Spain

    Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Priorat 2011, Spain

    Nearly very good, but suffers from the same problem as many Priorats… Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Priorat 2011, Spain (£11 Sainsbury’s) I like the plump plummy berry notes here, and there’s also a ...

    9 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    Politics & Wine: Malibu About Face! Timing Raises Eyebrows.

    my attorney Bernie The Malibu AVA Association won their coveted AVA status August 19, one week before the California Coastal Commission announced there would be no more planting of vines permitted in Malibu.

    8 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

      Wine Folly - - 7 readers - In the land of Don Quixote, wine plays a very important role both economically and culturally. The Meseta Central, a.k.a. Central Plateau, produces nearly half of the wine in all of Spain. It’s also home to over a dozen top wine Spanish bodegas (wineries). Super Value! If you like wines with intensity and European personality, Spain has you covered.

      Mundo de Yunter Tempranillo y Syrah 2012

      the buddha in your glass - - 7 readers - A fantastic $8 value red blend from Spain that is straightforward, pleasant and great with a wide variety of dishes. Winery: Bodegas Yuntero represents the organically farmed wines of The Jesús del Perdón Cooperative. Established in 1954 by a group of 102 wine growers wishing to develop and market their wines independently, today the coop boasts 700 members located in the heart of Spain.

      Satire on the adulteration of wine in Spain (1916)

      Hogshead - A Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Satire on the adulteration of wine in Spain (1916) The image in today’s post featured a satirical post card about the adulteration of wine in Spain.[1] At the front of the store hangs the sign “Vinos Legitimos de Valdepenas”. A bartender is pouring a glass of wine from barrel and another man is drinking his glass of wine. No doubt the customers believe they are drinking real wine.

      Knock knock. I’m home.

      Wannabe Wino Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Hello Wannabe Wino Readers- Radio silence has reigned here at Wannabe Wino for the last 2 months. If you like to have spare time in your life to do things like taste wine and write a blog, I don’t recommend, in the course of 2 months, selling a house, moving twice, traveling to CA, CT, Portugal, Spain, and ME, speaking at 2 conferences, buying and closing on a new house, and moving into it.

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      Antxiola Hondarrabi 2012

      …Antxiola (pronounced ahn-cho-la) comes to us from the Errasti brothers, owners of Bodegas Zudugarai in Spain. It’s a Txakoli, a very dry, slightly-sparkling, hard-to-pronounce white wine (it’s pronounced chock-o-lee) made with the Hondarrabi grape. Antxiola Hondarrabi 2012 is made with both types of Hondarrabi – 90% Zuri (Basque for white) and 10…

      By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      Sabrego Valdeorras Godello, 2010

      …This bottle took a little longer to open up than I expected, but that's a good sign. It's not just getting older; it's also getting better. From northern Spain, a white wine varietal that was neglected for far too long but is now getting some notice. Medium deep yellow. Not as fragrant as I remember. Minerals, flowers, white peaches. Reticent at first, then gets fuller and fuller. Full range of creamy flavors and a long finish. Godello is good; wish there were more on the market.…

      3 readers - By Artisan Wine on a Budget

      Weekly Wine Quiz #114: Grape Trivia – Viura / Macabeo

      … heard of the grape and never had any wine made with it!”. Well, let’s see. Have you had any Cava, a sparkling wine from Spain, during the last summer? Macabeo is a part of the blend. How about white Rioja? If you actually never had white Rioja, you have to correct it as soon as possible (go on, run to the store, I will wait here). Look for Cvne…

      3 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      A Day in the Douro with Quinta dos Murcas in Photos

      … — a practice taken from the Mosel after Quinta Dos Murcas then-winemaker visited the region. The south facing 30-degree slope receives lots of sun exposure, and therefore ripeness. The Douro region carries lots of schist, with the Douro Superior (closer to Spain) primarily populated by dark schist. The rock is used to make posts at the ends…

      4 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Six stunning wines matched to Janet Street-Porter’s recipes

      … Manduria, Puglia, Italy (£10.00, Marks & Spencer). I adore this awesome Primitivo with its stunning, heady flavours of plum, blackberry and seasoned oak – it is a true bargain, too. I advise you to decant it because there is power and majesty here and it needs to be allowed to breathe! 2012 Bodegas Valdesil, Valderroa Mencia, Valdeorras, Spain…

