Denominacion De Origen Spain | Catavino - Part 14
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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 […]

TN – Scala Dei – DOC Priorat

Anytime I see a wine from the Priorato for under 20 euros, I tend to give it a try. Heck who am I kidding, I usually swipe it off the shelf and head home as quick as possible. The Priorato has a pricing problem, though not without good reason. Located in […]

Spittoon – Rioja In Retail Tasting

Just a quick find I wanted to make sure you all have a chance to check out. Andy over at [spittoon.biz->http://www.spittoon.biz] was able to make it to the recent Rioja in Retail wine tasting held in London. I point this out because he has posted some great tasting notes that […]

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: [email protected] 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 […]

Bodegas La Cigarrera – Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Last weekend I had the fortune of visiting one of the most important wine regions in Spain, historically speaking that is. San Lúcar de Barrameda is located on the southern coast of Spain at the point where the river Guadalaquivir runs into the Atlantic Ocean. What makes this city so […]

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 […]

Sherry 101 – Basics of this Noble Wine!

Recently, I have seen on the web a number of wine writers who have dismissed sherry as wine “not drunk by Spaniards” and better left to “Grandma at Christmas”. I’m shocked and a bit irked. Why has such a noble beverage taken a back seat in the world of wine? […]

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 […]