Every once and a while, I'll catch myself and remember that the history of wine doesn't run parallel to 'real' history, somehow alongside and apart from it. Wine history is history. A vintage is a year in someone's life, and the lifetime of a vine is a human lifetime. You can talk, for example, about 'nearly 80 year-old Garnacha vines' in mountains west of Madrid.And you might think to yourself: Gredos is on the front lines; these vine cuttings are going into the ground ahead of Franco's army. It's 1937, and the city will be under siege for another two years before it falls to fascists. Barcelona is still free; Orwell has just gotten back from the Aragon front. Guernica has been bombed by the Condor Legion, and Bilbao's about to be occupied. And you can drink these wines today: Gredos, Getaria, Catalunya. We'll map and drink the wines of Republican Spain, including vines that were planted just before the start of their Civil War. We'll learn about Spanish wine's modern rebirth. And we'll toast anti-fascism.
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