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The land of the Rioja (I)

When we talk about Rioja wine, we have a problem with location, because we think at first that it is wine produced in La Rioja, as a region or community, which is not exact. Specifically, we must refer to wine produced in the area defined as the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin (DOC Rioja), produced […]

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Rioja, tradition is diversity

The D.O.Ca Rioja is one of the most important wine regions in the world. As a D.O. it was established in Spain in 1925, and was awarded the category of “Calificada” (qualified) – the only one to date – in 1991.   The D.O.Ca Rioja is a great valley that occupies about 150 square kilometres […]

The beginnings of MacRobert & Canals

My earliest childhood memories are of running barefoot in a village in the Swartland region of South Africa – about fifty kilometres north of Cape Town.     Because, if you look closely, it all goes back many years, almost as far as my years.  My earliest childhood memories are of running barefoot in a […]