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Madrid: Which Wineries You Can Visit By Train?

Madrid is not only an incredible city for gastronomy, architecture and music, it’s also a brilliant base for day trips to vineyards! Hard to imagine, right?! But what most people don’t know is that Madrid is just a few hours from stunning country! Simply by jumping on the train or city […]

10 Must Try Spanish Wines of 2014

It’s not the first time I’ve defended that one of Spain’s greatest cultural assets is its diversity. From the simple charm of a whitewashed town in the sierras of Andalucía, to the cosmopolitan appeal of cultural capitals like Barcelona -and everything in between-, there’s something here for everyone. And a […]

A 4 Day Whirlwind Wine Adventure Through Castilla y León

Having just walked in the door from a rather intense 4 day tour through Castilla y León, or Castile y León, I’m teetering a precarious line between feeling a surge of passionate energy to share everything I’ve seen and experienced on this trip and feeling utterly drained from going on […]

Palacio de Bornos

Seven years before the Rueda region was granted D.O.status, Antonio Sanz decided to open his own winery there. He is the owner and winemaker at Bodegas Palacio de Bornos and is a man with great passion and foresight. He realized the potential of the area’s soil and climate and how […]

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 […]

2005 Alvarez y Diez Rueda Mantel Blanco

2005 Alvarez y Diez Rueda Mantel Blanco – Spain, Castilla y León, Rueda (8/2/2006)The nose shows green apple straight away followed by light honey notes, mustiness and a bit of cat pee. Overall the nose is forceful but a bit restrained as far as nuance. In the mouth the acidity […]

Verdejo

A high quality white grape, also known as Rueda Superior, is primarily grown in the D.O. Rueda. It typically produces a well structured and well balanced white wine as a result of its good acidity. Verdejo is both herbaceous and aromatic, generally known for its nutty flavors with hints of […]