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Latest entries about Montilla-Moriles

Bidding Adieu to Old Favorites: Scholtz Hermanos Dessert Wine from Malaga

written by Quentin Sadler | 28th November 2011

It is never easy to say goodbye and to turn your back on a chapter of your past – parting always hurts and today I have to say two farewells. I have been writing about Spain and Spanish wines for Catavino, as well as my own blog,  for quite a while now, and sadly this will be my last...

Wines of Andalucia: On the Rise and Worthy of Far Greater Attention

written by Quentin Sadler | 2nd June 2011

I wish I was a winemaker, it seems such a wonderfully exciting, creative and honest thing to be. The skill and dedication required to make great wine beggars belief – the life consists of seriously hard work, but to the observer it seems attractive – idyllic even. Whenever I hear about mavericks who create little wine estates in particularly...
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Port Wine Tour with Ryan Opaz

Eager to taste a wide range of spectacular Port wine with a Knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood? Are you...

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Lisbon Culinary Experience

Meet the passionate people crafting old-school Portuguese food deep inside Lisbon’s traditional neighborhoods. Visit the traditional hole-in-the-wall bakeries famed for their...

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Barcelona Market Tour & Cooking Class

On this four hour Barcelona Cooking Class and Market Tour, you’ll have the rare opportunity to ease your way into...

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Pedro Ximenez: A Wine to Savour Over a Candlelit Dinner

written by Justin Roberts | 25th February 2009

Near the 14th of February, there is always the temptation to crack open a bottle of pink Champagne as inspiration for a post – but that’s all been done before, so I was keen to write about something different. My wife, a modern-day Barbara Cartland, suggested something romantic about wines with 14% alcohol. This was a sweet idea, but...

The Source of Pedro Ximénez: D.O. Montilla-Moriles

written by Guest Blogger | 16th January 2008

Editor’s Note: A short while ago, a friend, and cohort, of ours contributed a piece on the the region of Montilla Moriles, located in the southern political region of Andalusia; along with its indigenous grape, Pedro Ximenez. Being that PX is a wonderful wine to sip after dinner on a cold winter’s night, savoring those rich raisin and subtle...

Bodegas Alvear

written by Ryan Opaz | 1st September 2006

It has been 275 years since Don Diego de Alvear y Escalera, began in 1729 the production in the town of Montilla, region of Andalusia, Spain, the very first wines of Alvear. Since then, Alvear has continued to progress and develop in a harmonious manner. Eight generations of the family have over time made their contribution both in terms...
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