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Spanish Wine 101- A starting point for Spanish Wine Lovers

With more than two thousand years of grape growing and winemaking history, and as the country with the largest planted surface of vineyards in the world, approaching Spanish wines for the first time can be quite intimidating. Different regions, climates, varieties, regulations,… yield different styles that can gratify very divergent […]

Learning the Language of Wine: A Musical Revelation

Last weekend, I had the very last minute privilege of attending the Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, or OBC), where I saw the second half of “The Knight of the Rose” by Strauss. Having received a free ticket from the very sweet […]

Final Thoughts Regarding Wine Future 2009

As you all know, Ryan and I went to Wine Future with a team of 4 additional people: Michael Oudyn, Raymond Magourty, Eduardo Benito and Juan Manuel Gonzalvo. Robert McIntosh was also a key player on our team, adding an immense amount to the Live Blog and Twitter stream, while […]

How to Read a Rioja Wine Label

This article is not only written for those of you who feel a little skittish around foreign terms like crianza and gran reserva, but also for those self-proclaimed wine experts who think they’ve got the Spanish nomenclature of aging down flat. In Iberia, terminology is defined by each Denominacion de […]

Catavino, Supposedly, was Never in Jerez

Hey Everyone! You know how we’ve been chatting about our Sherry experience in Jerez, spending 3 days completely immersed in information about Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado and Oloroso? Well, guess what? We, evidently, weren’t there! I assume that you’re scratching your head right now saying, “Uh, Gabriella, I’m a little confused. […]