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La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos: The Extravegant Spanish Celebration of the 3 Kings

written by Gabriella Opaz | 6th January 2009

There is something deeply satisfying about parades. The anticipation among crowds of people standing hip to hip with children delicately propped on broad shoulders, all eager to hear the very first beat of the drum resonating inside their chests. I love seeing eyes grow wide as saucers as brightly colored faces beam smiles of excitement as each member of...

Iberian Reflections on 2008: We’ve Come a Long Way!

written by Ryan Opaz | 29th December 2008

It was 4 yrs ago today that Gabriella was packing the last of her clothes, running from store to store trying to get last minute items, and preparing herself for what by some accounts would be her biggest adventure to date. I was working at a small wine/beer/liquor store, and trying my best to conceal the fact that I...
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Catavino’s Favorite Trips of 2008 – It’s been a great Iberian Wine Year

written by Gabriella Opaz | 22nd December 2008

At the end of the year, I can’t help but look back and ask myself, “Have I done enough in my life? Have I truly accomplished the goals I’ve set out for, or have I let them slip to the wayside getting snug and comfortable in my safe daily routine”? If I’ve fallen in the latter, I give myself...

Part 1: Confessions of a Chinese Wine Consultant

written by Edward Ragg | 5th November 2008

Editor’s Note: As many of you know, we diverge from Iberian wine every now and again to give you new perspectives and experiences on wine from abroad. This week, our Chinese correspondent, Edward Ragg, of Dragon Phoenix Fine Wine Consulting gives his the first installment of his series on how he became a Chinese wine consultant in Beijing. First...

Blame it on Rioja, Or Maybe Not: How Not to Master Social Media

written by Ryan Opaz | 17th October 2008

Andrian Murcia, the author for Blame it on Rioja is a virtual friend to Catavino.net. That is to say, we have never met in person, but we have shared a lot of conversations online. His blog sponsored by the Vibrant Rioja campaign is full of good information and interesting takes on a region that only in the past year,...
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