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What does Verde Marte mean?

By on mayo 30, 2012 / Leave a comment

The worst part of living in Spain is bureaucracy, the country is full of civil servants who start from ‘the answer is no, now what is your question?’  So when I was starting the company my lawyers said they had a client with a dormant company and all we had to do was go the …

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Springtime in El Villar de Arzobispo

By on mayo 19, 2012 / Leave a comment

At this time of year we go out into the vineyards to look at the vine to give us the first indication of this years crop.   I work with the Cooperativa El Villar de Arzobispo, which is located 50km inland from Valencia.  There are 250 members with around 1400 ha of vines and olive …

One 100 Foot, Irius Winery

By on mayo 15, 2012 / Leave a comment

I was up in Somontano, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, at the Irius winery last week where the 100 Foot range of wines are produced.  The winery appears on the horizon looking initially like huge silver aluminium boxes stacked symmetrically on top of each other but as you get closer it take the appearance of …

London Wine Trade Fair (1)

By on mayo 14, 2012 / Leave a comment

London Wine Trade Fair   This week I am making final preparations for the London Wine Trade Fair, 22-24 May where Boutinot, my UK partner, will have a very busy stand over the three days.  Working with the team to get everything they have ask for.   Samples to be prepared from Rioja, Somontano, Valencia, …

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