Penedés | Catavino - Part 3
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!
Jose Pizzaro

Tag Archives: Penedés

The Mainstay of Cava Wine: Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel.lo

Well, we could begin with the obvious, bubbles! Bubbles are fun. They’re playful. And they make every occasion just a touch more festive and cheerful. Each time you’re poured a glass of Cava, you can’t help but find yourself entranced by their journey from the bottom to the top of […]

The End of Port and the Beginning of Cava

Hah! How about these photos to wake you out of your lazy Monday slumber! Makes you think twice before making a big toothy grin at someone after drinking a few glasses of port, doesn’t it? Ahhh, but it’s worth it. If you should find yourself with a purple tongue from […]

Cavatast 2007

What is it about a jam packed weekend of activity that can create such a deep feeling of satisfaction inside me? Granted, spending time around the house can be equally fulfilling, but hiking to the summit of Montserrat Mountain called Sant Jeroni standing 1,236 meters (4,055 feet) above sea-level on […]

Wine Blog Wednesday – Naked Chardonnay

Although we have promised you a complete month of Portuguese wine, we will be taking a quick break today as a result of Wine Blog Wednesday. The theme, unoaked Chardonnay, is a subject we would have loved to have covered with a Portuguese wine, but unfortunately we don’t have one […]

Chapter 2: Cataluña

When I first took on this project, I thought it was my duty as a writer to give you all that juicy information that lies within each chapter, but what’s the point of my writing you exactly what’s in the book if you can just read it and get the […]

Iberamerica Wine Tasting

July 1st means the last day to submit my entry to Joan Gómez Pallarès’s Iberamerica Wine Tasting on his blog, Devinis. He asked us all to select one monovarietal red wine that is characteristic of my region that is valued under 15 Euros, or 20 Dollars. Being a little ill […]

Xarel.lo Classic 2006, Bodega Albet i Noya

After having powerful reds that knock you off your chair like a Tempranillo or a Garnacha, it was a pleasure to open up a bottle of white Xarel.lo that offered the perfect accompaniment to our meal: chicken gyros with an avocado tomato salsa and greek yogurt sauce. Bodega Albet i […]

2004 Viladellops (D.O. Penedes, Spain)

Last night, we opened a bottle of the 2004 Viladellops from D.O. Penedes. A simple rustic looking sunflower adorns the label with the name of the wine placed to the right of the sunflower. The bright yellow flower bleeds into the lettering slowing changing to a metallic silver by the […]

2005 Miguel Torres S.A. Penedès Waltraud

2005 Miguel Torres S.A. Penedès Waltraud – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (12/7/2006)The nose is classic riesling with a some honey, light earth and faint petrol. Light gold in color and fully dry with a lemon profile in the mouth. Being a bit austere I would search out foods for this one […]

2005 Miguel Torres S.A. Penedès Fransola

2005 Miguel Torres S.A. Penedès Fransola – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (12/7/2006)Light gold in color, the nose jumps out of the glass with cut grass, and pear coming to mind. The mouth feel is soft with a medium acidity and a somewhat flat finish. Very herbal in the mouth with nice […]