Occupying the northwest corner of Spain, the province of Galicia is nestled snugly between various mountain ranges to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and Portugal to the south. The area was first colonized by the ancient Celtics in the sixth century B.C and Galicia was […]
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Palomino Fino is a white grape most famous for its use in making sherry. Known in South Africa as Fransdruif and White French or Listan in France, it can also be found in Australia and California. Named after Fernan Yanez Palomonio, one of King Alfonso X`s knights, Palomino is a […]
The last few weeks, I have had the great fortune of spending some time in Cataluna enjoying brilliant yellow sunflower fields and the still brisk salty Mediterranean water. In short, I had absolutely no complaints. However, being that I was traipsing around the area drinking several bottles from DO Penedès, I wanted to do a bit of research as to the region itself.
The other night, I was helping a friend out at her restaurant where they were hosting a large office party. To start off, the evening, everyone had a choice of either a Cosmopolitan or a glass of Cava. For the first half hour, people milled about drinking their beverage of […]
Lightly scented grape that is found in the wines of Northern Portugal, most notably Vinho Verde, and the wines of Galicia in Spain. Often blended with other grapes such as Albariño, Loureiro, Lado or Torrontés. When utilized by itself tends to produce wines of light body with citrus flavors and aromas.
Within a span of an hour yesterday, we received notification from friends and family about an article published in the in the New York Times, about the Spanish wine region of Bierzo. It’s great to know that people are looking out for us, as well as seeing the mainstream media […]
A high quality white grape, also known as Rueda Superior, is primarily grown in the D.O. Rueda. It typically produces a well structured and well balanced white wine as a result of its good acidity. Verdejo is both herbaceous and aromatic, generally known for its nutty flavors with hints of […]
Quite typical of many wine regions in Spain, the winemakers of Rioja must feel the pull of their roots on the traditions of the past as well as the inevitable push towards the future. If the viticultural practices of the past have put Rioja on the map, it seems assimilation […]
When I worked in my liquor store back in the States, I became enamored with old, long lost cocktails that once held a place in the better bars around the world. I studied the Martini, originally 4 parts red vermouth to 1 part gin. I fell in love with the […]
Editors note: Continuing with the second of two new writers today we have Craig Donofrio who splits his time between South Carolina and New Jersy! I really hoped to find someone like Craig who could help me keep up to date on the goings ons over in the USA. Here’s […]