Destacados

Over the last few decades we have become accustomed to the constant whining of the Jerez countryside and wineries, all of which are desperate due to the tragic situation of their wine growers and also due to the almost eternal drift in the marketing of their products. For those unfamiliar with flamenco terminology, the quejío "is the insertion into the cante of an afflictive and prolonged "Ay!" or of several successive "ayes" which, regardless of the copla, are inserted into it at the beginning, in the middle or at the end" (Source: www.horizonteflamenco.com).

The whistle blows to start a new edition of Guía Peñín, which brings us to number 31st in our history. From today you can start browsing online the first ratings of the 2021 Guide, for new tastings will be added as we visit the different production areas in Spain. In this occasion, we start the year with the tasting of more than 270 wines, mainly from the D.O. Jerez and the D.O. Manzanilla de Sanlúcar, as well as some other wines that have recently passed through our tasting table.

En las últimas décadas nos hemos acostumbrado al constante quejío del campo y las bodegas jerezanas, desesperados todos por la trágica situación de sus viticultores y también por la casi eterna deriva de la comercialización de sus productos. Para los no familiarizados con la terminología flamenca, el quejío ”es la inserción en el cante de un ¡Ay! aflictivo y prolongado o de varios ayes sucesivos que, con independencia de la copla, se insertan en ella al principio, en medio o al final” (Fuente: www.horizonteflamenco.com).

Suena el silbato que da comienzo a una nueva edición de la Guía Peñín, con la que llegamos a la número 31 de nuestra historia. Desde hoy ya pueden empezar a consultar online las primeras valoraciones de la Guía 2021, a la que se irán añadiendo nuevas catas a medida que visitemos las diferentes zonas de producción de España. En esta nueva edición arrancamos el año con las catas de más de 270 vinos, fundamentalmente de la D.O. Jerez y la D.O. Manzanilla de Sanlúcar, además de algunos otros vinos que recientemente han pasado por nuestra mesa de cata.

We continued our journey through the history of Guía Peñín, emphasizing the wines that were breaking the mold years ago, since the styles followed and praised at that time were not exactly the same as those of today. It turns out that wine in Spain has changed a lot in a very short time and best of all, the change has been very positive. We will see it better if we move on to the second edition of Guía Peñín, entitled at that time Wines and Wineries of Spain 1992-1993.