Spain’s dynamic wine world

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Being as closely involved in the Spanish wine scene as I am, I receive a number of both solicited and unsolicited newsfeeds, almost on a daily basis.
This week I received two from wholly different sources, which made me smile whilst underlining a basic tenet of the Iberian wine industry.
More than once over the last… perhaps ten years, I’ve referred to certain bodegas whose wines have come on in leaps and bounds, attributing this to the happy (though perhaps at times prickly) combination of generations of tradition and experience being successfully allied to modern and innovative ways.
It’s a foolish young winemaker who dismisses all s/he’s been taught by fathers and grandfathers because of what they’ve learned at college, as well as what they’ve seen and practised on their various internships.

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