This is Part Two of an article started last week, entitled ‘Land Grab’. It is archived here www.colinharknessonwine.com click Articles.
Señor Fernando Mora MW (http://bodegasfrontonio.com/en/the-team/) was most helpful when I asked him his opinion about the apparent attempt by DO Valencia to list the vineyards of DOs Alicante and Utiel-Requena as theirs. He also explains that, if this were to go ahead, it would be similar to the generic AOC Bordeaux, a large area where wines can be labelled ‘Bordeaux’ but are considered lesser wines than those from the famous areas within, such as AOC Pomerol et al.
PS We have a few seats left for our 2017’s final Musical Dinner with Paired Wines, Saturday 25th November at Moraira’s Bella Dama Restaurant, Club Nautico. Four courses each paired with a different, fine wine, plus the beautiful music of Claire-Marie (www.clairemarie.es) – all for just 40€! Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 629 388 159 to reserve your places!