      5 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

      … may or may not like his vision of quality and his passion for a certain style of winemaking, but he has truly transformed the wine world. In addition to our good friendship, he is extremely generous in sharing his knowledge when he visits Chile. Alvaro Palacios in Spain brought true refreshment to the Spanish wine industry. I have been following his…

      6 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Friday Feature Photo: Correfoc, La Mercé, Spain

      …Photographer: Jordi Cohen Capture Date: Setember 2007 Location: Via Laietana, Barelona, Spain About: This was the second time the photographer took pictures at the “correfoc”, having learned a few tricks from last year’s challenges. Cruising Via Laietana, he saw a group of devils light their torches using the fire expelled from the Fire Breather…

      4 readers - By Catavino

      Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Priorat 2011, Spain

      …Nearly very good, but suffers from the same problem as many Priorats… Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Priorat 2011, Spain (£11 Sainsbury’s) I like the plump plummy berry notes here, and there’s also a fragrant herb-scented character breezing through the wine. However, some of the fruit seems to have been picked a bit late, so there’s a slightly shrivelled raisinny edge, and this, combined with some new oak, dries out some of the pleasure.…

      9 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Politics & Wine: Malibu About Face! Timing Raises Eyebrows.

      … definitely do not]. Plus this wine needs a lot of air. 14% 2011 Peza do Rei Mencia $20 (Garagiste): Described as the Pinot Noir of Spain, after we sipped and pointed out the balance, medium weight and flavors unlike the riper Tempranillo or more fleshy and rich Garnacha. Wine that we would buy if we saw it. The back label states “eight acres…

      8 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Discovering Portugal’s Vinho Verde, visiting Soalheiro vineyards

      … the sparkling wines of the region, which are less well known but equally as good. view from Soalheiro winery, those mountains are in Spain One of the sparkling wine producers we met was Luiz Cerdeira, son of the founder of Soalheiro. They are located in the northern most part of Portugal, in Melgaço and specialize in alvarinho. They produce both still…

      3 readers - By The Wine Sleuth

      Satire on the adulteration of wine in Spain (1916)

      …Satire on the adulteration of wine in Spain (1916) The image in today’s post featured a satirical post card about the adulteration of wine in Spain.[1] At the front of the store hangs the sign “Vinos Legitimos de Valdepenas”. A bartender is pouring a glass of wine from barrel and another man is drinking his glass of wine. No doubt the customers…

      6 readers - By Hogshead - A Wine Blog

      Wines of La Vuelta Stage 17: Envinate Vina de Aldea

      … Crédits68h 00' 31''+ 9' 24'' 10.ESPMORENO, Daniel137Team Katusha68h 03' 21''+ 12' 14'' Wine: Envinate Vina de Aldea 2012 From Frankly Wines: Mencia grape, a selection from Alice's Wine Society and I just happen to have a couple left over bottles that haven't migrated to the shelf. It's from a group that focuses on "Atlantic" wines from Spain…

      1 readers - By WineBookGirl

      Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

      …In the land of Don Quixote, wine plays a very important role both economically and culturally. The Meseta Central, a.k.a. Central Plateau, produces nearly half of the wine in all of Spain. It’s also home to over a dozen top wine Spanish bodegas (wineries). Super Value! If you like wines with intensity and European personality, Spain has you…

      7 readers - By Wine Folly

      A Day in Alentejo, Portugal in Photos

      … in universities in Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Today she creates high quality blends from three DOP regions of Portugal using a range of varieties. For quality olive oils the focus rests in freshness. The best oils are consumed immediately after bottling, with ideal age being within a year to three years after depending on variety. Galega, for example…

      1 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      WORLD WINE WATCH (LCBO VINTAGES TIP SHEET) FOR SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

      … cabby, like Bordeaux, 13.5% ABV. QPR: 89. 9.Luzon Seleccion 12 Meses Crianza 2008 DO Jumilla, +310219, $17.95: noteworthy blend of black fruit flavours from the monastrell, tempranillo, and cabby grapes. Full of the spirit and palates of Spain, tremendous value for the toastiness. QPR: 90, VALUE: "RESTAURANT READY" or "BRING YOUR OWN WINE BOTTLE" over…

      5 readers - By Gothic Epicures VinCuisine