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The Wine Harvest in Spain has Commenced!

Yesterday, I went down to [La Mancha->http://www.lamanchado.es/index_en.html] with a close friend of mine from Madrid. His goals were twofold: first, to pick up his kids from his parents, and second to introduce me to some winemakers and their vineyards. Obviously, I was game. Since my arrival in Spain, I’ve been […]

Granacha Blanca Makes Great Wine

In Spain, Garnacha Blanca has remained an important varietal, albeit minor, lending both body and fruit to the white wines of [Alella->http://www.doalella.com/], [Priorato->http://www.winesfromspain.com/icex/cda/controller/pageGen/0,3346,1549487_4946338_4944445_1108_-1,00.html], [Tarragona->http://www.winesfromspain.com/icex/cda/controller/pageGen/0,3346,1549487_4946338_4944445_1127_-1,00.html], [Navarra->http://www.vinonavarra.com/] and [Rioja->http://www.riojawine.com/]. While wonderful for backing up rich white blends, with better wine making technology some winemakers have learned to make quality wines from Granacha Blanca all by itself.

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 […]

I’m Back!

I’m not sure I knew what I was getting into when I started this site. Not knowing anything about web-design, or CSS, I naively thought this would be a fun way to talk about Spanish and Portuguese wine with the world at large. What I failed to realize is that […]

Wine Survey at FERMENTATIONS

Make sure to look at this survey on the blog FERMENTATIONS. Not only is it informative, but it also really opened my eyes as to the perspective people have about Spanish wines. Of the 216 people who took the survey, you can be sure that every single one probably has […]

Rejadorada

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to find myself in Toro – a small town located in the Castile y León region of Spain – which is one of the most exciting up and coming wine regions. Known for their Tempranillos, or Tinto de Toro as they call it, […]

Interview with Roy Hersh

It was about 3 years ago that I first started visiting the bulletin board over at erobertparker.com. At that time, I was just starting to fall in love with wine, and I found this forum to be a good place to ask questions that I couldn’t find answers to elsewhere. […]

Rosé’s of Navarra

I went to a tasting a couple of days ago at [Lavinia->http://www.lavinia.es/dsp/?disp=home.HomeDispatcher&Code1=1789460937&Code2=169] in Madrid and had the chance to try about a dozen wines – some great and some not so hot. Currently, the weather here is down-right balmy, and when the temperature gets this hot, my mind tends to […]