In August, during the 2008 European Wine Blogger’s Conference, I had the pleasure of meeting Tom Perry – someone I can now call a good friend. Tom is an American expat who has worked and lived in Spain for over 30 years and is incredibly well- versed on the Spanish […]
Editor’s Note: Thanks so much Josh for giving us the rundown on a fun and quirky holiday tradition. Although we have never been in Cataluna during New Years, we plan on participating with our grapes in hand at the strike of 12 and invite you to join us as well […]
As much as I love wine, I also adore a solid mixed drink. There are days that call for a Bombay Sapphire and tonic with just a spurt of lime, while others call for a dry vodka martini with three olives, not two or four, but exactly three. Therefore, as […]
When was the last time you picked up a copy of Odyssey by Homer and read it from cover to cover? In curious wonder, you scratch you head thinking, “I know I read it, but for the life of me, I can’t remember the details.” I too went through the […]
In Spain, Garnacha Blanca has remained an important varietal, albeit minor, lending both body and fruit to the white wines of [Alella->http://www.doalella.com/], [Priorato->http://www.winesfromspain.com/icex/cda/controller/pageGen/0,3346,1549487_4946338_4944445_1108_-1,00.html], [Tarragona->http://www.winesfromspain.com/icex/cda/controller/pageGen/0,3346,1549487_4946338_4944445_1127_-1,00.html], [Navarra->http://www.vinonavarra.com/] and [Rioja->http://www.riojawine.com/]. While wonderful for backing up rich white blends, with better wine making technology some winemakers have learned to make quality wines from Granacha Blanca all by itself.