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Wines of Alicante: The Eye-Catching Treasures of Spain

As a wine hobbyist among professionals and experts, I often feel that I have the advantage of being able to sit back and enjoy what comes to hand rather than having to analyze endlessly. Another privilege of the enthusiast, be it golf, sailing, ornithology or anything else, is the feeling […]

Eric Solomon, Catavino, Twitter and You

Today, we have an announcement. This Thursday, if the planets align and Twitter stays live for more then 10 minutes,  we’ll be tasting wines with the prestigious wine importer, Eric Solomon of European Cellars and the new online wine retailer Binendswine.com. When I started in wine, 10 years ago, Eric’s […]

2004 Bodegas y Vinedos del Mediterraneo, Cueva de los Secos

For those of you unfamiliar with D.O. Yecla, I can assure you that it’s not something you’d say when tasting a glass of old milk, well past its suggested date of consumption. “D.O Yuck-la?!” Instead, this tiny D.O, with only 4,300 hectares under vine, is increasingly gaining in popularity abroad, […]

Iberian Harvest Report

Last week, we sent out an email to both Portuguese and Spanish wineries asking for a brief quote in English about their region. Interestingly, we’ve received several quotes from Quintas around Portugal, but very few from Bodegas in Spain. However, considering the harvest has commenced as early as August in […]

Wine Blog Wednesday #35: Valued-Priced Spanish Wines

This month’s Wine Blog Wednesday, founded by Lenndevours, is being hosted by Michelle and Kevin at My Wine Education, who asked us to find a bottle of Spanish wine under 10 dollars, experimenting in value-priced Spanish wines. However, being a Spanish wine site, while also living in Spain, our lives […]

Spanish Bodega Profile – Sierra Salinas, DO Alicante

Approximately two weeks ago, I had the privilege of visiting a new winery in the DO Alicante called, Bodega Sierra Salinas. A project of the Castaño family winery, Sierra Salinas hopes to produce wines of high quality in an area of Alicante that is truly amazing to visit. Nestled in a rolling valley of hills between the tree lined ridges of the Sierra Salina Mountains, the bodega’s setting is reminiscent of Napa Valley for those California wine lovers. Unfortunately, my trip was short, and to be in such a beautiful place, I was very sad to go.

Slideshow of my trip so far

Ok sorry folks for the lack of posts this week. That will all change very quickly once I’m back from Alicante. I’m off right now to talk to Bodegas Castano makers of wine such as Hecula and Solenera. Many of you have tried them I’m sure. Anyways, tonight if Gabriella […]

I gots a Code…UGH

So I’m sick! Stuffed node, achy hed, and general irritablness. Oh and my wife is recovering, so the great little article she had to post after a long hiatus, is still waiting for a final edit. So thanks to the internet I’m going to let someone else do my tasting […]