Award Winning Spain and Portugal News Site | Catavino - Part 187
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.
Doug Frost MS/MW http://dougfrost.com

How to taste

With some searching, I came across this site: www.catarvino.com Hmm, you say it sounds similar to catavino…well, I only wish I had as cool graphics as he does! This site helps you learn more about the most fundamental part of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TN-2001 Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Crianza

2001 Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Crianza – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alavesa, Rioja (4/19/2005) Deep rich purple with a darkness that seems to swallow the light. Nose with some green pepper and deep spice anise, pepper with a whiff of […]

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 […]