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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.

    5 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    Wineaux of the Goddess - August Meeting - Rioja...

    It was getting down to the wire and the Goddess of Wine had still not decided on a wine region to taste, so she thought, "Well, we haven't visited Spain in a while.. ...

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      The Great Pacific Northwest and Tempranillo

      From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love - - 4 readers - “Nueve Messes de Invierno, Tres Messes de Inferno,” is how Javier Alfonso describes the climate of both his home of origin, Ribera del Duero, Spain and his adopted home, Woodinville, Washington. Javier is the owner of Pomum Winery in Woodinville. He serves on TAPAS, which stands for Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society.

      Broccoli and Barley Smoked Paprika Salad

      WineStyles - - 3 readers - INGREDIENTS: • 1 cup pearled barley, rinsed • 3/4 pound broccoli, cut into florets (1 large crown) • 1/4 cup olive oil • 3 large cloves garlic, chopped • 1/2 cup whole raw almonds, chopped • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika • 3 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper • 2 big handful baby arugula • 3/4 cup cubed manchego cheese (6 ounces) DIRECTIONS: Add barley to bo.

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      Broccoli and Barley Smoked Paprika Salad

      … over the broccoli and barley and toss well all together. Finally add in the arugula and the cheese, taste for seasoning, and adjust as necessary. Recipe compliments of Bodega Calle Bodega Calle Alberti 154 El Olvidado Reserva Tempranillo Mendoza, Argentina Bodega Calle is a boutique winery built in 1925 and restored in 2001. Located…

      3 readers - By WineStyles

      Wineaux of the Goddess - August Meeting - Rioja...

      …It was getting down to the wire and the Goddess of Wine had still not decided on a wine region to taste, so she thought, "Well, we haven't visited Spain in a while..." and chose Rioja. The group of tasters included First Acolyte JD (new Twitter handle @gowacolyteone), hostess-with-the-mostest Xochitl Maiman, Michelle McCue, Debra Bizek, and lovely…

      5 readers - By Goddess of Wine

      Irwin Family Vineyards Tempranillo

      …, Derek realized that the area would be ideal to grow the Spanish varieties for which he has a particular affinity (he was born in Spain, which he cites as the reason for his near obsession with Spain's grapes). This lead him to eventually planting his own vineyard of Tempranillo on the Naggiar property, along with a smattering of other Spanish…

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      The Great Pacific Northwest and Tempranillo

      …“Nueve Messes de Invierno, Tres Messes de Inferno,” is how Javier Alfonso describes the climate of both his home of origin, Ribera del Duero, Spain and his adopted home, Woodinville, Washington. Javier is the owner of Pomum Winery in Woodinville. He serves on TAPAS, which stands for Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society…

      4 readers - By From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love

      2009 Bodegas Muga Selección Especial Ripe red cherries,...

      …2009 Bodegas Muga Selección Especial Ripe red cherries, blackberries, dried cranberries, and raspberries. Savory serrano ham note. Cloves and cardamom. Bourbon vanilla. 4/5 bones $$$ Tempranillo (some Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano) 14% abv Rioja, SPAIN…

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Wine of the Week 13 – another Spanish gem

      … mentioned before, Navarra produces a beguiling array of different wine styles, so it isn’t always easy to know what to expect. However the quality is generally high and the wines can be very exciting indeed. As regards red wines, there are mainly two types in Navarra. The more normal is wines made from Tempranillo and Cabernet / Merlot blends, while…

      5 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

      Rose, Bodegas Muga, Rioja DOCa, Spain, 2013, 12.5% abv, C$18.00

      … of 60% Garnacha, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo grapes for 12 hours.  It has undergone a 25 day fermentation and spent 2 months in huge 1000 litre size barrels before being bottled and shipped around the world. This is a youthful wine with medium intense aromas of strawberries, field berries, rhubarb and some orange zest.  There’s a hint of white…

      2 readers - By winellama

      Monte Ducay Reserva 2009 - Trader Joe's Strikes Again

      …BULK BUY! An excellent pick from an often overlooked region, Carinena. A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon from Carinena, Aragon, Spain. Available exclusively at Trader Joe's for $6.99. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "Monte Ducay vineyard is located in a beautiful landscape, with stony, sandy and light soils…

      15 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

      Bending Branch Winery Wins Appellation America Awards

      … Country) – bright acidity dances on your palate with tastes of tropical fruits and sweet citrus layered with hints of honey and cream 2011 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards (Texas High Plains) – often referred to as the noble grape of Spain, Tempranillo has earned its accolades as one of the preeminent red varieties of Texas. It has classic…

      16 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Cune Rioja Rosado 2012, Spain

      …On the richer side of rosé, but none the worse for that. Cune Rioja Rosado 2012, Spain (£9.49 Majestic, Dunedin Wines, Refreshers, Ellies Cellars, Hailsham Cellars, Fountainhall Wines, winedirect.co.uk) Deep strawberry pink in colour, and maintains the red berry theme with juicy fruit (fresh and slightly cooked), with notes of spice, fresh vanilla…

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      BBQ Corner (part 10) – How to add incredible flavor to grilled burgers

      … was still able to lean more about  the wines of Cariñena. If you haven’t I do recommend checking out the article to learn about this under-the-radar Spanish region. I chose them based on their grape composition (one was strictly Garnacha, the other a blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Garnacha), and price (under $15) — all factors that make…

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      Boutique Wines offer hidden gems and great values

      … * The business of wine has gotten big; so big that the number of worldwide importing companies has surpassed 10,000. And having an import company typically means you’re going to have at least a dozen, and often many more, wineries to represent. With so many wineries and so many importers out there, it stands to […] The post Boutique Wines offer…

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