Speaking of Herència Altés

by  |  18-02-2019

In Spain, judgment of a person is regularly passed based upon their given name. If you can figure out the origin of either of the family names, you base your conclusions upon that. If the family names are inconclusive, then you revert to the first name. I suppose it was more like this in the US a half century ago but in Spain, your origins still very much define someone’s perception of who you are. While most probably don’t find this correct, which it isn’t really, in a country with four official languages in addition to Spanish (or Castilian as it’s called in Spain), it helps a great deal in knowing what to speak when meeting someone for the first time. After much back and forth, and as fall was setting in, I finally found myself walking up to the front of the strikingly-modern cellar of Herència Altés. Rafael (or […]
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