July 1st means the last day to submit my entry to Joan Gómez Pallarès’s Iberamerica Wine Tasting on his blog, Devinis. He asked us all to select one monovarietal red wine that is characteristic of my region that is valued under 15 Euros, or 20 Dollars. Being a little ill […]
Last weekend, Ryan and I had a tasting of two Cavas we recently received from Bodega Dominio de la Vega – a small, family owned winery located in the center of D.O. Utiel-Requena, located on the eastern coast of Spain just south of Barcelona in Valencia. And like all of […]
Worldwide Tasting! Get this, Joan Gómez Pallarès, founder of De Vinis.blogspot.com, has decided to conduct an international virtual tasting. Influenced by Wine Blog Wednesday, he’s decided to extend this incredible idea across cultural and physical boundaries to include anyone who has a vested interest in participating. Here are the rules […]
Being that Catavino’s Virtual Wine Tasting this month is Albariño, how interesting that the international wine distributor E&J Gallo just signed an agreement with the Galician winery, Martín Códax to retain exclusive rights to distribute their wines in the US. As a result of this contract, Martín Códax will not […]
D.O./D.O.C/D.O.Ca: D.O. BIERZO. LEÓN. CASTILLA Y LEÓN. Address: C/ LA IGLESIA S/N, CANEDO 24546 Spain Telephone: +34 902 400 101 Fax: +34 987 567 000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Webpage: www.pradaatope.es Date Winery was Founded: 1972 Hectares of Vines: 30 Grape Varieties Grown: Mencia, Godello, Chardonnay Production in Liters: 300.000 litros Enologist(s): […]
Yeah, yeah, so it’s been awhile since I’ve approached this book idea. Why? Because in part, I still feel as if I have to give you an actual book report, which is quickly refuted by my husband who tells me that I am boring the living daylights out of him […]
Founded in 1927 by Antonio José Robles Díaz within D.O. Montilla Moriles, Bodegas Robles has become the first and only bodega that has created a wide range of ecological wines recognized both nationally and internationally for their exceptional quality.
News Around the Web: Spain’s Ex Partido Popular Prime Minister, José María Aznar, placed himself directly in the fire when he told the world that he shouldn’t be told how much he should drink or how fast he can drive last Thursday after presented with a medal by the Wine […]
As mentioned in our Bodega Profile of Dominio Dostares, we did have the opportunity to do, yet another, vidcast to close April’s Virtual Tasting of rosé. Although I’m gaining experience being in front of a camera, I can’t say that I feel any more comfortable or fluent. No, instead, I […]
Founded in 2004 by the highly-respected Dominio de Tares estate in D.O. Bierzo with the objective of recuperating and maximizing León’s Prieto Picudo variety. Reduced to a few hundred acres of old vines in the hands of local cooperatives, this variety had for years produced prickly, refreshing dry rosés, despite its high levels of color, extract, acidity and alcohol. Having acquired approximately 75% of the old vineyards, Dominio Dostares has applied production methods perfected in Bierzo to produce high-impact reds to challenge Spain’s highest level. Début in 2007.