Award Winning Spain and Portugal News Site | Catavino - Part 166
Catavino keeps you current not only with the remarkable wine developments in Spain and Portugal, two of the most dynamic wine producers on the planet, but you'll learn about food trends, new dishes and restaurants and the ancient and modern cultures on the Iberian Peninsula. And you may not notice it, but Catavino also happens to be one of smoothest designed websites you'll have the pleasure of visiting.
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Bodega Profile – Herdade de Esporão – Alentejo

Writing for this site has been an incredible learning experience. My job is to travel around the peninsula discovering wine unknown to you, and then go about convincing you that these Bodegas are worth learning about for yourself. This past […]

Open that Bottle Night

If you haven’t participated in this event in the past, or if you don’t have a clue as to what it’s about, check out Dr.Vino’s short history on the event here. In short, it’s the time of the year when […]

‘Spainovino’, the sequel (an update)

Great conversation going on over at the Parker BB. It turns out that the filmmaker of Mondovino is coming to Spain to interview some winemakers, all except Victor de la Serna who refused an interview with him. It is an […]

Top 25 Spanish Wines by Wine Spectator

This morning, I found an article on the Wines from Spain website that mentioned the recent ratings on 25 Spanish wines from Wine Spectator. What I find interesting is how suddenly this region is finally starting to create some waves. […]

Wines of Lisbon

I first experienced Lisbon with my wife four years ago and have remained enchanted with it ever since. The narrow windy streets, towering monuments, beautiful coast and great food all steeped in centuries of history is just incredible. It’s one […]

Hello from the Alentejo

Just a quick note to say hello and to share how incredible I feel the Alentejo region is. I’ve seen five really interesting and innovative bodegas whose wines all pose new flavors and exciting levels of quality. In fact, it […]

Gambling with Technology

This morning, as I was perusing Vinography to catch up on some past articles, I came across a debate as to whether or not the latest in wine technology is either useful or necessary. He refers to the Clef du Vin , […]

Bodega Profile – Remírez de Ganuza

Bodegas Fernando Remírez de Ganuza, S.A. Samaniego Rioja Alavesa c/Constitución, 1, 01307 Samaniego (Alava) Tel: +34 945 60 90 22 Fax: +34 945 62 33 35 Email: [email protected] Founded: 1989 Winemaker: Fernando Remírez de Ganuza Total annual production: 150,000 bottles […]

Off to Portugal’s Alentejo Region I Go

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 […]

Osborne Wines and Tasting Notes

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 […]