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Drought

Undoubtedly, some of you have heard about the drought hitting Spain and Portugal this year. Today, I found an article on the BBC that discusses the long lasting effects the dry weather will have on farms throughout Portugal. Although horrific for many crops, with the right conditions, the opposite can […]

Sherry Wine Almacenistas – DO Jerez

I just wanted to point out a great article over at [www.wineint.com->http://www.wineint.com] on the tradition of the Almacenistas in Spain. [John Radford->http://www.johnradford.com/], the author of “The New Spain“, takes and gives some background on what exactly an Almacenista is. Taken from the article: …”almacen’ is the Spanish word for “store’ […]

Spanish wine consumption up!

I found a good article on Spanish wine consumption over at: Avenue Vine Make sure to check out this site for short articles on wine and beer. Households Spending On Wine Up In Spain! Domestic spending on wine in Spain increased slightly in the first quarter of this year, according […]

Wines from Rioja

I’ve been gone for awhile and my site has been in limbo. Sorry about that, but something has happened to a directory and I had to leave for France without having time to fix it. However, I am back and had a wonderful week with good friends in the [Perigord->http://www.simply-perigord.com/propertysales/perigordmap.html] […]

D.O. Bullas

Last weekend, my roommate made a trek down to a small town in southern Spain called [Bullas->http://www.bullas.net]. Before leaving, she asked if there was anything I would like for her to pick up while she was down there. “YES!” was my response as I proceeded to point out that Bullas […]

erobertparker.com

I’m a big fan of the Bulletin Board over at erobertparker.com. There is a lot of good information and lively discussions that help keep people talking about wine. Today, I was doing my daily perusing on the site, I came across this THREAD. Any of you with an interest in […]

FENAVIN- Wine and the Media

I was lucky enough to make it to [FENAVIN->http://www.fenavin.org] this year and have a chance to taste through a wide range of styles both new and old. What I did not get a chance to do was to make to any of the conferences. Having an American perspective on wine […]

Sherry Wines in Canada

If you haven’t fallen in love with sherry yet, and you live in Canada, then this is the article for you. If only more places would take up the cause of [Sherry->@wikipedia]. Personally, it took me a short while to fall in love with it, thanks to a teacher of […]

Corked again

Last night was hot and steamy here in Madrid providing the perfect excuse to cool off with a nice rosé. My choice was a [granache->http://twis.info/grape.php?ID=180&select=g] from [Navarra->http://www.twis.info/wineregion.php?ID=251]: often crisp and clean with a strawberry and light spice component. I thought it would do the trick when paired with a braised […]