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Bodega Profile – José Sousa

On my recent trip to the Alentejo, as I was driving through the small town of Reguengos on my way to José Sousa’s, it occurred to me that the city wasn’t surrounded by an enormous stone wall, or even a castle for that matter – a major abnormality in Portugal. […]

Grape Profile – Alicante Bouschet

Common Names: Alicante Bouschet (Portugal) Garnacha Tintorera (Spain) – Dark juiced hybrid grape that can produce deep dark wines, with spice, rich fruit and a gentle earthiness. Trivia fact number one: Most red grapes have white juice! This is best illustrated by the fact that most wines from Champagne are […]

Grape Profile – Mencia

What is Mencia? It’s a grape on the rise right now in Spain, as a result of famous estates such as Dominio de Tares. Although, searching around the web will yield many results for information on this grape. So why do I find this grape to be worth taking note […]

Bodega Liberalia

Last week I was able to take a one day trip up to the DO Toro located 2 hours North of Madrid. I met with two bodegas, one of which I’ll tell you about in a later article. This particular article is based on my short visit to Bodegas Liberalia. […]

Tempranillo: A Noble Wine Grape

Editor’s Note: Here is the next article in a series from my lovely wife Gabriella. This one focuses on her experiences learning about the wines that come from the grape Tempranillo. Currently she is gone for a month leading a bike tour, but when she returns expect more articles as […]

Interpreting the Spanish Wine Label

The Spanish Label at First Glance Deep earthy browns, oranges and reds. Strong bold letters celebrating both history and culture. Elegance and beauty displayed in the gold detailing. Tradition. Pride. After 30 years of being a closed culture under Franco, it is of no surprise that their labels express both […]

Rejadorada

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to find myself in Toro – a small town located in the Castile y León region of Spain – which is one of the most exciting up and coming wine regions. Known for their Tempranillos, or Tinto de Toro as they call it, […]

Interview with Roy Hersh

It was about 3 years ago that I first started visiting the bulletin board over at erobertparker.com. At that time, I was just starting to fall in love with wine, and I found this forum to be a good place to ask questions that I couldn’t find answers to elsewhere. […]