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Pruning & Trellising Iberia: How Spanish and Portuguese Grapes Get Their Lush Insides

Editor’s note: We’ve provided viticultural perspectives specific to both Spain and Portugal after Raymond’s article from renowned Spanish wine author, John Radford; Portuguese winemaker, Rui Reguinga; and Port winemaker, Oscar Quevedo. For many of us, this is a particularly cold winter and not one during which we would consider venturing […]

Raventos i Blanc: A Flashback to the Founding Fathers of Cava

Editor’s Note: In December of 2008, Ryan and I visited Raventos i Blanc in DO Cava for our newsletter dedicated to Spanish Cava, in addition to conducting an interview by phone with patriarch, Manuel Raventos. Consequently, we’ve decided to post the article with occasional highlights inserted in gray from my […]

NV Rimarts Brut Reserva and DO Cava’s New Image

At the end of March, we threw a little shindig for Ryan on his birthday consisting of wine, mounds of grilled butifarra and dozen friends. And with the appropriate social graces, many of our friends came bearing gifts, all looking distinctly similar to a bottle of wine. Clearly, they had […]

Quiz! 13 Facts about Cava Wine

Yesterday, we traveled two hours due west by train to Villafranca del Penedes, where met with the regulating council of Cava in order to provide you the nitty gritty on what does and does not constitute a Cava wine. However, in light of our meeting, we quickly realized that Cava […]