Catalonia | Catavino - Part 3
I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
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Tag Archives: Catalonia

Tapas at El Xampanyet

We’ve lived in Terrassa, Spain for almost year now and on the rare occasion do we actually make the effort to go to Barcelona. It’s not that we don’t have an interest, because who wouldn’t want to experience the magic and mystery of the winding medieval streets and small boutique […]

Day Trip to Bodega Torres

  Editor’s note: This article was written in 2006, and I am no longer an English teacher, but the information here is as relevant now as it was then. Iberia does not hide winemaking from children, nor do I sense they ever will.   Allow me to begin this post […]

N.V. Cellar Cal Menescal Tarragona vermouth

N.V. Cellar Cal Menescal Tarragona Vermouth – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona (10/5/2006)Pours a deep brownish red with a medium intensity. The nose is intense and intoxicating inviting you to inhale deeply it reminds me of some bitter Italian after dinner treats that I’ve had in the past. Light wood notes come […]

Sumoll

How often do you go googling for something rare and unheard of only to find several references with the exact same description cut and pasted from one site to the other? In the end, you have no clue as to who first posted on the subject as opposed to who […]

2005 Sumoll Rosat, Pardas, Catalunya

2005 Sumoll Rosat, Pardas – Spain, Catalunya (9/1/2006)100% Sumoll – 13% alcohol Deep reddish color though very light at the rim. The nose is very restrained with a mineral and cherry pit aroma that hits you after some agitation in the glass. This slowly gives way to some light vanilla, […]

N.V. Po-Canals Catalunya Can Palet

N.V. Po-Canals Catalunya Can Palet – Spain, Catalunya (9/1/2006)Light yellow gold. Bright and alive wuth a sweetart nose, pineapple and white flowers. Pure and delicate yet overall quite aggressive nose. Medium weight with a nice soft creaminess. Pineapple with a light bitter lemon peal on the finish, and creamy citrus […]

Restaurante Somorrostro

Restaurante SomoRЯostro sits on its own block in the Barceloneta, a Barcelona neighborhood that stretches like a finger between the port and the sea, long inhabited by fishermen and their bars. Named for a colony of Southerners who migrated here in the 1950’s to work in the gas factory, Restaurante […]

Regional Profile – D.O. Cava

The other night, I was helping a friend out at her restaurant where they were hosting a large office party. To start off, the evening, everyone had a choice of either a Cosmopolitan or a glass of Cava. For the first half hour, people milled about drinking their beverage of […]

Bodega Profile – Bodegas Ficaria Vins – DO Montsant

Last weekend, Ryan and I climbed groggily onto a bus at midnight and spent the next seven hours steadily making our way from Madrid to Barcelona. The scenery consisted of primarily industrial signs and random dots of white lights in the distance signaling yet another little village spotting the Spanish […]