The seasons are changing and so are many peoples wine choices. What do you notice you switch too as the temperature lowers, and the dinners become more robust? For many, sadly white wine gets sidelined due to the temperature, preferring to save those crisp whites for warm summer picnics. About a month ago, we received […] Continue Reading →
This past month, we participated in a monthly wine event called, Wine Blog Wednesday, which started long ago in a State far far way by a man called Lenn. The idea is simple. Once a month, a Blogger is picked by Lenn, among many,to choose a wine related theme. Once the theme has been chosen, […] Continue Reading →
Founded in 2000, the Bodega was created with the philosophy of elaborating wines from the native varietial, Mencía, using 40 to 100 year old vines which express the complete terroir of Bierzo. Our philosophy is very different than the ChÃƒÂ¢teau concept where one only uses grapes located from the vineyards surrounding the Bodega, whereas we rescue and revive the old vineyards throughout the Bierzo to elaborate the single variety (Mencía).
Last weekend, we had the privilege of conducting our very first wine tasting in Barcelona. Completely informal – meaning sans Power Point, sommelier cup and Ryan in a suit (and if you believe that we’ve ever conducted a wine tasting in this manner, I have a bridge to sell you) – we tasted through eight […] Continue Reading →
Native to Galicia, Godello was almost abandoned in the 1970′s but has been steadily making a comback over the last several years. A white grape, this variety is the protagonist in the high quality white wines from DOs Valdeorras and Bierzo. Rich in aromatic potential, its wines tend to have aromas that are reminicient of […] Continue Reading →
Yesterday saw the first successful outcome of the first Spanish Wine Tasting Dinner hosted by Restaurante Memento, Catavino and the Madrid wine school Planetavino! It was an absolutely incredible five course meal complete with great food, fantastic wine and intriguing company, an event that we hope we can experience again in the near future. In […] Continue Reading →
I have a few more tasting notes coming along with an interview with one of the Bodegas that was in attendance. But for now here are a few notes from the [wine tasting->http://www.catavino.net/archives/191/2005/11/09/] I was at on Tuesday. Mostly light white wines that didn’t do much to impress me, but I believe all of the […] Continue Reading →
So computer problems again have got me down! Anyone have a spare? Actually, it was the internet that was down, but now it’s up and I’m back again. While I finish up a couple of articles, one hopefully on the Spanish DO system, I wanted to point out this great site: The Wine Century Club. […] Continue Reading →