You Might See Blue Wine Popping Up on Social Media Soon. Here’s What to Know About It.

Fruity on the nose, with a light, candy-forward flavor. Hints of oak and sweet watermelon. Somewhat acidic finish. No, these aren’t the tasting notes of a frozen rosé, or a buttery Chardonnay. It’s blue wine. Developed by Spanish winemaker Aritz Lopez, Gik Blue Wine — which comes in a clear glass bottle and is a…

http://time.com/4973301/blue-wine-taste/

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Spanish Prime Minister Demands Catalan Leader Clarify Whether Independence Has Been Declared

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has formally demanded the Catalan leader clarify whether independence has been declared, saying that is needed before he can decide what steps to take. In a veiled threat, Rajoy said the clarity was required by the constitutional article that would allow Spain to intervene and take control of some or…

http://time.com/4977404/spanish-prime-minister-catalan-clarify-independence/

AP Explains: How Spain-Catalonia standoff has evolved

MADRID — The regional Catalan government plans to declare independence in the coming days from Spain, the latest twist in a constitutional crisis between Spain’s central government in Madrid and separatists in the northeast. What that independence declaration will actually mean for the prosperous region — and how Spain, the European Union and the international…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/ap-explains-how-spain-catalonia-standoff-has-evolved-2

Own goals help Barcelona win 3-0 at Girona to increase lead

GIRONA, Spain — Barcelona was helped by two own goals from Girona as it eased to a 3-0 win and kept its perfect record in the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona increased its lead of the league to four points after Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 2-0 to leapfrog the Andalucian club into second place. Sevilla…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/own-goals-help-barcelona-win-3-0-at-girona-to-increase-lead

Pro-independence Catalan mayors appear before prosecutors

MADRID — The first of more than 700 mayors under investigation for supporting a planned independence referendum for Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia have appeared before prosecutors, but refused to testify. The mayors of the small towns of Oliana, Pont de Suert and Mollerussa were greeted by supporters who shouted “we will vote” after their…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/pro-independence-catalan-mayors-appear-before-prosecutors

Spain already is another country for many in Catalonia

SABADELL, Spain — The challenge Spain faces as it moves to stifle a push for independence in Catalonia goes beyond stopping separatist politicians’ plans for an Oct. 1 referendum on secession. Many Catalans already feel as though they live in another country. Across the proud region, the central government in Madrid is often seen as…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/spain-already-is-another-country-for-many-in-catalonia

Froome poised to win his 1st Spanish Vuelta title

ALTO DE L’ANGLIRU, Spain — Chris Froome effectively sealed his first Spanish Vuelta title after maintaining the overall lead on the final competitive stage of the grand tour on Saturday. Froome increased his advantage over Italian Vincenzo Nibali through the rainy 117.5-kilometre (73-mile) mountainous ride in Stage 20 from Corvera de Asturias to a grueling…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/froome-poised-to-win-his-1st-spanish-vuelta-title