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Who is on Snooth currently? Are you new, experienced, professional?

Original post by napagirl68, Aug 18, 2012.

I used to spend a LOT of time on snooth, but a job assignment took me away for awhile.  I am seeing some new faces, and some old.  As one who is catching up, I would like to hear from some new people here.   I think/hope we all share not only a love for wine, but a desire to share our experience.  Welcome, new Snoothers!

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Reply by Fenderbaum, Sep 20, 2012.

Hey Foxall. I, like you, am completely enamoured with Spanish wines. I am also far from being an expert! Living in Barcelona I have really tried to restrict my tasting experiences to the area. I'm a believer in the Zulu Principle, not sure if you've heard of it. Priorat is obviously the big name here but there are a few other upstarts getting into the act in a big way. I was lucky enough to attend a wine fair in the Tarragona area which is a few miles south of Barcelona along the coast. It really is a place to look out for in the future in my opinion. Lots of small, well run vineyards like Josep Foraster in the Conca de Barbera, that I was fortunate enough to visit this year. Their olive oil is also to die for but that's another story!

Reply by Richard Foxall, Sep 20, 2012.

Thanks for that, and if you don't mind I will abbreviate your handle FB.  GregT is probably the biggest expert here on Spanish wines, he even imports them on the side, but there are lots of enthusiasts like us.  Lots of values, familiar kinds of tastes, and really age-worthy tempranillos at prices that other age-worthy wines have a hard time matching.  A lot to like.  I know others will be looking forward to posts about your trips to less well known regions.  It's been a little hit or miss for me outside the better established DOs--I've done well with RdD and Rioja, even lower end Priorat. 

I'm also looking forward to hearing more about the olive oil.  What we eat is a big part of our wine adventure, and I do a lot of pimientos de padron (I grow them), but finding real Spanish Olive Oil is not that easy.  Luckily, I have a Spanish Table store nearby and a gift certificate, so help me use it!

Reply by Arnie Crawford, Sep 20, 2012.

I really enjoy a great glass of wine.  Some are better then others but, have never had a bad glass.  I have studied wine the last 20 years but, still seem to like some of the simple ones.

Reply by shempxyz, Sep 22, 2012.

I am new to here and new to wines.  I liked Asti Spumante my entire drinking life but not much else in wines.  A recent trip to San Francisco followed up by a bus trip that was optional but included with our ticket to museums package lead us to Madonna Estates and just a wonderful experience.  I found that sweet Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, and Muscal Canelli wines were a lot like the sweet bubbly I love and so I started in on the sweeter grapes.  It's been about a month since that trip and I have discovered that I am near at least eight wineries within 30 minutes of my house here in the east.  I also found a club where I can travel for 45 minutes and order, press, ferment, barrell, age etc my own grapes with a bunch of others who are fascinated with the process of wine making.  There is so much to learn and so much fun to have!  Glad to be here

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