Tonight I am off for the Alentejo region in Portugal. I’m planning to spend the next three days tasting wine and learning about the great tourism opportunities developing in this exciting region. For those of you who are unfamiliar with […]
Last weekend, we had the opportunity to take a two hour bus ride down to Malpica, located southeast of Madrid near the Tajo river. The fabulous occasion was an invitation to the Osborne Malpica Property – home of the infamous […]
An interesting little article as far as content, though the best part for me is hearing from the expert of “port”, Roy Hersh who has previously been interviewed on this site. Check out Roy’s Port wine advice here.
Rufete – roo-FEH-te (Spanish Pronounciation) Portuguese Pronounciation (Flash must be enable to hear this clip.) [sc_embed_player fileurl="http://catavino.net/pronCVS/rufeteCVS.mp3"] A red grape that is grown mainly in the province of Salamanca that not only produces light wines that can oxidize quickly if […]
As I mentioned before the holidays, Cava is being shunned here in Spain due to the Catalan movement for independence, the rest of Spain seems eager to shut out Catalan wine producers. So it was an eye opener to come […]
This morning, I was reminded of the, as of late, hotly debated subject about MEGA PURPLE, by Alder of Vinography. It all started with a wine thread over at the eRobertParker’s bulletin board. At it’s root, it comes down to […]
Last week, some friends of friends came to stay with us for a few days in Madrid while they attended an enormous Tourism Convention called Fitur, located in a massive warehouse near the airport. These two gentlemen from the Basque […]
Spanish wine producer Marqués de Grinon has secured US distribution through an agreement with Moêt Hennessy USA. The deal, announced this week, marks the groups return to the US after a two-year absence. Read the rest of this Spanish wine […]
Spanish wine with Spanish food, looks like all you New Yorkers out there have a good resource for researching the perfect food pairing with your favorite Spanish wines. Read about it here at The Food Section!
When I first arrived in Madrid a year ago, I did as any good wine geek should and set off in search of my personal wine store. You know how it goes, as wine geeks we browse all the stores we can find, buy wine from all corners of town, and even peruse the ever growing online wine retail business; but we still have our store! The one that always is willing to go out of their way to help you find a special wine, or that helps you arrange a tasting. I used to be that shop. When I lived in the states my shop was the place where every customer had a name and my staff and I made sure to use it. I miss that community and I’m glad I have a little bit of it here in Madrid.