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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 […]

Tempranillo: A Noble Wine Grape

Editor’s Note: Here is the next article in a series from my lovely wife Gabriella. This one focuses on her experiences learning about the wines that come from the grape Tempranillo. Currently she is gone for a month leading a bike tour, but when she returns expect more articles as […]

Interpreting the Spanish Wine Label

The Spanish Label at First Glance Deep earthy browns, oranges and reds. Strong bold letters celebrating both history and culture. Elegance and beauty displayed in the gold detailing. Tradition. Pride. After 30 years of being a closed culture under Franco, it is of no surprise that their labels express both […]