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A variant of the Malaga; look there.

DO area for the famous Dessert wine in the Spanish region Andalusia, which is named after the province or capital of the same name on the Costa del Sol (south coast). In the same area also normal white, rosé and red wines are sold under the DO name Sierra de Málaga produced. The Málaga is one of the oldest wine types mentioned in writing and was already in the antiquity famous. The city was founded around 800 BC. BC from the Phoenicians founded. Around 600 BC The Greeks settled in Malaga and brought their wine-making knowledge with them. Around 202 BC the city came under Roman rule under the name "Flavia Malacita". In 743 it was conquered by the Moors. There was one during the Arab occupation alcohol ban with the death penalty for drunks. This was later replaced by fines and taxes.

In 1223, the King of France, Philip II August 1165-1223, organized the "Battle of the Wines". The most prestigious wines of the era were presented at this event. The Málaga wine was called "Cardinal among the wines". It was only in August 1487 that Malaga regained possession of the Christian kings in the course of the Reconquista. This month, therefore, a 10-day exuberant festival is celebrated annually. In the 18th century, wine was known far beyond its borders. In 1791 the Spanish ambassador to Moscow gave Russian Tsarina Catherine II (1729-1796) a few boxes. This was enthusiastic and decreed that it could be imported duty-free in the future. In the Victorian era under the English Queen Victoria (1819-1901), the popularity peaked.

In 1806 the “Casa y Compañía de Comercio de Viñeros de Málaga” was founded by royal decree: “Um das adulterate To prevent the grapes as much as possible, originals are applied to the containers, boxes or bales that contain them, which are difficult to forge. Two intelligent people are selected to ensure that the wines are as perfect as possible ”. On July 1, 1900, strict regulations were passed and the ancestry certified by a certificate of origin. In the middle of the 19th century, the province of Málaga was the second largest Spanish wine-growing region with 100,000...

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