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  • Ribera del Duero VT: Revisited

    The Ribera del Duero, one of Spain’s premier regions for producing top quality wine, has undergone a bit of a revolution over the past two decades or so....


  • Pairing with Spanish Classics

    Sometimes one feels like a nut, sometimes one doesn’t. I may be reaching here, but I love the simplicity of this statement, and to paraphrase while...


  • Holiday Guide to Cava

    If your budget can’t afford Champagne, and you’ve had one too many glasses of prosecco this year, consider ringing in 2013 with Spain’s popular...


  • Cava and Other Sparklers

    Cava, Cava, Cava, Cava, Cava Chameleon. You come and go, you come and go. Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams, Red gold and green, red...


  • Top 9 Spanish Wines

    Spain is a huge country that produces tons of wine, but we often get caught up in tasting wines from only its most famous regions. I repeatedly hear what...


  • What the Hell is Monastrell?

    It’s a good question. Many people are not familiar with the grape, also known as Mourvedre, Mazuelo and Mataro. Also, a lot of producers aren’t...


  • Spain and Portugal Wine Pairings

    It’s funny how people like to stay within their comfort zones. When most of us get into wine, it’s usually a question of French or Italian. As we explore...


  • A Tale of Two Rivers

    Spain is an enchanted destination for all types of travelers. There are castles from the Middle Ages, celebrated works of contemporary architecture, rustic...


  • La Mancha's 2012 U.S. Road Shows

    Among vines and windmills...…the sun sets across a plain in La Mancha (Spain). It’s a place whose name escapes me, but a winemaking tradition continues...


  • Leap Year Wines

    You have an extra day, what will you celebrate with? I've given his some thought. My first idea was to recommend all Extra Dry and Extra Brut sparkling...


  • 5 Ways to Get Lost in Spain

    When we talk about Spanish wine, we talk about Tempranillo, Garnacha and Albarino, the heavy-hitters that make up some of the world's most profound and...


  • Cava to Toast With

    Cava is Spain’s answer to Champagne. A homegrown sparkler that undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle, just like Champagne, Cava is increasingly...


  • Rioja Gran Reserva

    When it comes to Rioja, there are no finer wines than the Gran Reservas or the rare Gran Reserva Especials. While I have mentioned that this classification...


  • Best Roses for August

    Rosé wines are always an early indication of a vintage’s promise. In the case of 2010, Spain enjoyed a fine growing season with sufficient rainfall and...


  • Top Spanish Roses

    Spanish rosés have always been an important part of the rosé world and are becoming even more so, which should not be surprising when one considers that...


  • Garnacha Wines

    It’s just Grenache in Spanish and you know what, that might be its mother tongue. What on earth am I talking about? Just that world traveler known as...


  • Verdejo Wines

    Verdejo, it’s one of Spain’s sadly ignored wines. Living in the shadow of Albarino and white Rioja, Verdejo has had a tough time of it. The truth is that...


  • Discovering Albarino

    With summer in full swing, it’s time to revisit our favorite white wines. One by one, I love to drink through the new releases every summer. For me there...


  • Albarino Reviews

    Albarino has been a hot grape over these past few years and is always welcome in my home. Taking a look at the current releases, I was looking for the...


  • Style and Design Spain

    When it comes to design, the Spaniards have never been shy. They have traditionally embraced all that is bold and experimental. Their melding of cultures and...


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