Spanish Wine

    Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

    My love of Spanish wine is well known, from Basque Txavoli to Sherry, from Albarino to Mencia. They make excellent wine at all price points, and have some intriguing indigenous grapes. The country is rich in wine history, and there is much diversity to be found. I've traveled to Spain three times, including to the Rioja region, and would return again in a heart beat.

    6 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    International Wine: 7 Out of this World Worldly Wines

    The world wide web has made the world of wine a whole lot smaller. International wine from virtually every country around the world is now available at your finger tips. From Grecian Greats to Royal Rieslings here are 7 Out of this World Wines from Around the World. GERMANY Prinz Von Hessen H Riesling 2012 $16.

    4 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

      Wine to drink when the power goes out, 2014 edition

      The Wine Curmudgeon - - 4 readers - The Wine Curmudgeon has entirely too much experience cooking like this. Who knew, after last December’s ice storm and four days without power, that the Wine Curmudgeon would get to do it again — and only nine months later? Ain’t electricity deregulation grand, TXU? We lost power for 2 1/2 days at the beginning of October after 30 minutes of rain and high winds.

      Meet the Mola Men of Del Mar Plaza, and the Wines they Love

      Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update - - 4 readers - by Frank Mangio Mola Gastro Bar, upstairs in the Del Mar Plaza, is drawing a lot of big time party people since it opened a short time ago. Meet and greets love the format that promotes easy getting-to-know you over a glass of wine and a tapas or two. An inviting combination of an inside bar room and a generous outside dinner table plaza scene connect the fun. Jose Antonio Gomes is the G.M.

      Santiago de Compostela: Food and Wine Mecca!

      Catavino - - 4 readers - The city of Santiago de Compostela is really more of a town than a city. It’s small, yet bustling with university students, locals, tourists, and—of course—road-weary pilgrims soaking up the glory of a long road traveled. The Camino de Santiago is the city’s biggest claim to fame—a Medieval pilgrimage taken for centuries by Christians to the final resting place of Saint James.

      Wine Tastings in Portland: Saturday, October 11, 2014

      Portland Oregon Wine - - 3 readers - Saturday, September 27, 2014 E & R Wine Shop GOOD wines today at E & R Wine Shop free (no bonus fee) today 10/11 from noon-5 aosta pink is spicy more like a french vin the lumo blend is cool from adige’s alto eclisse lambrusco’ll rip yer lungs out jim and the fuisse from the macon will shine in yer zalto (sorry!) Great Wine Buys Owen Roe is Helping Us Celebrate Our longtime f.

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    • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

      … alcohol. Its famous regions are Priorat, Rioja, and Navarra, in Spain, the southern Rhone Valley in France, Sardinia in Italy, and Australia, and California in the new world. Oz Clark points out that the grape can have, ‘wild, unexpected flavors.’ This is what makes the grape so intriguing. You never know quite what you’re going to get. The typical…

      3 readers - From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love
    • Wine of the week: Faustino VII Tinto 2010

      …, earthiness, and even what seemed to be a little oxidation — not unpleasant, but another sign of an old-fashioned Spanish wine. My guess is that the newer vintages, and there is a 2013, will taste about the same, minus the oxidation. That’s consistency to be appreciated. The post Wine of the week: Faustino VII Tinto 2010 appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

      1 readers - The Wine Curmudgeon
    • Meet the Mola Men of Del Mar Plaza, and the Wines they Love

      … include Jack Petty, bar manager and G.M. Jose Antonio Gomez, revealing their favorite wines, led by a Hazana Tempranillo from Rioja Spain . If you’ve ever traveled in the night life circles of Spain , say Barcelona , Marbella or Madrid , you know that night life begins at 10pm and ends with the last patron standing and that’s usually 7am. “We’re open…

      4 readers - Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update
    • Santiago de Compostela: Food and Wine Mecca!

