Ribera Del Duero | Catavino - Part 5
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 http://www.josepizarro.com

Tag Archives: Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero to become DOCa – WHOooPEEE

Spain’s Ribera del Duero region is set to receive upgraded status to a Denominacion de Origen Calificada (DOCa) in 2008.   Upon being awarded DOCa certification, the northern region will join the ranks of Rioja and Priorat – the only other two regions to currently hold this status. Ok, so […]

Iberian Wine Myth Busters – Why Vintage Doesn’t Matter

“Vintage of the Century!” “Terrible vintage across the board!” Vintage, Vintage Vintage! UGHHHHHHHHH, enough already!!! What exactly does vintage mean anyway? Does it even matter? Should you care? With the fear of being chided, goaded, spurned, and in the end, dismissed by all my “geek” friends, I am willing to […]

Short intro to Ribera del Duero

Aranda de Duero is a town located approximately 2 hours from everything. When I was visiting Aranda this past week, my friendly guide summed it up simply by stating, “Aranda de Duero is two hours from Madrid, just over two hours from Santander, two hours from Rioja and two hours from […]

I’m alive!

Just wanted to post a quick note to say I’m still here. I just got back from a 2 day trip to Ribera del Duero where I visited two bodegas and talked with a new wine tour company. I had a great time and I will have write ups on […]

Tempranillo: A Noble Wine Grape

Editor’s Note: Here is the next article in a series from my lovely wife Gabriella. This one focuses on her experiences learning about the wines that come from the grape Tempranillo. Currently she is gone for a month leading a bike tour, but when she returns expect more articles as […]

Interpreting the Spanish Wine Label

The Spanish Label at First Glance Deep earthy browns, oranges and reds. Strong bold letters celebrating both history and culture. Elegance and beauty displayed in the gold detailing. Tradition. Pride. After 30 years of being a closed culture under Franco, it is of no surprise that their labels express both […]