Spain (/ˈspeɪn/; Spanish: España [esˈpaɲa] ), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España), is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and north east by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and tothe west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of three countries (Morocco, France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Spain's 1,214 km (754 mi) border with Portugal is the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union.
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  • Alan Kerr’s Vintage’s November 22nd Release Notes

    … for the last release. 315200 HENRY OF PELHAM CUVÉE CATHARINE CARTE BLANCHE ESTATE BLANC DE BLANC 2009 Traditional Method, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario $44.95 Not presented at the tasting, but having the good fortune to taste this on a recent visit to the winery I can say to anyone wanting to pop a bottle of domestic bubby for the New…

    Alan Kerr/ Gang of Pour On Wine- 1 readers -

    … “Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” …. John Keats When I became of legal age to buy wine in my home state, much of Western AND Eastern Europe had long since been making wine; almost since dirt had been invented. California was mostly agricultural, growing prunes…

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  • A Word on Oak

    … Oak was probably originally used in winemaking for practical purposes. They had to put the wine someplace and oak had some terrific advantages over holes in the ground and burlap sacks. It was abundantly available (no doubt the tradition started in France), less breakable than amphoras, and, at least back then, was inexpensive. It's also…

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  • Faustino Rioja

    … In response to those who asked for my opinion on the ‘100 point’ Faustino Rioja 2001 (#976662 $35.95) coming to Vintages this Saturday, (scoring controversy aside) I think it would be a delicious fireside sipper. Mellow, mature and loaded with sweet vanilla flavours from the oak cask. Definitely an end of evening drink. Not far removed from Tawny Port. Worth the splurge, if only to experience an old Rioja. Post Tags: red wine, Rioja, Spain About the Author …

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  • Let the gems begin

    … the road, to the patient and the faithful. Tasted November 2014 @TenSettePonti @TrialtoON Faustino I Gran Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja, Spain (976662, $35.95, WineAlign) It amazes me how kept wines from Rioja keep appearing as if they were just bottled yesterday but not this famous Gran Reserva. Syrupy and caramelized, bright and earthy. Mulled plum…

  • Sunday Dinner with Fat Louis

    …. With Chamonix being near and dear to our hearts, we were excited to have Dimanche soir adventures avec Fat Louis! (translation- Sunday dinner adventures with Fat Louis) We found Fat Louis' Duck Down 2012 to have rich aromas of black cherry, blackberry and blueberry with a tad bit of spice and hints of coffee bean. We paired it with a game…

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  • Exploring Sherry #6: Don Nuno

    …, tangy finish. An attractive wine but overall feeling rather chunky and rustic. 14.5/20 (November 2014) Filed under: Sherry, Spain Posted by Chris Kissack on November 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm No Comments » …

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  • Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: November 19-22, 2014

    … – Red Blend – Languedoc, France. Nominal fee per sample or $8.50 per flight. Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner. Classic, satisfying food wines for your dinner, no matter what you serve. 1. La Forcine Vouvray, 2. Rayne Vigneau Bordeaux Blanc, 3. Mollydooker Verdelho, 4. Rene Mure Gewurztraminer, 5…

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