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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, […]

Gambling with Technology

This morning, as I was perusing Vinography to catch up on some past articles, I came across a debate as to whether or not the latest in wine technology is either useful or necessary. He refers to the Clef du Vin , a Swiss army knife sized device that can alter the […]

Quinta do Noval White Port

Ryan saw an interesting quote on a forum some time ago that read, “Port has two duties – to be red and drunk.” Fair enough, but we don’t believe that either “dry” nor “white” immediately come to the majority of people’s minds when they think of Port wine, and maybe […]

Cava for the New Year

Another year come and gone as we head into the biggest day for consuming sparkling wines. For most people, Champagne will be the wine of choice with bright stars bubbling up in the glass as we count down to the New Year. Not a bad choice either, but we’d like […]

Where is DO Ampurdan-Costa Brava?

She’s back! My wife and blossoming wine enthusiast, once again, adds a bit of her growing knowledge to my humble blog. Hope you all enjoy, and let her know you want more! Till soon, Ryan Opaz Last September, I had the privilege of spending two weeks biking throughout one of […]