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    The other Torres

    16 June 2016 We continue our Throwback Thursday series by republishing this five-year-old article by Luis Gutiérrez, Ferran Centelles' predecessor as…

    16 Jun 2016 Luis Gutiérrez
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    A guide to the Palacios family

    15 Jan 2015 Our Throwback Thursday offering, first published two years ago, is this useful backgrounder on the multi-talented but widely spread…

    15 Jan 2015 Luis Gutiérrez
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    Farewell from Luis

    I caught the wine bug in the early 1990s. It must have been my age. Given my IT background, I was one of the earlier Internet adopters. Later in that…

    29 Apr 2013 Luis Gutiérrez
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    Riscal, past and future in Rioja

    Unfortunately this will be Luis' last article for us. With a family that is still relatively young, he now needs a more full-time position than…

    23 Apr 2013 Luis Gutiérrez
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    Marqués de Riscal turns a corner

    Don Francisco Javier Hurtado de Amézaga (left) was born in 1947, an important wine year both for both wines and wine people. The current Marquis of…

    22 Apr 2013 Luis Gutiérrez
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    Great new Spanish wines

    Spain is on fire – almost literally in terms of the economy, politics and unemployment, but I’m not referring to that ugly side of the country. I’m…

    19 Feb 2013 Luis Gutiérrez
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    Rioja - back to the future?

    What is happening in Rioja today? It seems as though more and more wineries are looking backwards at established traditions and the style of…

    12 Dec 2012 Luis Gutiérrez
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    You say Alvarinho, I say Albariño

    Albariño in Spain or Alvarinho in Portugal is a white wine grape grown in both countries. For Galicia in Spain it's the main grape of Rías Baixas but…

    27 Nov 2012 Luis Gutiérrez
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    Spain 2012 - 'weird'

    If the word for 2011 in Spain was 'dry', for 2012 it's 'short'. Or maybe 'dry' too. Or could it be 'weird'? I even heard some stronger words that I…

    12 Nov 2012 Luis Gutiérrez
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    Nordic recommendations

    In The Malmö Olympics, I explained why I recently found myself flying to Copenhagen and visiting Malmö in Sweden, where my company is based. Here are…

    11 Oct 2012 Luis Gutiérrez
  • Article Don't quote me

    The Malmö Olympics

    I had never paid much attention to wine competitions. When wines win medals and prizes, who are they competing against? But this doesn't seem to stop…

    10 Oct 2012 Luis Gutiérrez
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    How Spain's wine producers are coping

    Unfortunately the six-letter word we hear most frequently about Spain lately is 'crisis'. The news is certainly not good, and many are suffering,…

    21 Aug 2012 Luis Gutiérrez
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    Offbeat Spain - bits and pieces

    See Luis' tour of offbeat Spain - a guide I've tried to take you off the beaten path of Spanish wines, and have introduced you to…

    8 May 2012 Luis Gutiérrez
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    Offbeat Spain - Gredos Garnacha

    See our Guide to Luis' tour of offbeat Spain.Gredos is not an appellation. It is a mountain range, spread across three appellations (two DOs, Vinos de…

    2 May 2012 Luis Gutiérrez
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    Offbeat Spain: Great Monastrell

    See our Guide to Luis' tour of offbeat Spain.Monastrell is a native red Spanish variety, found mainly around the Mediterranean coast, as it originates…

    27 Apr 2012 Luis Gutiérrez