Navarre (English /nəˈvɑr/; Spanish: Navarra; Basque: Nafarroa), officially the Chartered Community of Navarre (Spanish: Comunidad Foral de Navarra [komuniˈðað foˈɾal de naˈβara]; Basque: Nafarroako Foru Komunitatea [nafaroako foɾu komunitatea]), is an autonomous community in northern Spain, bordering the Basque Country, La Rioja, and Aragon in Spain and Aquitaine in France. The capital city is Pamplona (or Iruña in Basque).
Posts about Navarra
    • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

      The best part of Halloween is seeing the costumes. At a party, you never know what people will dress as. Last week-end I saw a zombie Fred Flintstone, an Oompa Loompa and a Spy vs. Spy. But the most surprising costumes were the Downton Abbey couple. She was dressed as a chauffeur and he as the maid, the 6′ 5”, full-bearded maid. Part of the fun of costumes parties are the surprises.

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    • Wine of the Week 26 – a deliciously tangy white

      My Wine of the Week is a wine that I have actually written about before, different vintages though, but I always enjoy it so much and it so interesting and refreshingly different that it’s always worth another mention. Earlier in the week I was invited to a wonderful wine dinner hosted by Joanna Simon.

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  • Homage to Catalonia

    I was invited to attend a tasting of mostly Catalan wines yesterday. They were an interesting bunch. When not made in a jammy, extracted, oaky style the wines can be fantastic with genuine personality. Raventós i Blanc Xarel.lo Silencis 2013 Unfiltered and therefore hazy. Leesy and citric aromas bring life to the neutral fruit.

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  • Navarra, a Spanish Soujourn

    … Inurrieta Mediodia Rosado ~ Garnacha ~ SRP: $12.99 OVERALL: A hearty rose, this very tasty wine reminded me of the days when I’d be picking raspberries at Sabattus Lake on a hot July day; it was a great break from morning water skiing (with all the others out there), with refreshing, yet very flavorful components. It was fun to go back in time…

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  • Wine of the Week 13 – another Spanish gem

    … Beautifully tended vineyards at Viña Magaña. Photo from Olé Imports. It must be the Summer making me think of Spain. Whatever the reason though, this week’s Wine of the Week is a gem of a wine and great value for money too, so perfect Wine of the Week material. It comes from the wonderful, if under appreciated, region of Navarra. As I have…

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  • Wine of the Week 11 – a great barbecue wine

    … Nekeas Valley. It’s turning out to be quite a good summer here in the UK, so I thought it would be nice to have a Wine of the Week that would be delicious with a barbecue in the garden. Yet again it is a wine from the Spanish region of Navarra, which is a place that I love as it produces a dazzling array of very different, but good quality…

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  • Wine of the Week 10 – a touch of Spanish elegance

    … J. Chivite Family Estates vineyards. Recently I have been tasting quite a few wines from Navarra - indeed one has been a previous Wine of the Week. Some of you will have read about the trip I made to this to this fascinating and beautiful region of Spain last year. The wines were as varied as the landscape, with every producer having a very…

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  • Wine of the Week 2 – Domaine Lupier El Terroir

    … about their top wine before, their Domaine Lupier La Dama – read about it towards the end of this long piece about Navarra – and it is a magnificent wine. Their ‘second wine’ El Terroir is also superb though and is more affordable too. Map of Navarra – click for a larger view. High-res non-watermarked versions of my maps are available by agreement…

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