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Tag Archives: Spain

TN – Fructuoso 2002

Have you ever opened a bottle of wine, poured yourself a small sample and a smile slowly crept across your face. What meets your olfactory receptors is a mix of fruit, spice and everything nice. In fact, you find your nose lodged so deep into the glass that you seem […]

Primer 2005 – Carbonic Maceration

Carbonic Maceration: A winemaking technique used to produce light, fruity red wines with a distinctive character. This definition taken from Answers.com goes on to explain the process with which this “light fruity wine” is made. Last month, I wrote about my experience drinking a Carbonic Macerated Spanish wine, terrified that I […]

Spanish and Portuguese Schist!

What is Schist? To answer that question, I found a great article about Schist, written by Bill Nesto, MW. Everything you could possibly want to know about this soil type can be explained in the previous article. However, I want to talk about Schist from the perspective of taste. A […]

Rioja Wine Sales are up!

The exportation of wine from Rioja have grown by 3.3% in the first ten months of 2005, relative to the previous year. The sales amounted to 56.3 million litres, according to the Grupo de Criadores y Exportadores de Vinos de Rioja (Group of Breeders and Exporters of Wines of Rioja)… […]

Cava for the New Year

Another year come and gone as we head into the biggest day for consuming sparkling wines. For most people, Champagne will be the wine of choice with bright stars bubbling up in the glass as we count down to the New Year. Not a bad choice either, but we’d like […]

Grapes

As the year winds down, and we look over our shoulders at the year behind us, we realized how much information Catavino has provided. Therefore, in the coming days, we’ll be linking you back to some of the early articles that Gabriella and I feel merit revisiting. For those of […]

Holiday Dessert Wines

With the holidays here, and time seemingly short, I thought I would rely on some old tasting notes. It’s pretty crazy around here, but I wanted to share with you one of my favorite holiday treats. It’s a classic, and not really a surprise, but this year I’ll give it […]