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.
Just wanted to give everyone the update that Penin’s Wine Guide has just be released in the US. We, personally, have been using the Spanish version of this guide since our arrival to Spain, where it is considered one of the principle guides of spanish wine, and have felt it […]
First, allow me to extend an enormous thanks to everyone who participated in our first Virtual Wine Tasting. To our great surprise, we had an incredible start to our new series with people such as Dr. Debs, John, Andrew, Vinvenio, Sonadora and Bill Bennet contributing not only some fun impressions […]
Dr Debs at Good Wines under $20 challenged me with a great question, “Why do I blog?”, and in all honesty, I’ve never actually considered the question for any length of time, until now. So, why DO I blog? I blog because I love to write, primarily. I love the […]
Officially, Julian Jeff’s book, The Wines of Spain, has been cracked! For those of you unfamiliar with Julian Jeffs, he is considered one of the foremost writers on European wine, and has written several books solely on topic of Spanish and Portuguese wine. Julian began his career as a barrister […]
There is a time when someone throws in the towel and admits defeat. I am not a Spanish wine expert. I can’t pretend to play one on TV, nor can I say convincingly lie about it to strangers or acquaintances on the street. I began this adventure as a result […]
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 […]