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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 – 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 – 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 […]
2001 Miguel Torres S.A. Cabernet Sauvignon Penedès Mas La Plana – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (12/7/2006)Intense deep reddish purple in color. The nose is complex showing, chocolate, clove, green pepper, spices, and black currents. Rich int eh mouth but with fine tannins, and a finish that lingers for more that 30seconds. […]
The earth, the breeze, the sun and the clean Mediteranean air make Subirats a unique place to grow vines. Like their ancestors, Eudald Massana Noya is the ninth generation of wine producers to closely work with the land in Sant Pau d’Ordal (Subirats). And as a result of our nurturing a biodynamic culture to ensure sound ecological practices, we have been accepted as a member of the Catalan Council of Agrarian Production Ecological CCPA (Council of Catalan Ecological Agrarian Producers).