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Tag Archives: freixenet

The Alchemy of Crafting Spanish Wine for Sushi

Massive wine corporations and cynical marketing strategems don’t get great press these days but perhaps we should spare a thought for Grupo Freixenet and their Oroya Sushi wine. Freixenet and Sushi wine, I hear you cry, whatever next? But I’ve got quite a bit of time for it – in […]

Alimentaria: A Food and Wine Adventure in Barcelona

If you’ve been following our massive influx of videos, tweets, flickr photos or articles, you’re savvy to our past weeks adventure where we brought a handful of bloggers to Barcelona from around the the world to experience Spain’s largest food and wine conferences called, Alimentaria. With the support of INCAVI, DO […]

Spanish Cava: The Anytime, Anywhere, with Anyone, Wine

Warning: dead horse about to be beaten for the upteenth time. Spain’s famous sparkling libation is a recurring theme here at the Catavino homestead. Cava should always be considered when planning a meal, an event, or simply watching B movies and eating popcorn on a Wednesday night. Here at Catavino […]

Barcelona: Which Wineries You Can Visit By Train

Quite often, we receive requests from people visiting Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon or Oporto, as to which wineries they can visit by train, taxi or foot. Our responses have commonly been, “Good question! And to be quite honest, I don’t know!” Well, maybe Oporto is the exception, as you have a […]

Global Economic Crisis and Spanish Wine, Portugal Pay Attention

I received today a press release that I want to discuss with the caveat that you please provide feedback and thoughts in the comments. FEV, The Spanish Wine Federation, is a private group dedicated to tracking, promoting and defending the image of Spanish wine both nationally and abroad. In Spanish, […]

Iberian Links Around the Web

Why is it that every time I write this post, I feel like I am announcing the title for a marvel comics series. In a deep echoing voice, I imagine myself with a cape and megaphone, shouting “Liiiinks Aroouuund theee Weeeeeb!!” while keeping my right hand raised high with a […]

Bodega Profile – Freixenet – DO Cava

Years ago, while working as the assistant restaurant manager for the Nicollet Island Inn, a swanky hotel situated on an island in the heart of Minneapolis, I had a rather unique experience debating as to whether Freixenet was a Champagne or a Cava. As three very inquisitive and rather bull-headed, […]

Freixenet – Money Wasted or Money Well Spent?

A few days ago, there was a post on the wine blog, Tempranillo, pointing me to the new Martin Scorsese movie commissioned by Freixnet, the largest Cava producer in Spain, to promote their wine Carta Nevada Reserva. Here’s the flick on YouTube, though from what I can tell, it was […]