• Harvest time: the quality begins with the grape

    The grape harvest is the most highly anticipated event in any winery’s calendar, it’s the moment when all the benefits of the year’s toil are reaped. Managing the vineyards is a continuous and assiduous task in which we are always pending what’s happening up in the sky. Each year the…

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  • What is mistela?

    At Padró i Família we use mistela as the base wine for our Padró & Co. Blanco Reserva. But not many people know what mistela is, especially among the younger population who do not come across it very often. Mistela is not exactly a wine, so what then is it? During the grape…

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  • What is wormwood and why is it a necessary ingredient in Spanish vermouth?

    Wormwood or Artemisia, in Latin, is the quintessential herb, without which a vermouth quite simply, isn’t a vermouth. The base formula for any drink calling itself vermouth must be 75% wine and wormwood, one of the botanicals used. In fact, the world’s first vermouth, commonly thought to have sprung from…

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  • ¿Where does the grape come into the vermouth-making process?

    A good vermouth is the finished product of the blending together of several different factors, each of which is equally important in the vermouth-making process. Let’s look first at the grape, an essential fruit in the process. Each grape-growing region will have its own special characteristics, soil type, altitude and…

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