Just a joke!

April 2nd, 2018

You may have gathered yesterday, that it’s very unusual for me to post on a Sunday, except that yesterday was a special day. Just in case you didn’t guess, it was April 1st, April Fool’s Day, and my story of our denomination changing it’s name was just ‘fake news’ (as we tend to call it these days). Although, I have to say that at least part of the story was true. For example, I know from experience that many non-Spanish speakers, do struggle when it comes to pronouncing “Rias Baixas”. Many tend to say it very quickly, just mumble it under their breath, or ignore it completely. This probably explains why we are the only denomination in Spain where the grape variety is perhaps more widely known than the denomination itself. So, in reality, re-vamping the name a little might not be such a bad idea. We are after all, a comparatively young denomination and don’t exactly boast centuries of history.

In the meantime, we are still on Easter break. It’s all a bit odd in that some local towns and cities are working normally, and have already returned after the longish break, whereas Barrantes (where the bodega is located), is still on holiday.

Just as a final footnote – the weather is still horrible, cold and wet with a penetrating damp. Our vineyards are off to a very slow start as Spring has not really sprung as yet!

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