Award Winning Spain and Portugal News Site | Catavino - Part 166
I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
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Grape Profile – Rufete

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 […]

Wine Blog Wednesday – Wine Shops that Feel the Love

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.

Bodega Profile – Cillar de Silos

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: [bodega@cillardesilos.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 […]

Bodegas El Lagar de Isilla

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 […]