references cider production at this address dates back to May 20th, 1563. To put that in context, Galileo Galilei, the “father of modern science”, was born in 1564. From … Read More

Adegas Guímaro: A Jewel In Spain’s Ribeira Sacra

Adegas Guímaro: A Jewel In Spain's Ribeira Sacra 20

The Ribeira Sacra deserves your attention. Put this into context. 96 producers, 52 of which export wine, farm 1,200 hectares under vine by 2,800 land owners. When you look at the old terraces and stone walls dividing each parcel, these typically represent family land borders that date back to the 12th century. History repeats itself, … Read More

In Memoriam: Don Manuel ‘Manolo’ Lozano Salado

In Memoriam: Don Manuel 'Manolo' Lozano Salado 2

On the morning of April 26th, the sherry world lost one of its most decorated and beloved protagonists. Don Manuel ‘Manolo’ Lozano Salado was born in Jerez de la Frontera in 1954. His family was in the hospitality business, counting bars, restaurants and the Hotel Comercio on the Calle Doña Blanca among their business interests. … Read More