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Tag Archives: Wine Education

Portugal’s Wine Demarcation

As a result of our recent trip to Portugal, we figured the best way to start off the month is by offering a basic road map to Portuguese wine. We have given you several articles in the past on the grape varietals, the Portuguese wine label and some specific wineries, […]

Story Map

As of recent, we’ve been fortunate enough to hear from you all, which has been great because it shows that we are providing a useful tool to learn about Portuguese and Spanish wines. However, there is one particular line of questioning that I would like to turn our attention to, […]

Organic Spanish Wines Fight the Sulfite Battle

Sulfite Structure – image via  ORGANIC WINES FIGHT THE SULFITES BATTTLE or WHAT! THIS IS ORGANIC? “Get out your un-bleached, hypoallergenic, 100% soy, macrobiotic light-sabers!”, said the organic wine, “we’re going into battle”. No, it’s not what you think. If you live in Boulder, Colorado, home of everything organic, you […]

Interpreting the Port Wine Label

For me, there is something heavenly, almost sinful, about tasting a glass of port. The urge for a deep ruby or vintage port gets especially intense whenever the temperature drops, a warm fire is roaring before me and a pungent sharp aroma of a Cabrales blue cheese beckons me towards […]

Bud Break is Upon Us

Bud break is here! Bud break? What do you mean by “bud break”? Bud break is the time of year when the small buds on the previously dormant vines begin to swell with sap and nutrients, whereby pushing forth the new tendril vines and small leaves starting the busiest eight […]