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Selectus Wines January-March 2019

Special places of unique beauty. Gorgeous, well-designed objects that strike the eye. Lands and seas that offer us their good, honest produce. There are those who know how to find these places, appreciate these objects, and enjoy this bounty of the land and sea. Selectus Wines is aimed at these people and the establishments they frequent. Uniqueness, beauty, distinction, finesse and well-being can also be expressed through wine and the vineyards they hail from. We seek out, select and describe these wines for the enjoyment of these discerning consumers. Lugares con belleza singular, que son especiales. Objetos que destacan por su capacidad de atracción y por su diseño, que son llamativos. Tierras y campos, mares y océanos que ofrecen sus más sinceros y honestos productos. Personas que saben encontrar esos lugares, que saben llevar esos objetos, que saben apreciar esas vituallas. Para todos ellos y para los lugares en los que se sienten cómodos, se escribe Selectuswines. La singularidad, la belleza, la distinción, la finura, el bienestar pueden, también, expresarse a través de los vinos y sus parajes. Los descubrimos, los seleccionamos, los bebemos y los describimos para que la gente con sensibilidad los pueda disfrutar.

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4 Issues

in this issue

3 min
new year, new life?

AÑO NUEVO… ¿VIDA NUEVA? 2018 is coming to a close. And, after a year that has brought us good tidings and a prestigious award, you find us in good spirits! The recognition we have received from our industry peers is validation of the vision we had back in 2011, when the idea for this magazine was first muted and the Selectus Wines adventure got underway. We will therefore continue to work along the same editorial lines founded on the rigorous quality of the articles we publish. We are starting a new year that we hope will be even better than the old, as we have some exciting new ideas that, if all goes well, will be introduced from the April-June issue. We hope that these new ideas, which we are keeping under…

4 min
special club 2012

SHARING AND SURVIVING Champagne is synonymous with luxury and its sparkling wines are unique. But it is also synonymous with another form of luxury, that of a wise old land, a silent witness to a lifetime of wars, austerity and hard work, one that has managed to identify its values and strive for excellence. This is true of the large Champagne Houses, but above all, of the small producers and even at times when it was fashionable to look elsewhere. My first trip to the Kingdom of the Chardonnay was a real eyeopener. After visiting several champagne producers, I arrived at the home of Pierre Gimonet in the Côte des Blancs. This ‘craftsman of time and nature’ showed me a redefined concept of luxury: Champagne made by small producers who base their work…

9 min
cava is a global benchmark

EL CAVA ES REFERENTE EN EL MUNDO El Presidente del Consejo Reulador del Cava defiende la unidad del sector, y se pone como reto incrementar el prestigio y el posicionamiento del producto. Born in Barcelona in 1957, Javier Pagés is a father of four and a wine lover (especially cava). His has a broad international education and has always worked within the wine industry. He gained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from ESADE, an MBA from IESE and studied International Marketing at the Harvard Business School. After working for 5 years as sales manager for Victori Wines, Inc., a wine importer and distributor in the U.S., Pagés joined Codorníu Raventós in 1989, and has since held various positions in the company, including director of the group’s international division. He became the…

3 min
you will find us in…

Nos encontrarán en… SPAIN A CORUÑA AC Hotel Palacio del Carmen. Santiago de Compostela ALAVA Hotel Marqués de Riscal – A Luxury. Elciego Collection Hotel Restaurant Zaldiarán . Vitoria-Gasteiz ALBACETE Rest. Maralba. Almansa ALICANTE Hospes Amerigo AC Hotel Ciutat d´Alcoi. Alcoi Restaurant Quique Dacosta. Dénia ASTURIAS AC Hotel Forum Oviedo. Oviedo Restaurant Casa Marcial. Arriondas Restaurant La Salgar. Gijón BARCELONA Hotel Mercer Hotel Le Méridien Restaurant Rías de Galicia Monvínic Restaurant Moments Santa Eulalia Joyería Rabat Joyería Suárez Hotel Majestic Hotel Omm Restaurant Windsor Hotel Palace Restaurant Caelis Celler de Gelida Restaurant La Clara Arsenal Masculino Four Points by Sheraton Restaurant Via Veneto Restaurant Abac Restaurant L´Oliana Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I Restaurant Gaig AC Hotel Victoria Suites Concesionario Mercedes Cars Barcelona Concesionario Maserati-Ferrari-Bentley Cars Gallery Restaurant Bravo 24 Hotel W Barcelona Club de Golf Sant Cugat. Sant Cugat del Vallés Club de Golf Vallromanes. Vallromanes Restaurant L´Angle. S.Fruitós del Bages Restaurant Can Jubany. Calldetenes Restaurant Sala. Olost Golf El Montanyà. El Brull Restaurant L´Estany Clar. Cercs-Berga Sala VIP Pau Casals – T1 Shengen. Aeropuerto de Barcelona Sala VIP Miró – T1 Internacional. Aeropuerto…

2 min
sommeliers’ visit to marqués de riscal

VIAJE DE SUMILLERES A MARQUÉS DE RISCAL In the last quarter of 2018, Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal hosted a visit from a party of sommeliers that included some of the most well-known names on the Spanish wine scene. Over the 2-day visit, the winery explained the philosophy with which it has been working for 160 years. The group visited the 1883 cellars where Francisco Hurtado de Amézaga, the winery’s technical and production director, told them about their single plot system, the importance of the work on the vine and in the vineyards, the sorting of the grapes, and the ageing in barrel. Afterwards, they visited the world’s oldest wine cellar and were able to see one of the oldest wine collections in the world for themselves. The sommeliers were then…

4 min
iv ruinart challenge spain 2018

Maison Ruinart, pionera y referente mundial en fomentar la cultura del champagne, celebró esta competición coincidiendo con la Gastronomika de San Sebastián en el Palacio Kursaal. RUINART CHALLENGE ESPAÑA is a competition that arose from a desire to support the role of the sommelier and to promote, train, educate and professionalize sommeliers’ knowledge of the Champagne region and all that it stands for. It thus helps to spread awareness of the values of each Champagne House, its production areas and grape varieties, and all the work that goes into making this wine region famous around the world. The oenologist and sommelier José Carlos Román was this year’s winner. After receiving his prize of a €1,000 scholarship and a 4-day trip to the Champagne region in June 2019 to continue his training, the…