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.
D.O./Region: Ribera del Duero Address: Paraja “El Soto”, 09443 Quintana del Pidio Burgos, España Telephone: +34 947 545 126 Fax: +34 947 545 605 Email: [email@example.com->mailto:[email protected]] Web:[ http://www.cillardesilos.es->http://www.cillardesilos.es] Founded: 1994 Hectares of Vines: 48 h Wine maker: Oscar Aragón García […]
Region: Castilla y León (Ribera del Duero) Address: Isilla, 18 09400 Aranda de Duero (Burgos) Telephone: +34 947 50 43 16 Fax: +34 947 50 43 16 Email: [email protected] Web: http://www.lagarisilla.es Founded: 1995 Vinos: El Lagar de Isilla, Zalagar, Valdeusillo […]
Ryan saw an interesting quote on a forum some time ago that read, “Port has two duties – to be red and drunk.” Fair enough, but we don’t believe that either “dry” nor “white” immediately come to the majority of […]