Wine | Catavino - Part 49
Catavino keeps you current not only with the remarkable wine developments in Spain and Portugal, two of the most dynamic wine producers on the planet, but you'll learn about food trends, new dishes and restaurants and the ancient and modern cultures on the Iberian Peninsula. And you may not notice it, but Catavino also happens to be one of smoothest designed websites you'll have the pleasure of visiting.
Doug Frost MS/MW http://dougfrost.com

Tag Archives: Wine

Gulas and Txakoli

Editor’s Note: Once again, Janelle Norman joins us from the bustling city of Madrid to share with us her first experience eating the traditional Basque dish called, gulas. I first tried gulas at a Basque friend’s house. As he showed me how to cook these imitation baby eels, he reminisced […]

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 […]

Brut vs Brut Nature: Where Ignorance is the Only Winner

Yesterday, we met with Raventos i Blanc, a winery whose history and property is directly tied to Cava. I won’t reveal much about the winery, as we’re working on a bodega profile as we speak (read more), but I will say that both their winery and their products are second […]

Link Bait or Ignorance? A Reporter Gets Spanish Wine Wrong

Thanks to our friend Richard at a Passionate Foodie, I was pointed to an article that made me laugh, and then cry, and then realize that I had been duped by some clever Link Baiting. The article is titled, Spain’s Wines Fall Short of their Potential and is written by […]

The Mainstay of Cava Wine: Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel.lo

Well, we could begin with the obvious, bubbles! Bubbles are fun. They’re playful. And they make every occasion just a touch more festive and cheerful. Each time you’re poured a glass of Cava, you can’t help but find yourself entranced by their journey from the bottom to the top of […]

Freixenet – Money Wasted or Money Well Spent?

A few days ago, there was a post on the wine blog, Tempranillo, pointing me to the new Martin Scorsese movie commissioned by Freixnet, the largest Cava producer in Spain, to promote their wine Carta Nevada Reserva. Here’s the flick on YouTube, though from what I can tell, it was […]

Port – Uncovering this Hidden Treasure in the Algarve

Editor’s Note: Our newest contribution is from Eddie and Moses, founders of the recently created blog, The Algarve Buzz. If you haven’t had a chance to peruse their blog, I highly suggest doing so. The Algarve Buzz is not only an incredibly attractive site filled with interesting and well-written articles […]

Iberian Links around the Web

Thanksgiving has now come and gone. The delicious smell of garlic mashed potatoes drifting throughout the house has been replaced with Turkey sandwiches. The screeches of playful children running gleefully under foot is now a faint memory as normalcy has settled back into the house. And kitschy paper Turkeys so […]

Thanksgiving in Terrassa, Spain

Being an ex-pat in Spain, we don’t have the luxury of a Thursday off to celebrate Turkey Day. We still wake up early, go to work, and have no contact with family other than a late afternoon phone call. Our turkey comes this Sunday, when a bunch of Barcelona ex-pats […]