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Bodegas Murviedro and `La Pepica´ Launch New Wines..A VÍ Vid Report.

Thursday, 27 April, Bodegas Murviedro and Restaurante `La Pepica´ launched a new range of wines, designed both to accompany Valencian Gastronomy and to be ambassadors for Valencia in the export Market. Murviedro are the Valencian arm of the Swiss owned Bodegas Schenk. They are approaching their 90th anniversary later this year and are continuously developing their range of wines and cavas with grapes sourced from across the Valencian community. This year apart from launching La Pepica´s new wines, they have introduced a []

VÍ Vid with ASEV at La Maritima tasting Bodega Tradición Sherries.

As a number of our colleagues have pointed out, Spring and Sherry goes together. The Jerez region of Spain holds its Sherry Festival every other year in Spring and last year Valencia hosted International Sherry Week in Las Arenas Hotel. This year it is the turn of ASEV, the Valencian Sumilleres and Winelovers Association and its President Marilú Martin  to host an event – a tasting of the sherries and brandy from Bodegas Tradición in La Maritima, the restaurant in Valencia´s iconic []

Dacsa creates the Valencian `Paella League´.

The name `Dacsa´ is synonymous with rice  but its origin lies in the Valencian word for corn. The family firm based in Almasséra in Valencia´s Horta Nord was formed in 1968 to support the brewing industry. In 1982 they moved into the rice business as well, one of the best know trademarks in the Valencian Community. In 2000 they were founder members, together with several other producers, of the governing body of the Denomination of Origin for Valencian Rice, set up to []

VÍ Vid Reviews Kiko Port Restaurant, Oliva.

Oliva and its sister town of Pego sit astride the boundary between the Marina Alta of Alicante and the La Safor of Valencia Province. Pego is inland without a border on the sea whilst old Oliva with its rural traditions is inland, `new Oliva´ is between the sea and the old town with its new developments, sports port and  restaurants. It was to Kiko Port on the urbanisation of the same name by Oliva´s dunes and sailing port that we were drawn []

VÍ Vid Visits Bodegas Vibe.

Around the end of January 2014 we visited a new Bodega in El Azagador, a hamlet of nearby Requena, to see the new facilities which had risen on the site of the old local cooperative. It seems this hamlet may be the home to a family of phoenixes. Last week we visited the new Bodegas Vibe which has literally arisen on the site of the old Bodegas Torroja which we reported on in  January 2010. Vibe is a new project, based very []