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(15) SEPTEMBER 2004. SCOTT SILVERMAN

Scott Silverman, Organic Program Manager de New Average Natural Hope, and Edward Field, from Bodegas Iranzo, enjoys a Crianza during a visit to the Winery.





(14) SEPTEMBER 2003.

FINCA CAÑADA HONDA - BARRICA obtains the 1st prize, Wine category in new American oak barrels, in the competition at Pabellón del vino, organised by la Feria de Utiel and Utiel – Requena C.R.D.O.

Finca Cañada Honda - Barrica obtains the 1st prize, Wine category in new American oak barrels, in the competition at Pabellón del vino, organised by la Feria de Utiel and
Utiel – Requena C.R.D.O.

 



(13) SEPTEMBER 2003.
INAUGURATION OF NEW PLANT IN THE WINERY.

In its unceasing efforts to optimise the quality of its wines, Bodegas Iranzo has introduced a number of improvements in the winery which will come into service during the 2003 vintage.

These include the purchase of a cooling plant to control fermentation temperature; the installation of a screw press, the most appropriate for obtaining quality red wines; the installation of conveyor belts to transport the fermented grapes to the press while avoiding damaging them; and the installation of two 11,000-litre stainless steel floating lid fermentation tanks.







(12) JULY 2003.
SMOS (SOIL MOISTURE AND OCEAN SALINITY) MISSION CAMPAIGN OVER CAÑADA HONDA.

France and Spain, both members of the European Space Agency, carried out a field campaign to validate the data supplied by METEOSAT to measure soil moisture and ocean salinity levels by observation from space. The campaign also involved the Satellite Climatology Group of the University of Valencia, the Institute for Mediterranean Desertification Studies and Barcelona Polytechnic University.









(11) JULY 2003.

BODEGAS IRANZO GAINS NOP – USDA CERTIFICATION, CERTIFYING ITS WINES AS ORGANIC IN THE US MARKET.

Ecocert International, a body accredited by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), certifies that Bodegas Iranzo wines comply with the requirements of the US National Organic Program (NOP).






(10) JULY 2003.
FINCA CAÑADA HONDA HONOURED AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION, LONDON.

Finca Cañada Honda – Barrica 2000 received a “Commended” award at The International Wine & Spirit Competition in London http://www.iwsc.net

It is worth remarking that this was the only Spanish organic wine honoured at the competition.



(9) JUNE 2003.
METEOSAT, TERRA AND ACQUA SATELLITE CAMPAIGN OVER CAÑADA HONDA.

This was a joint exercise by ESA and NASA to calibrate the GERB and CERES sensors over the VALENCIA ANCHOR STATION, located at Cañada Honda. The campaign also involved the Satellite Climatology Group of the University of Valencia, Barcelona Polytechnic University and the National Meteorology Institute, who programmed several passes over the estate to record measurements from space.






(8) JUNE 2003.
AWARD AT THE JAPAN WINE CHALLENGE. TOKYO.

Finca Cañada Honda – Crianza 2001 was awarded a “Seal of Approval” at the Japan Wine Challenge held in Tokyo. http://www.japanwinechallenge.com





(7) MAY 2003.

GIST (GERB INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE TEAM), INCLUDING REPRESENTATIVES OF ESA AND NASA, VISITS CAÑADA HONDA.

On 18 May, a group of scientists from the Universities of Valencia and London, and representatives of the European Space Agency and NASA, visited Cañada Honda to organise the joint mission involving both organisations’ satellites and the Valencia Anchor Station, located on the estate.







(6) MAY 2003.
BRONZE MEDAL AT THE NATIONAL QUALITY ORGANIC WINES COMPETITION.

Finca Cañada Honda – Cask Fermented Merlot 2000 was awarded a Bronze Medal at the National Quality Organic Wines Competition in Córdoba, organised by Córdoba Provincial Council.





(5) APRIL 2003.
SECOND PRIZE AT THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY WINE COMPETITION ORGANISED BY “ELS BODEGUERS”.

Finca Cañada Honda – Crianza 2000 was rated as the second best Crianza wine in the Valencian Community, which includes the Alicante, Valencia and Utiel-Requena D.O.’s, by the Asociación Els Bodeguers, the trade association for the wine distribution sector in the City of Valencia.




(4) APRIL 2003.
SILVER MEDAL AT THE CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES.


Finca Cañada Honda – Barrica 2000 was awarded a Silver Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, held in Brussels.
http://www.concoursmondial.be






(3) MARCH 2003.
EXHIBITION OF WINES IN LOS ANGELES (CALIFORNIA).


At the invitation of Mountain People, Bodegas Iranzo was present at The Natural Products Expo West Anaheim Convention, held in Los Angeles, California.

The estate’s various wines were exhibited and sampled at a tasting session organised by Mountain People at the Marriot Anaheim Hotel.

 



(2) JANAURY 2003.
THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE UTIEL-REQUENA D.O. PUBLISHES A LENGTHY ARTICLE ABOUT BODEGAS IRANZO IN ITS SECTION DEVOTED TO OUTSTANDING WINERIES.

Issue number 10 of the magazine “Color-Aroma-Sabor”, edited by the Utiel-Requena D.O., carries a lengthy article about Bodegas Iranzo with numerous illustrations.

The same issue carries another article about the district’s flora micro-reserves, particularly featuring the micro-reserve on the Cañada Honda estate.

 

 




(1) JANAURY 2003.
BODEGAS IRANZO REPRESENTED AT MILLESIME BIO. NARBONNE.

As it has done every other year since 1999, Bodegas Iranzo exhibited its wines at Millesime Bio, held this year in Narbonne, France.


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