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2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Rosé

2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/11/2006)100% Cabernet Sauvignon Gorgeous Ruby color, very clear. The nose shows a light vanilla/cherry nose with cassis liquor, rose petals and a touch of spice as it opens. Pretty fun to smell though the nose is the highlight. Fruit driven in […]

MI VINO – Article on the Rosé Cava

Within the last few years, the production of sparkling wine has extended over all of Spain’s oenology, up to the point in which today, nearly all of the autonomous communities can raise their glasses to a toast made with local bubbles. However, amongst the majority of them, cava without doubt […]

Rosé’s of Navarra

I went to a tasting a couple of days ago at [Lavinia->http://www.lavinia.es/dsp/?disp=home.HomeDispatcher&Code1=1789460937&Code2=169] in Madrid and had the chance to try about a dozen wines – some great and some not so hot. Currently, the weather here is down-right balmy, and when the temperature gets this hot, my mind tends to […]

Barcelona: The Gastronomic Rebirth of Gin and Cabaret

The leaves tumble across the worn sidewalk tiles. They gather against the buildings and huddle together in small corners. Jacket collars are turned up against the fierce wind that blows mercilessly down the long open avenue called Paral·lel. Bright florescent lights shine on the marquees announcing the latest shows, but […]

Port Wine Geek T-Shirt Cheat Sheet

Thank you for taking the Port Wine Geek Quiz! Our panel of Port Wine Experts will evaluate your answers very shortly. For now, check your answers below. Kopke – Established in 1638 by German diplomat Cristiano Kopke, the house of Kopke is universally recognized as the first Port wine export […]

How to Picnic Portuguese Style

Picnic season has arrived! Throughout the cold and rainy winter in Portugal, few people are keen to even venture outside their front door. However, once the weather turns sunny and warm, or more like blazing hot, the Portuguese head straight to greener pastures as wicker baskets overflow with fresh, local ingredients! There […]

Grilled Sardines: Delicious Midsummer Fare in Iberia

Throughout Europe, the shortest night of the year is celebrated in wildly diverse ways; but in Portugal and Spain, festivities continue well into the morning’s early light. Soft shadows dance from crackling bonfires and the savory smell of grilled meats, sardines and fresh bread give a rustic setting that’s highlighted by booming fireworks for the Festa de […]