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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Quinta do Noval White Port

Ryan saw an interesting quote on a forum some time ago that read, “Port has two duties – to be red and drunk.” Fair enough, but we don’t believe that either “dry” nor “white” immediately come to the majority of people’s minds when they think of Port wine, and maybe […]

Grape Profile – Mencia

What is Mencia? It’s a grape on the rise right now in Spain, as a result of famous estates such as Dominio de Tares. Although, searching around the web will yield many results for information on this grape. So why do I find this grape to be worth taking note […]

Bodega Liberalia

Last week I was able to take a one day trip up to the DO Toro located 2 hours North of Madrid. I met with two bodegas, one of which I’ll tell you about in a later article. This particular article is based on my short visit to Bodegas Liberalia. […]

Portuguese Wine Grape Vocabulary

Welcome to part one of Catavino’s Portuguese wine vocabulary. I started this quite awhile ago, but delayed publishing the article until it was perfect. I also wanted it searchable and a little more ordered, delaying it even further. But the time has come to finally present the first part of […]

Tempranillo: A Noble Wine Grape

Editor’s Note: Here is the next article in a series from my lovely wife Gabriella. This one focuses on her experiences learning about the wines that come from the grape Tempranillo. Currently she is gone for a month leading a bike tour, but when she returns expect more articles as […]

Interpreting the Spanish Wine Label

The Spanish Label at First Glance Deep earthy browns, oranges and reds. Strong bold letters celebrating both history and culture. Elegance and beauty displayed in the gold detailing. Tradition. Pride. After 30 years of being a closed culture under Franco, it is of no surprise that their labels express both […]

Rejadorada

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to find myself in Toro – a small town located in the Castile y León region of Spain – which is one of the most exciting up and coming wine regions. Known for their Tempranillos, or Tinto de Toro as they call it, […]

Interview with Roy Hersh

It was about 3 years ago that I first started visiting the bulletin board over at erobertparker.com. At that time, I was just starting to fall in love with wine, and I found this forum to be a good place to ask questions that I couldn’t find answers to elsewhere. […]