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Tag Archives: Castilla-la Mancha & Madrid

Bodegas y Viñedos Castiblanque

Innovative Bodega located in LaMancha that is interested in promoting wine tourism and not afraid to try new things as far as wines go. Catavino has a trip planned to this bodega in the coming months. Stay tuned for a full report one the bodega and it’s wines in the months ahead.

Sherry Bar Madrid – La Venencia

La Venencia is a sherry bar located dead center of Madrid, named after a long narrow tool used to sample wines through a small opening in sherry butts (casks). It is also commonly known as a wine thief. The bar is tucked into the side of a narrow street hidden from the busy boisterous streets, which is easy to miss if you don’t exactly know where to look.

Osborne Wines and Tasting Notes

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to take a two hour bus ride down to Malpica, located southeast of Madrid near the Tajo river. The fabulous occasion was an invitation to the Osborne Malpica Property – home of the infamous Osborne Solaz- to see an art opening, and by all […]

TN – Fructuoso 2002

Have you ever opened a bottle of wine, poured yourself a small sample and a smile slowly crept across your face. What meets your olfactory receptors is a mix of fruit, spice and everything nice. In fact, you find your nose lodged so deep into the glass that you seem […]

Primer 2005 – Carbonic Maceration

Carbonic Maceration: A winemaking technique used to produce light, fruity red wines with a distinctive character. This definition taken from Answers.com goes on to explain the process with which this “light fruity wine” is made. Last month, I wrote about my experience drinking a Carbonic Macerated Spanish wine, terrified that I […]