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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 provincial capital on the Costa del Sol (south coast). In the same area are also normal white, rosé and red wines under the DO designation Sierras 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 built around 800 BC From the Phoenicians founded. Around 600 BC BC, the Greeks settled in Malaga and brought their winemaking skills. Around 202 BC the city came under Roman rule under the name "Flavia Malacita". In 743 it was conquered by the Moors. During the Arab occupation there was one alcohol ban with the death penalty for drunks. Later this was replaced by fines and taxes.

In 1223, the King of France, Philip II August (1165-1223), organized the "Battle of the Wines". At this event, the most prestigious wines of the era were presented. The Málaga wine was referred to as "cardinal among the wines". Only in August 1487 Málaga came back in the wake of the Reconquista in the possession of the Christian kings. This month, therefore, a 10-day hilarious celebration is celebrated annually. In the 18th century, the wine was already well known beyond its borders. In 1791, the Spanish Ambassador in Moscow gave some caskets to the Russian Empress Catherine II (1729-1796). This was enthusiastic and decreed that this could be introduced duty-free in the future. In the Victorian era under the English Queen Victoria (1819-1901), the popularity reached a climax.

In 1806, the "Casa y Compañía de Comercio de Viñeros de Málaga" was founded by royal decree: "To the adulterate To prevent the grapes as much as possible, labels of origin, which are difficult to falsify, are applied to the vessels, boxes or bales they contain. Two smart people are selected to make sure the wines are as perfect as possible. " On 1 July 1900, a strict regulation was adopted and the origin certified by a certificate of origin. In the mid-19th century, the province of Málaga was still the second largest Spanish wine-growing region, with...

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