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A Bubbling Relationship: Cava & Millennials

Editor’s Note: Lindsay Holas, a student at the Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne school, recently pitched a rather intriguing marketing observation among the Spanish Cava industry. We liked her take on it and offered the Catavino stage to show how Millennials genuinely interacted with the Spain’s sparkling wine, and where the industry […]

Trashumancia: Celebrating Humanity through Woolly Sheep

Editor’s Note: In a fast pace world filled with sleek technology, John Perry highlights a Spanish festival dedicated to the bleating creatures that have provided us food and livelihood for centuries. Those familiar with Spain have undoubtedly heard of the encierros (running of the bulls) in Pamplona, but there are other […]

Current State of Rioja Wine

Editor’s Note: Tom Perry is a long-time friend of Catavino’s, not to mention a very knowledgable man. Previously the Director of the Rioja Wine Exporters’ Association, he is currently self-employed as a strategic and tactical marketing consultant for the Spanish wine trade, as a wine educator and speaker on the national and international […]

The Art of Choosing Your Birth Year Port

Editor’s Note: Many moons ago, Ryan and I had the privilege of cracking open our first birth year wine; which translates to a wine produced on the year of your birth. Having coasted well into our 30’s, there are few wines that could last the test of time other than a wine with a […]

Think Ginja Only Pairs with Chocolate? How about Sardines?

 Editorial Note:  This is a guest post by Marisa Dias Antunes, a Portuguese native who was kind enough to share a very unique perspective on the traditional Portuguese drink, Ginja. An additional thanks to Sonia Nolasco for her translation.  If someone asked you: “do you want ginjinha with or without ‘them’,” […]

Mercado de San Miguel: How to Drink in Madrid

Editors Note: This is a sponsored guide to drinking wine in Madrid by Tesco Wine. We will occasionally publish these when the content is specifically related to Catavino so that we can pay for the great writing that you have come to expect on Catavino.net. Thank you for understanding. Though known on […]

Natural Wine: Is It a Friend, Foe or Fabrication?

Editorial Note: Fabio Bartolomei from Vinos Ambiz is not only a self-proclaimed natural winemaker in Spain, but he’s also a friend. Having recently attended the Natural Wine Fair in Barcelona (wrap-up article here) a few weeks ago, getting into a rather lively debate about the true definition of natural wine, we […]