Apr 10, 2013
The London Free Press
A new face for Spanish wine, old and new
Daniel Castao Muoz owes his fortune to Monastrell. Wines made from the black grape that his forefathers and their neighbours planted in the Yecla region of Spain decades ago brought him to Canada recently to check in on Bodegas Castao's number one export market.
Get to Know Spain - You Won't Be Sorry
I always have my eye on two Spanish producers: Bodegas Castano and Juan Gil. Castano makes Hecula, which is one of those brands I have been tracking since I first picked up a bottle of the 2003a it was one of those wines that showed me that the rest of Spain, and not just the stuff coming out of the Rioja, was worth keeping an eye on.
Olly Smith: Ole for Spain! The unsung Spanish heroes pumping out exciting modern vino
For good-value reds with character and rising quality, places like Yecla, Calatayud and Campo de Borja are worth seeking out It's a land-locked region in north-west Spain that creates red, white and rose wine, and is just one of many unsung Spanish heroes pumping out exciting modern vino.
Nu Wire Investor
More Expats Moving to Murcia, Spain
For many people, just the mention of a public fountain that flows with free wine once a year to celebrate the local grape harvest would be enough to get them to pack a bag.