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Doug Frost MS/MW

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62 D.O.’s

According to more than one source, the total amount of Denominación de Origens (DO) number anywhere from 60 to 64 with more applying each year. That being said, I’m proud to announce that I now have links to at least 62 Denominación de Origen’s, including 2 Denominación de Origen Calificadas […]

Interview with Roy Hersh

It was about 3 years ago that I first started visiting the bulletin board over at At that time, I was just starting to fall in love with wine, and I found this forum to be a good place to ask questions that I couldn’t find answers to elsewhere. […]

Wine Blog’s

I found an interesting article on a [website->] about [another->] site. It turns out that there are a lot of us doing this “wine blog” thing, and in my opinion, that’s a good thing. What I tend to see when surfing these wine blogs is that they (for the most […]

Rosé’s of Navarra

I went to a tasting a couple of days ago at [Lavinia->] in Madrid and had the chance to try about a dozen wines – some great and some not so hot. Currently, the weather here is down-right balmy, and when the temperature gets this hot, my mind tends to […]


I know when I started getting into the world of wine, the question always came up as to how they got all those flavors into the wine. It took awhile for me to not only figure out how the flavors suddenly appeared in a wine, but also how one particular […]


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 [>] on the tradition of the Almacenistas in Spain. [John Radford->], 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->] […]

D.O. Bullas

Last weekend, my roommate made a trek down to a small town in southern Spain called [Bullas->]. 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 […]