Wine | Catavino - Part 47
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Blends, Blends, Blends, a short unscheduled wine commentary!

Selling wine is an exercise in repetition. Regardless of the topic, every good salesman has a handful of educational tidbits sitting their back pocket, cataloged and ready for the next customer to ask them what “corked” means, or “do European wines have more sulfites”, or the fact their uncle told […]

Catavino is in Oporto Judging Wine @ Essencia do Vinho

Sitting in the lobby of the Hotel Infante de Sagres in the heart of Oporto, we’ve finally had a moment to relax after spending the day tasting some absolutely fantastic wines at the Essencia do Vinho, a Portuguese wine tasting put on by both Vini Portugal and Blue Wine Magazine. […]

What is the Flavor of Rioja?

When we first decided to commit two months to La Rioja wine, I had a lot of concerns. First, I didn’t know how we were going to cover the subject in such a short amount of time with important events not La Rioja related thrown into the mix. The answer […]

How do Americans View the Emblematic Region of Rioja?

Editor’s Note: For those of you unfamiliar with Adrian Murcia, he’s our Rioja expert with one foot planted firmly on both sides of the Atlantic. Living in New York as a sommelier, writer and educator, he’s dedicated his blog, Blame It on Rioja, to journal his experiences tasting Rioja wines, […]

The Catavino Rioja Epic Continues!

Having just walked into our hotel five minutes ago as the clock struck 9:30pm, I feel like a decade has slipped through our fingers. Over the past three days traveling throughout Rioja, we’ve seen one of the oldest and most traditional; one of the newest and most technologically advanced; one […]

An Aussie’s Take on Rioja Wine

Editor’s Note: As we have been exploring Rioja throughout the month, we realized that this legendary region has not only infused itself throughout Spain, but throughout the world as a whole. From east to west, and north to south, people around the world have been boasting about the classic wines […]