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Malvasia de Sitges: A grape born from mercenaries and knights

Hundreds of years before Catalunya became part of Spain, the land was under the control of the Crown of Aragon; a kingdom that stretched from the Iberian peninsula through southern France, modern-day Italy, and as even as far as Greece. Without a standing army, conquests and vengeance were exacted in the […]

WBW #71 – Rhônes not from the Rhône

This week’s Wine Blog Wednesday is brought to us by Tim Elliot, who chose the theme: Rhones not from the Rhone. A perfectly suitable topic for Catavino, as the Rhône just might owe a considerable amount of its fame and fortune to its southern neighbor, Spain! With the exception of Syrah […]

Varietally Incorrect

As a wine geek/wine blogger/wino, one of the questions I often get from my non-geek friends is what I mean when I say a wine is “varietally correct”. It often comes up when someone brings over a wine to our house that they wish our opinion on. Often times the […]