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Spanish Sidra

In an effort to cover all aspects of the Spanish beverage market, I’d like to offer this quick snapshot of Sidra – a dry or sweet, lightly alcoholic, beverage made from fermented apples. Before I came to Spain, I expected to find wine and good food. These were givens in […]

Food Too!!

I started this blog to focus on Spanish and Portuguese wine. Unfortunately, that doesn’t satisfy the part of me that loves food. While there will be articles centered around food from time to time, for the most part, I will focus on wine here. So to let you know where […]

Cheap Wine!

While in Spain, I have had the chance to taste wines from 100 euros a bottle to wines that cost .50 cents a bottle. Today I picked at random two wines, one red and one white that I was able to buy in the supermarket for less than 3 euros […]

Odd-ball Grapes

Something I have a discovered since I have been in Spain is the wide variety of grape varietals to be discovered. Not only do you have up and coming grapes like “mencia” or “verdejo”, but a whole host of grapes that one wine maker or another wants to see as […]

Graham’s Port Tasting

Back in Feburary, when I arrived in Spain, I made sure to take a quick trip over to Portugal to visit some friends. While I was there, I also managed a quick stop at [Grahams->http://www.grahams-port.com/] Port House for a wine tasting. Check out my notes below: N.V. Graham Porto 20-year […]

Vivanco

So, I feel a bit under prepared for this task. Last week, I had an experience that all wine connoisseurs should have at one point in their life. Put simply, I went to a wine museum. What is not so simple is that it claims to be one of the […]