When we arrived to Spain a half decade ago, there were exactly zero wine blogs in Iberia. In fact, blogging was just taking form as a medium; a blank slate they say, that has no means of being erased. Once Catavino began to publish, many of the Spanish and Portuguese citizen wine bloggers emerged, inevitably motivating wineries to join in on the fun. Today, it’s getting harder to keep up with all the wine blogs, food blogs and winery blogs proliferating on this Bacchus blessed peninsula of ours. Additionally true, it’s becoming equally difficult to sort through the ample amount of web pages that have good information on the wines of Iberia. However, we’re going to do our best to ensure that this effort keeps moving in the right direction. First up, winery blogs located in Spain and Portugal. There is a list of Iberian winery blogs at the bottom of Catavino of all the winery blogs, including: Jaumandreu, Bodega Cauzon, Debrujas y Vino, Tintoralba, Abadia Retuerta, Cortes de Cima, Vihucas, Castro Martin, Quevedo, Casa de las Vides, Bodegas Ontanon, Quinta do Judeu, Castell Roig, Val de Sil, Montau de Sadurni, Churchill Estates, Capafons-Ossó, Barranco Oscuro, Casa de Mouraz, Vinos Ambiz, Torrens Moliner, Vale d’Algares, Quinta dos Malvedos. This is not a comprehensive list, as we’re still many of blogs we’re unaware of, nor is it current. There are several winery blogs that haven’t been updated since the blog stone age. We need your help. Please tell us who we’re missing, and who we might not want to keep in the list. Just leave a comment below, and we’ll get it fixed right away.
Second, we come to Iberian Wine Resources. This is a much bigger problem, and one that will take some time to conquer, but we have faith that as a community we can do it. What we need from you is your TOP resources for learning about Iberian wine, meaning wines from Spain and Portugal. We want to be picky here, so we’re going to do some very strict editing, but we will include anything that fits these criteria:
- Current – Up to date and relevant to today’s wine world
- Authoritative – We love people just starting out and trying to learn, but we want to give them something to aspire to, by making this list of resources top notch and well researched.
- Easy of use – This is a biggie. I know a few really good sites for information, but it’s impossible to sift through the site. We want useful and easy to use sites that don’t require a programming degree to find information. No need to recommend sites without search boxes or so many drop downs you forget where you are.
So, there you have it! Please leave your comments below, and we’ll begin to build a list. Always feels good to do a bit of fall house cleaning!