Wine is the healthiest and most hygienic drinks. ~Luis Pasteur I love this quote, as written on the front of Dominio de la Vega’s press kit. I love the idea not only because it incorporates a sense of wine being an intregal part of life, but also because it celebrates […]
Founded in 2000, the Bodega was created with the philosophy of elaborating wines from the native varietial, Mencía, using 40 to 100 year old vines which express the complete terroir of Bierzo. Our philosophy is very different than the ChÃƒÂ¢teau concept where one only uses grapes located from the vineyards surrounding the Bodega, whereas we rescue and revive the old vineyards throughout the Bierzo to elaborate the single variety (Mencía).
I saw a fire breathing dragon. I bet you weren’t expecting that were you? And it wasn’t a stuffed-dragon or a drawing of a dragon, oh no, I saw a true to life fire breathing dragon. Oh, you think I’m kidding, huh? You don’t belieeeve in fire breathing dragons. I […]
Torres China is an e-commerce site marketed towards the 100 billion Chinese Internet interested in purchasing their wines online. Now with the help of Baron Philippe Rothschild, who recently bought 10 percent of the company, projected figures are expected to increase beyond the 54.4% growth seen in 2006. Personally, I just hope this doesn’t mean a decrease in sake consumption.
Jack at Fork and Bottle recently offered us a challenge: buy an artisanal or farmtead cheese and investigate food and beverage pairings with that cheese. Fork & Bottle will then take all the cheese and food pairings and create a master reference page with only the good pairing results. Spanish […]
Last year, I was a guide for Butterfield and Robinson taking Americans and Canadians on bicycle trips throughout Catalunya. What just so happened to be my last trip for Butterfield ended in a side contract with a family to help them organize their living arrangements in Spain throughout the summer […]
Today is my very first day as a full-time member of Catavino! How exciting! After two and a half years of teaching English to investment and private bankers, CEO’s of international corporations, web designers, writers, airline attendants, sales reps for firewall software, along with college, high school, grammar school and […]
There is absolutely nothing like sitting down with a cup of coffee on a hazy Saturday morning to the sound of parrots and song birds singing cheerfully outside my terrace to entice me into beginning Chapter 3 of Julian Jeff’s “The Wines of Spain”. After diving head first into Chapter […]
We’ve lived in Terrassa, Spain for almost year now and on the rare occasion do we actually make the effort to go to Barcelona. It’s not that we don’t have an interest, because who wouldn’t want to experience the magic and mystery of the winding medieval streets and small boutique […]
I’ve been asked on many occasions what the perfect evening would look like to me, and I am fairly certain I’ve always had the same basic themes that have altered only slightly: music, food, wine and conversation. Sometimes the conversation is with myself over a great book, which is currently […]