Gabriella Opaz | Catavino - Part 52
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Fashion and Wines from Rioja

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 […]

Preserving the Mediterranean Diet

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 […]

Our Visit to DO Montsant and the Spanish Bodega – Laurona

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.

Spanish Bodega Profile – Dominio de Tares – DO Bierzo

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 Château 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).