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!
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Vinedos y Bodegas Pittacum

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

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 […]

Regional Profile – DO Penedès

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.

Verdejo

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 […]

Interpreting the Port Wine Label

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 […]

Tempranillo Wine Competition

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 […]

Open that Bottle Night

If you haven’t participated in this event in the past, or if you don’t have a clue as to what it’s about, check out Dr.Vino’s short history on the event here. In short, it’s the time of the year when you find a bottle that you’ve been waiting to open, […]