Unveiling Spain's Wine-Making Legacy

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Which civilization brought improved winemaking techniques to Spain?

Carthaginians

Which fortified wine is most notably from Jerez?

Sherry

Which region established itself as a leading wine region in Spain?

Rioja

Which civilization founded the city of Cádiz in Spain?

Phoenicians

Which civilization tolerated grape growing and winemaking in Spain?

Moors

Which civilization brought stability and a huge increase in wine production to Spain?

Romans

Which civilization invaded Spain after the fall of the Roman Empire?

Carthaginians

Which civilization restored wine production in Spain after the Moors?

Christians

Which wine region in Spain is known for its fortified Monastrell?

Alicante

Which wine region in Spain exported wines to several English ports during the 13th century?

Bilbao

During the late 18th century, Manuel Quintano y Quintano brought back expertise in winemaking and cooperage from which region?

Bordeaux

Which event led to the adoption of new winemaking techniques in Rioja?

The arrival of the phylloxera louse

What was the impact of the phylloxera louse on French vineyards?

It devastated their vineyards

Which organization was founded in 1907 to guarantee the authenticity of Rioja's wine in export markets?

Rioja Wine Exporters’ Syndicate

Which country provided investment in wine production when Spain joined the EU in 1986?

United Kingdom

Which event hampered quality wine production in Spain throughout much of the 20th century?

The economic isolation of General Franco’s government

What did Miguel Torres do upon returning to the family wine business in Penedès, Catalunya in the early 1960s?

He planted French and German grape varieties

What led to a significant rise in production levels in Spanish vineyards?

The legalisation of irrigation

What has benefited the quality and diversity of Spanish wines in the last 30 years?

Greater experience of winemaking in other countries

What did the establishment of a regulatory council in 1926 make Rioja become?

The first Spanish wine region to establish a regulatory council

Test your knowledge of Spain's rich wine-making history with this quiz! From ancient Phoenician influence to modern wineries, discover the fascinating journey of Spanish wine production.

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