This is a thumbnail that you may click on to see at full size the stunningly BORING and non newsworthy newsletter that I receive about once a month from the Spanish government put in charge of “promoting” Spanish wine. If you go over to Wines from Spain and request it […]
Normally, for this post, we sift through the news during the week, intently looking for interesting tidbits to share with you, but this week panned out a bit differently than I anticipated. Rather than find juicy information on importing laws or market trends, I instead, found several suggestions from other […]
Tasting both Old and New Spanish Wines from Catalonia In the Dining and Wine Edition of the New York Times, we found a great article about a Spanish wine tasting in New York on wines from our home-region of Catalunya. Eric Asimov writes of his recent experience tasting 23 bottles […]
2007 New Wave Spanish Wine Awards As you know, Ryan and I aren’t enormous fans of wine competitions, as a result of wineries needing to pay to get their wines into the competition instead of merit, but we think it would a disservice to you if we didn’t give you […]
Torres China is an e-commerce site marketed towards the 100 billion Chinese Internet interested in purchasing their wines online. Now with the help of Baron Philippe Rothschild, who recently bought 10 percent of the company, projected figures are expected to increase beyond the 54.4% growth seen in 2006. Personally, I just hope this doesn’t mean a decrease in sake consumption.
Worldwide Tasting! Get this, Joan Gómez Pallarès, founder of De Vinis.blogspot.com, has decided to conduct an international virtual tasting. Influenced by Wine Blog Wednesday, he’s decided to extend this incredible idea across cultural and physical boundaries to include anyone who has a vested interest in participating. Here are the rules […]
Editors note: Last article, I complained about press releases that did nothing to give people information that is of use. On the other hand, sometimes there is a release with information that we can benefit from. I found this and thought you might find interesting. Port Wine and Catalonian Creativity: […]
The other day I found this article: ["Estimations of Vintage"->http://www.enologo.com/estudios/vendimia/v2005.html], in Spanish, at the site of the [Federación Española de Asociaciones de Enólogos->http://www.enologo.com]. Unfortunately it was all in Spanish, so after some struggle and with a little help from a friend, I am proud to offer part one of three […]