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SWE Ep. 74 - Ribera del Andarax

Spanish Wine Experience

Release Date: 02/15/2018

SWE Ep. 172 - Pago de Tharsys show art SWE Ep. 172 - Pago de Tharsys

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Another Vino de Pago here; one we've been enjoying for quite some time now as they do things a little different in this winery. Tucked away in DO Utiel-Requena is Pago Tharsys. They have a range of 'standard DO' wines as well as their own sparkling Cavas. But they also have a handful of DO Pago wines. In this case their rather accentric nocturnally harvested Albariño!

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SWE Ep. 171 - Very Old Wines show art SWE Ep. 171 - Very Old Wines

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How old can wine be? Should we be buying wine and waiting? What makes a wine worthy of ageing? All these burning questions will be answered as Roque and Luke sampling wines from the 1960s! Yes, that's right, booze that has been sleeping for almost sixty years! Thanks to Toro Albala and their creations from D.O. Montilla-Moriles!

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SWE Ep. 170 - Weird Grapes: Cayetana show art SWE Ep. 170 - Weird Grapes: Cayetana

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This week Roque and Luke try perhaps the most influential grape no-one's ever heard of and that you'll rarely find: Cayetana. Though, as you'll find out - hell, as they'll find out - it goes by many names and has been a historic figure hiding in the shadows for centuries.

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SWE Ep. 169 - Terroir show art SWE Ep. 169 - Terroir

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Ah yes, terroir, that most mysterious of words. So vague, so pretentious, so winey, so French. But, credit where credit is due, it is a great concept, an important concept and a useful way to think about wine. This week we talk about the idea of terroir by trying a new project from a winemaker who likes to play. Three tempranillos, made in the same way, but from three different provinces in the same region. Will we taste terroir in action? 

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SWE Ep. 168 - Fiestas de la Vendimia! show art SWE Ep. 168 - Fiestas de la Vendimia!

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It's party time in many parts of Spain! And why? Well, it's the vendimia, the grape harvest. And Roque is about to head down to one; we all hope he makes it back alive. This week we want to take you through some of the best and most alocholic wine-fiestas in Spain!

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SWE Ep. 167 - Summer Special! show art SWE Ep. 167 - Summer Special!

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Happy Summer everybody!! Lordy lordy it has been hot here in Spain the last few weeks, and we are still way off the cool days. Roque and Luke are on their holidays, so, to celebrate the season, they have thought up their perfect Spanish summer boxes for you to enjoy!

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SWE Ep. 166 - Beyond Cava show art SWE Ep. 166 - Beyond Cava

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This week bubbles! So you know Roque is happy. And not just any bubbles. It's not Cava, it's not CORPINNAT, it's not even from the peninsula! A sparkling wine from...Lanzarote! That's right; there's more to Spanish sparkling wine than you'd think at first glance. To dive into the theme the boys have a sparkler from Los Bermejos winery.

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SWE Ep. 165 - VT Betanzos show art SWE Ep. 165 - VT Betanzos

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Betanzos? What's a Betanzos when it's at home? Well, it's a small town in the far north of Galicia near the crashing Atlantic coast, and not an area usually associated with wine. Yet historically there was wine there and a few winemakers created VT Betanzos in an effort to promote their vinos! Conexión Mandeo is the bottle they'll being trying; a white wine with a weird grape!

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SWE Ep. 164 - Back to Priorat show art SWE Ep. 164 - Back to Priorat

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As with many Spanish regions, back in 2019, just before the pandemic, Priorat underwent some big classification and structural changes. So we thought, given it's been a while, it was time to head back to Priorat and see what's going on. To accompany us a Vi de Vila from Cims de Porerra! 

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SWE Ep. 163 - All about Albariño show art SWE Ep. 163 - All about Albariño

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It's time for another grape-centric podcast. We have alreasdy covered Garnacha and Tempranillo and now it's time for the King of the white grapes Albariño. To dive into the history, flavours, styles and regions of this fantastic grape they sample a Valencian version from Bodegas Hispano-Suizas.

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