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C.V.N.E.Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, S.A.
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Red wine 1968 D.O.Ca Rioja Crianza Imperial, La Rioja, Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #CVNE-C-68

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Last reviewed: 30 June, 2018
One of the 17 Spanish regions; see under Rioja

Wine-growing in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were already cultivated 3000 years before Christ. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 B.C. and carried on lively trade in wine in the Mediterranean. The first flourishing was in 200 B.C., because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). The development was stopped by the invasion of the Moors in 711. For religious reasons the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of raisins. They brought with them the art of distillation, but this was not used for alcoholic drinks, but essential oils, as...

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