      …). With its interior garden and heaping portions of Gallego classics, Casa Felisa is a favorite spot with the locals for a leisurely lunch with friends or family. The presentation is simple in the typical Spanish way, so it’s the sublime taste of a 800-gram T-bone of Galician beef for two—hot of the grill and sprinkled with crunchy sea salt—that has…

      4 readers - Sam Zucker/ Catavino
    • Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

      … My love of Spanish wine is well known, from Basque Txavoli to Sherry, from Albarino to Mencia. They make excellent wine at all price points, and have some intriguing indigenous grapes. The country is rich in wine history, and there is much diversity to be found. I've traveled to Spain three times, including to the Rioja region, and would return…

      6 readers - Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie
    • 6 Albariños to try out…

      … value! Burgans Albariño 2013 (Rias Baixas, Spain) — $14 Fresh, crisp and refreshing with green apple, peach, apricot, and tropical fruit and a minerally finish. *Bonus Oregon Albariño* Abacela Albariño (Umpqua Valley, Oregon) — $20 Abacela has been making Albariño in Oregon since 2001, and they are one of the leaders of Spanish wine varieties here…

      2 readers - Vindulge
    • International Wine: 7 Out of this World Worldly Wines

      …: is the principal red wine grape of the uplands of Naousa in the regional unit of Imathia, and around Amyntaio, in Macedonia, Greece. Xinomavro means acid-black. The wines made from Xinomavro are known for their aging potential and rich tannins. The beginning of the cultivation of grapes in the region of Naoussa is lost in the mists of time…

      4 readers - Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV
    • A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Cune Monopole Rioja Blanco

      … Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to check out the 2013 Cune Monopole Rioja Blanco from the Rioja Alta appellation in Spain. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5…

      1 readers - Wine Peeps
    • Wine to drink when the power goes out, 2014 edition

      … southern France with grenache, carignan, and cinsault can be delicious without any help, as we have learned with this style of red blend in Texas. But the wine is still enjoyable, with lots of dark fruit and soft tannins. Know what I was glad I didn’t have drink? The $3 wines I tasted at the end of September. Talk about adding insult to injury. The post Wine to drink when the power goes out, 2014 edition appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

      4 readers - The Wine Curmudgeon
    • Wine Tastings in Portland: Saturday, October 11, 2014

      … favorite rosé of the year! Who needs Friday when you can taste these at your leisure this weekend… -2009 PAUL AUTARD Chateauneuf du Pape $37.95…Usually $44 a bottle! “Ripe and nicely focused, with a delicious beam of cassis and linzer torte flavors liberally laced with sweet, toasty spice and red licorice notes. The finish is sleek. Drink now…

      3 readers - Portland Oregon Wine
    • Michel Rolland & Javier Galaretta Launch New International Brand

      … D'Vari between Michel Rolland & Javiar Galeretta What a fabulous event. Today NYC based journalists and members of the trade had the opportunity to experience the new brand Rolland Galaretta, a partnership between French winemaker and consultant Michel Rolland and Spanish wine entrepreneur Javier Galaretta. The project is to highlight…

      1 readers - Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story
    • The Case of Wine

      … own mouth, and you can learn wine only with that same instrument. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it’s no match for the tongue. This entry was posted on October 3, 2014 at 7:00 am and is filed under Bordeaux, California, Chianti, France, Italy, Rhone, Rioja, Sicily, South America, Spain. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …

      3 readers - Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line
    • Spanish wine may offer the best value in the world — part II

      … This is the second of two parts discussing why Spanish wine may be the best value in the world today. Part I, an overview of why Spain offers so much value, is here. If wine drinkers know Spanish wine, it’s tempranillo from Rijoa or Ribera del Duero. Older wine drinker might know Spanish sherry, while the hipsters know garnacha…

      1 readers - The Wine Curmudgeon
    • Morum Rioja Crianza 2010

      …, with an alcohol level that’s a little bit higher. It has a slight pepperiness which comes through after the fruit. At about £7 this was great value. I’ll be looking out for the Reserva and Grand Reserva in the range. Like this: Like Loading... Category: Naked Wines Rioja Spanish wine tempranillo…

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