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Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain$
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Hugh Thomas

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300121094

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300121094.001.0001

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Life Has Dealt Me a Bad Hand

Life Has Dealt Me a Bad Hand

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(p.266) 33 Life Has Dealt Me a Bad Hand
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Eduardo Barreiros and the Recovery of Spain
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Hugh Thomas

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300121094.003.0033

This chapter discusses Eduardo's interests in agricultural properties and other initiatives apart from his agricultural property. First, there was an initiative directly connected with Puerto Vallehermoso, a bodega in Valdepeñas. In 1973, Eduardo bought a majority holding in Luis Megía, a fine bodega of that city responsible for a beautiful wine. He determined to improve it, arranged to hold his wine in oak barrels, contracted a wine specialist from Chile, established a laboratory, and, in a year or two, began to produce a wine with more body, more bouquet, and more color than the old one. This new Luis Megía wine was often served in good restaurants in Madrid, even though a wine from Valdepeñas had the name of being cheap, light, and popular.

Keywords:   Spain, Eduardo, agriculture, Villaverde, wine

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