I’ll be the first to admit that fashion eludes me. From the moment I stepped off the plane in Madrid not 2 and half years ago, I’ve found myself at odds with the entire industry. I had read an article last January which described a study conducted by the Spanish […]
A walk through our sprawling Spanish market may place you in a schizophrenic state of confusion as to where you might want to spend your change. “Well, this lady’s fruit looks unbelievably good,” you say to yourself “but so does this guy over here.” The internal bantering continues with, “These […]
Tasting both Old and New Spanish Wines from Catalonia In the Dining and Wine Edition of the New York Times, we found a great article about a Spanish wine tasting in New York on wines from our home-region of Catalunya. Eric Asimov writes of his recent experience tasting 23 bottles […]
Approximately a year and half ago, Ryan and I made a quick jaunt down to the Priorat to visit Bodegas Ficariavins before heading north to attend Alimentaria in Barcelona. Our trip was short, lasting only two days, but the crash course in Priorat and Montsant wines gave me the necessary foundation I needed before our second visit last week with Tim from Winecast.
This month’s Wine Blog Wednesday, founded by Lenndevours, is being hosted by Michelle and Kevin at My Wine Education, who asked us to find a bottle of Spanish wine under 10 dollars, experimenting in value-priced Spanish wines. However, being a Spanish wine site, while also living in Spain, our lives […]
Sometimes the best time to write is when you least expect ideas to be born, and at 2am, I guarantee you that I had no intention of putting my fingers to the keyboard. However, life has a funny way of nudging you, and I felt it was my sworn duty […]
2007 New Wave Spanish Wine Awards As you know, Ryan and I aren’t enormous fans of wine competitions, as a result of wineries needing to pay to get their wines into the competition instead of merit, but we think it would a disservice to you if we didn’t give you […]
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 […]