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July 2013

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Codorníu Goes on Tour THE VENERABLE SPANISH WINE HOUSE KICKS OFF ITS FIRST-EVER WINEMAKER TOUR IN NYC Codorníu Raventós winemakers (left to right): Diego Pinilla (Bodegas Bilbaínas, D.O.Ca. Rioja), Mark Nairn (Raimat, D.O. Costers del Segre), Ricard Rofes (Scala Dei, D.O.Ca. Priorat), Jorge Bombin (Legaris, D.O. Ribera del Duero), Bruno Colomer (Codorníu, D.O. Cava), Paola Borgo (Septima, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza), Arthur O'Connor (Codorníu Raventós Director of Winemaking), Mark Beringer (Artesa, Carneros). story and photos by Lana Bortolot I n a move that helped lighten the usual conversation about the European crisis, the seven winemakers of Codorníu Raventós arrived in New York on May 7 for their first-ever tour, showing members of the wine trade that Spanish wines are not only surviving the economic depression, but thriving. One of Spain's first wine families, the bodega traces its history to 1551 and has been a supplier to the Spanish crown since 1897. The royal nod doesn't stop there: Thanks to King Juan Carlos I, the winery and cellars, located in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia (25 miles south of Barcelona), are a protected Historical Artistic Monument. 120  /  the tasting panel  /  july 2013 TP0713_100-148.indd 120 6/24/13 6:04 PM

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