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Friday, 28 February 2020 10:34

Transforming Tempranillo by Sarah Jane Evans MW

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Over-zealous planting and heavy-handed use of oak haven’t done its reputation any favours, but Spain’s most widespread variety can make excellent wines. Sarah Jane Evans MW highlights the regions and producers helping Tempranillo reach its full potential.

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Summary: 

Garnacha (Grenache) is increasingly capturing the attention of wine enthusiasts around the world for its approachability, versatility and quality. As the variety continues to make its mark on the world wine scene, Spanish producers continue to innovate with a wide range of styles.

Master of Wine Pedro Ballesteros Torres will lead us in a deep dive into Garnacha, covering varietal characteristics, the impact and importance of terroir in different producing regions, and winemaking trends with a specific look at Spain and the variety’s birthplace, Aragón.

Presenter: Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW

Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW holds an Agronomical Engineer degree and a Master’s in Viticulture and Oenology. He received the WSET Diploma with distinction and became Master of Wine on the first try in 2010. Pedro also studied around the world, including in the wine regions of Jerez, Rheingau, Burgundy, Napa and Bordeaux. A columnist at several papers and magazines in Spain and Belgium, he also regularly writes for wine magazines in the UK and Italy. Pedro works in four languages. He is also a chair in major international wine competitions, including Decanter's WWA, Vinitaly's 5Stars, Concour Mondial Bruxelles, Bacchus and others.

Pedro is active in the fields of promotion and education and sits in the Council of the Institute of Masters of Wine, the governing board of the Spanish Taster Union, the Board of the International Federation of Wine Journalists, the Basque Culinary Centre's Wine Committee, as well as other institutions. He is also a national expert for Spain at OIV and a member of Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino.

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Monday, 18 November 2019 16:57

The Wine Quality System of Spain

Spain began linking wine to “place” early on. As far back as the beginning of the 20th century, the need for wine regulations became self-evident. The country was experiencing rampant wine fraud; quality wines were being diluted with bulk wine on a regular basis.

Rioja was a leader in the charge for legislation to guarantee wine origin. In 1902, a Royal Decree defined the origin of its wines by establishing a geographical link between the name of a product and the place where it is produced. Just a little over two decades later, in 1926, the first Consejo Regulador (Regulating Council) was created in Rioja. In the years that followed, Jerez and Málaga also gained regional protection.

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 17:21

Ribera del Duero Wine Map

This wine map of Ribera del Duero has been designed by Quentin Sadler and Wine Scholar Guild to illustrate the Spanish Wine Scholar™ study & certification program.

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 11:19

Sherry Wine Map (PDOs)

This wine map of Sherry / Jerez / Xeres Protected Designations of Origin (PDOs) has been designed by Quentin Sadler and Wine Scholar Guild to illustrate the Spanish Wine Scholar™ study & certification program.

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 11:17

Galicia Spain Wine Map

This wine map of the Galicia wine region has been designed by Quentin Sadler and Wine Scholar Guild to illustrate the Spanish Wine Scholar™ study & certification program.

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 11:15

Priorat & Montsant Wine Map

This wine map of Priorat & Montsant has been designed by Quentin Sadler and Wine Scholar Guild to illustrate the Spanish Wine Scholar™ study & certification program.

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 11:08

Canary Islands Wine Map

This wine map of the Canary Islands (Islas Canarias) has been designed by Quentin Sadler and Wine Scholar Guild to illustrate the Spanish Wine Scholar™ study & certificaiton program.

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