Tag: Wine

Line up of most recognizable wines from the DOP of Valencia

Valencia Wine 101 – Valencia DOP

Lens Gourmand continues our series on the Wines of Valencia, this time taking a closer look at the little known DOP (aka DO) of Valencia. Sommelier Johan de Smedt, of Valencia Wine Consulting, breaks down the region, discusses grape varieties, and gives examples of the bottles to look for.  Salud! […]

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60 year old Monastrell vines

The Wines of Valencia – 101

It’s no secret that wine is not just a commodity in Spain, but a way of life. It’s as critical to the Spanish diet as tomatoes and olive oil. And while Spanish wine’s international appeal has grown dramatically over the years, the world still appears to be mainly interested in […]

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Vicente Flors – Passion Meets Persistence

Vicente Flors – Passion Meets Persistence

In the fall of 2000, Vicente Flors was 50 years old and in the midst of a successful banking career when he took a week long wine tasting course.   On the final day of class, feeling inspired and sipping wine with his classmates, he proclaimed, “I’m going to make […]

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