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Holiday Dessert Wines

With the holidays here, and time seemingly short, I thought I would rely on some old tasting notes. It’s pretty crazy around here, but I wanted to share with you one of my favorite holiday treats. It’s a classic, and not really a surprise, but this year I’ll give it […]

Grape Profile – Mencia

What is Mencia? It’s a grape on the rise right now in Spain, as a result of famous estates such as Dominio de Tares. Although, searching around the web will yield many results for information on this grape. So why do I find this grape to be worth taking note […]

Where is DO Ampurdan-Costa Brava?

She’s back! My wife and blossoming wine enthusiast, once again, adds a bit of her growing knowledge to my humble blog. Hope you all enjoy, and let her know you want more! Till soon, Ryan Opaz Last September, I had the privilege of spending two weeks biking throughout one of […]

Wines of Valdepeñas

DO Valdepeñas Consejo Regulador’s Address:Constitución, 23 13300 Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real Spain Telephone:+34 926-322-788 Fax: +34-926-321-054 Email: consejo@dovaldepenas.es On the Web: www.dovaldepenas.es Founded: 2000 Hectares of Vines: 29,272 ha Principal Grape Varieties: (w)Airén (r)Cencibel Grape Varieties Permitted: (w) Macabeo (r) Cabernet-Sauvignon, Garnacha Wines found in the UK and USA: Yes Val-de-who […]

Tempranillo: A Noble Wine Grape

Editor’s Note: Here is the next article in a series from my lovely wife Gabriella. This one focuses on her experiences learning about the wines that come from the grape Tempranillo. Currently she is gone for a month leading a bike tour, but when she returns expect more articles as […]

The Wine Harvest in Spain has Commenced!

Yesterday, I went down to [La Mancha->http://www.lamanchado.es/index_en.html] with a close friend of mine from Madrid. His goals were twofold: first, to pick up his kids from his parents, and second to introduce me to some winemakers and their vineyards. Obviously, I was game. Since my arrival in Spain, I’ve been […]