Gastronomy | Catavino - Part 25
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Iberian Links from Around the Web

To start off our Friday links, I’d like to make a formal apology to a tiny bodega making incredible wine in Rioja. Although we had mentioned Bodegas Arranz-Argote in our Rioja report, we failed to put them in our buying guide as a “must find” wine. For that, we are […]

2005 Quinta do Vale Meão – Douro, Portugal

Last night was one of the first evenings, in quite some time, that we took a big break away from drinking La Rioja wines. Sigh…it felt magical to take a massive step to the right and look adoringly at the bottle of 2005 Quinta do Vale Meão sitting regally alongside […]

Catavino’s Rioja Report is Finished!!!!!!

Whoo hooo! We did it! We’ve finally released our best newsletter to date, or so we humbly believe. Having started this adventure last November with a full report on Port wines, followed by a second newsletter on Spanish Cava wines, we are ecstatic to announce our third newsletter on La […]

UK is number one market for Spanish Wines

According to this article UK is number one market for Spanish Wines – Talking Retail, there is good news for Spanish wine in the UK. Sounds great. Sounds important, but I would say that this is only half the story. Spain is the third largest producer of wine in world, […]

WBW#44 – Cabernet Franc

Image from WikipediaThis month, the King of Wine Video World is our host of Wine Blog Wednesday, Gary Vay-ner-chuck. Two weeks ago, Gary put forth on his tiny Wine vlogging project the theme of this month’s WBW would be Cabernet Franc from France. “Not too difficult,” we thought rather glibly. […]

Catavino moves to a more precise 1000 point scale

We know that we’ve bitched and complained since the start about our distaste for the now ubiquitous 100pt scale popularized by Robert Parker. We’ve whined about how it was not fair, nor possible to give wines a rating where we had to choose between 90pts and 89pts. Can a wine […]

Iberian Links around the Web

Having been over a month since we’ve provided you a comprehensive list of fun links to check out, we thought the time had finally come send your mouse a clickin’. Additionally, as we’re preparing for a mega grill out tomorrow afternoon among friends, each bringing their own item for the […]