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 []

VÍ vid Visits Bodegas Baronia de Turis.

What looks as though it could be a busy February got of to a quick start with a visit to Bodegas Baronia de Turis. The bodega is fast approaching its 100th anniversary having been built in 1920 and is still in the original building. Joan Picó, winemaker at the bodega  explained that they were still using the old structure but were adapting it continually to house the latest technology. Currently the bodega has 1500 members with about the same number of hectares []

VÍ vid visits Bodegas BOCOPA.

Bocopa, the Petrer based bodega, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. 1987 was the year that saw several small bodegas in DO Alicante pool their resources to improve their marketing prospects and production techniques and volumes. The new bodega brought together some 8000 hectares of vines, mostly in the Vinalopó and  La Marina Alta together with 1800 vineyard owners. Today the bodega is one of  Alicantes reference bodegas, producing more than 60% of the wine from the DO. But, right from the []

A Busy Start to October for VÍ vid.

The summer holidays seem but a distant memory and VÍ vid have started October at a fast pace. September had finished with our course reported in our last blog. Valencia is currently halfway through the 3rd Jornadas Gastronómicas de Arroces Marineros, a now well established fortnight where restaurants from the Association of Restaurants by  the Las Arenas beach   show their best traditional and modern seafood rice dishes, accompanied by wines from the Valencian Region and using DO Valencia rice varieties. 18 []