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Tag Archives: Denominacion de Origen Spain

Cavatast 2007

What is it about a jam packed weekend of activity that can create such a deep feeling of satisfaction inside me? Granted, spending time around the house can be equally fulfilling, but hiking to the summit of Montserrat Mountain called Sant Jeroni standing 1,236 meters (4,055 feet) above sea-level on […]

2005 Meritxell Palleja Nita

They say that August and September are our rainy seasons in Catalunya, but after the past four days of continual rain, I’m guessing that October will give the weather forecasters a run for their money. The mornings have brought waves upon waves of thick heavy clouds rolling over the mountains, […]

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 […]

Chardonnay in Chardonnay

So often Chardonnay gets a bad rap. ABC, anything but Chardonnay, is a common mantra in many blogs and wine websites. When done right Chardonnay can make some of the most beautiful wines, and so in tribute to what is a sometimes an overly hyped and sometimes overly criticized grape […]