News Archives: Spain

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

Venus La Universal: A Passion Project Borne of Love

Venus La Universal: A Passion Project Borne of Love

Like many of the great stories, the story of Venus La Universal begins with love. As the children of two of the pioneers of the Priorat D.O., Sara Pérez and René Barbier fils grew up as neighbors, picking grapes together and looking on as their fathers, Josep Lluis Pérez of Mas Martinet and René Barbier … Read More