I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
Jose Pizzaro http://www.josepizarro.com

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2005 Hache, Bodegas Olvena

Somontano, meaning ‘under the mountain’ is located among the foothills of the Pyrenees and the Ebro River Valley in the Northern region of Aragon. As a result of its unique proximity along the French border, the majority of the wines elaborated in the region acquired very particular characteristics which have […]

Virtual Wine Tasting for April

I am officially slamming my gavel down and declaring our Virtual Tasting Theme for April, Rosé! Why? For several reasons. One, I like rosé wines and because I am the official “decider”, rosé it is. Two rosé wines can be absolutely fantastic and worth exploring. Three, we tend to think […]

Bodegas y Viñedos Olvena

As many of you have heard over the past year, Somontano is becoming a hot spot region for intriguing wines. The home of thirteen native and foreign grape varietals, this region has become famous for its ability to successfully blend both old and new grape varietals to make unique quality wine. If you like the more structured wines of Bordeaux this is the region to try. Cabernet seems to be king, though is blended with everything from Merlot to Syrah and Grenache.

New Forum!

As you know, we recently set up a forum for ourselves to allow for conversations about Spanish and Portuguese wine. Great fun idea if you are solely interested in Iberian wine, but it is nothing as extraordinary as the forum that has recently been designed for www.wineblogatlas.com. What makes the […]

Saturday Night Wine Tasting

Last weekend, we had the privilege of conducting our very first wine tasting in Barcelona. Completely informal – meaning sans Power Point, sommelier cup and Ryan in a suit (and if you believe that we’ve ever conducted a wine tasting in this manner, I have a bridge to sell you) […]

Springtime at Catavino

As the temperature soars in the 70′s here in Catalunya, we thought it was time to do some “spring cleaning”. Sure it’s March, but as with all international weather abnormalities as of recent, it is of no surprise that we thought a new look accompanied by a faster server was […]