2005 Adega Alan Valdeorras Alan de Val – Spain, Galicia, Valdeorras (6/30/2006)Translucent white golden color, almost shimmering the way armor does in bright light. The bouquet is just that – a bouquet of orchids or white flowers that shows a touch of melon and hay. Texture is incredibly smooth and […]
2004 Altavins Terra Alta Ilercavonia – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Terra Alta (6/30/2006)Brass color with a slight twinkle to it. The nose has a strong cantaloupe aroma to it with hints of mushroom, dark raspberries and fresh cut grass. Incredibly sensuous and silky in the mouth with medium acidity and a […]
2003 Paixar Bierzo – Spain, Castilla y León, Dragonte, Bierzo (6/30/2006)Dark bloody red color with aromas of dark wood, grilled steak, green pepper and cassis. Forceful tannins with medium acidity. Flavors of charcoal and cassis on the palate. Well-balanced wine that went deliciously with a reduced blackberry salsa.
After several requests to learn more about the Mencia grape and wines available in both the U.S. and UK, we have brought you a Bodega in DO Bierzo, Castilla y León that has been producing two 100% Mencia old vine wines. We promise to post tasting notes as soon as we have a chance to try their wines!
Palomino Fino is a white grape most famous for its use in making sherry. Known in South Africa as Fransdruif and White French or Listan in France, it can also be found in Australia and California. Named after Fernan Yanez Palomonio, one of King Alfonso X`s knights, Palomino is a […]
The last few weeks, I have had the great fortune of spending some time in Cataluna enjoying brilliant yellow sunflower fields and the still brisk salty Mediterranean water. In short, I had absolutely no complaints. However, being that I was traipsing around the area drinking several bottles from DO Penedès, I wanted to do a bit of research as to the region itself.
If everyone remembers, not 3 weeks ago, we wrote an article to inform you of the second annual international competition of Tempranillo wines on May 24th-26th in Koln, Germany. And for those of you who have been biting your lips in eager anticipation, the grand prize winner is Pago de los […]
A high quality white grape, also known as Rueda Superior, is primarily grown in the D.O. Rueda. It typically produces a well structured and well balanced white wine as a result of its good acidity. Verdejo is both herbaceous and aromatic, generally known for its nutty flavors with hints of […]
For me, there is something heavenly, almost sinful, about tasting a glass of port. The urge for a deep ruby or vintage port gets especially intense whenever the temperature drops, a warm fire is roaring before me and a pungent sharp aroma of a Cabrales blue cheese beckons me towards […]
As if Tempranillo hasn’t gained enough notoriety through the rise and recognition of Rioja wines, it will now stand off against itself in the annual Tempranillo competition being held in Cologne Germany the 22nd through the 24th of May. With the support of Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade and the acknowledgement […]