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Salon “Off” along the Rio Douro: Simplesmente…Vinho

This past Friday, I found my way down to the “Riberia” area of Porto, or rather the historic “Porto side” of the river, where a small group of both established and budding new wine makers assembled to pour their wines at “Simplesmente Vinho”. Dubbed as the first “off” event in […]

Catavino is Moving to Portugal!

Some of you may have heard whisperings that we were pondering a change of location in the next few months, but few may have anticipated a full on commitment to the idea. Alas, we are proud to announce that yes, in a few weeks time, we’ll become new residents of […]

Final Thoughts on the Douro and Portuguese Wine

From the moment I first visited Porto in the winter of 2003 I have been in love with this city. I’m not entirely sure what grabbed me, but whatever it was, it’s never let go. Sitting in my room at the Yeatman Hotel, overlooking the Douro river and the colorful […]

Rick Fisher for Albariño Explorers Club Ambassador

Summer is but a distant memory in the northern hemisphere , and white wines will soon begin to collect dust on the shelf, but things are just heating up for Rias Baixas – one of Spain’s premier white wine regions. The area’s U.S. campaign (Albariño Explorers Club) is moving into full swing and […]

Memes and Wine – What wine could learn from the internets

Do you know what a meme is? Defined online as: An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation. An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another. In the 21st century, the meme has […]

Douro: A Portuguese Region Sprinkled with Pixie Dust

Dreams can be silly. Not the kind that leave you befuddled in the morning, wondering if you’re awake or asleep, but the type that remain on your “maybe one day” wish list. I had a dream. From the moment I learned about how Port wine was made, I wanted to […]

Unusual Spanish Bedfellows: Garnatxa Beer

The names we give to our fermented friends are often misleading and do more to confuse than to clarify. People consistently tell me that I’m a beer person or a wine person, when in reality, you are making a pretty large generalization by lumping all liquids in one group. For […]

Spanish Culture Documentary – “Arribes: Everything else is noise”

Editor’s Note: Over the years, we’ve watched Zev Robinson create a long list of memorable and meaningful documentaries. From his first investigation into the relatively unknown native grape of Utiel-Requena called, Bobal, to his story of the first demarcated wine region in the world: the Douro in Portugal. Zev is […]