I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
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Tag Archives: Jumilla

Eric Solomon, Catavino, Twitter and You

Today, we have an announcement. This Thursday, if the planets align and Twitter stays live for more then 10 minutes,  we’ll be tasting wines with the prestigious wine importer, Eric Solomon of European Cellars and the new online wine retailer Binendswine.com. When I started in wine, 10 years ago, Eric’s […]

TN – Casa de la Ermita Crianza and Petite Verdot

I would be hard pressed to find a more agreeable wine producing region than Jumilla. Adventurous, avant garde wines being made with grapes less commonly found in Spain mixed with Spanish grapes such as Monastrell that has been making its comeback for years but that always seems to miss out on the glory. A red, very sweet grape, Monastrell makes deeply colored wines characterized by a high alcoholic content and often a cherry liqueur kind of undertone.

Primer 2005 – Carbonic Maceration

Carbonic Maceration: A winemaking technique used to produce light, fruity red wines with a distinctive character. This definition taken from [Answers.com->http://www.answers.com/topic/carbonic-maceration?method=5&linktext=carbonic%20maceration] goes on to explain the process with which this “light fruity wine” is made. Last month, I wrote about my experience drinking a Carbonic Macerated [Spanish wine->http://www.catavino.net/archives/242/2005/12/10/], terrified that […]