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The Great Wine Capitals is a Network of ten major global cities in both the northern and southern hemispheres, which share a key economic and cultural asset: their internationally renowned wine regions.

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BEST OF WINE TOURISM

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An international panel of experts examined applications from each of the wine regions in the Network, in seven categories covering the whole spectrum of wine tourism.

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Great Wine Capitals Blog

Bodegas Lecea in San Asensio is one of many underground wine cellars that lie underneath most of the villages in the Rioja region.  Sadly most of these cellars have fallen into disrepair if not completely destroyed.  Luis and his family are leading a movement to restore these old cellars that show an important part of Rioja's winemaking past.  The winery was awarded a 2018 Best Of Wine Tourism award for Architecture from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

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Events

February 22, 2018 to February 25, 2018

The main wine experience in Portugal returns in February 2018. Hundreds of producers, both domestic and foreign, have thousands of wines for tasting.
In the 15th edition of Essência do Vinho - Porto, an international jury will once again elect the “TOP 10 Portuguese Wines”. The programme will also include exclusive wine tastings, attended by renowned experts.

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In the beautiful seaside Cove of Quintay, the official launch of Casablanca Valley´s emblematic variety was celebrated.

 

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