Tag Archives: Spanish wine

In My Glass: Tierra de Léon’s Prieto Picudo Shines

Though it is nearly impossible to know and taste all of the grape varietals grown in Spain – there are, after all, several hundred types of grapes being cultivated there today – there is one that every rosé lover needs to know: Prieto Picudo. I recently compared two Prieto Picudo rosés: Tampesta Rosé and Rubus […]

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Brave New Wine World – The Walk-Around Tasting at the Castilla-La Mancha U.S. Tour

From the beginning of our involvement with the wine world, the constant  has been change. In some ways reminiscent of the 60’s, stuffed shirts and fustiness have given way to a fresh less hierarchical approach to the enjoyment of wine. The hegemony of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Barolo has been shaken; and has wine kingpin Robert Parker […]

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Castilla-La Mancha, Spain: Wine’s Sleeping Giant

Over the past decade, US wine enthusiasts have explored far-flung wine regions and little-know varietals. Pinot Noir from Tasmania? Check. Frumint from Hungaria? Done. Tannat from Uruguay? Of course.  But one region we have only begun to sip the wines of is Castilla-La Mancha, in central Spain.  Castilla-La Mancha produces 6% of the world’s wine. […]

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He Said, She Said: The Freixenet Cava Truck Comes to Boston

KATRIN – On one of the first true summer evenings in Boston, a group of area food and wine bloggers were treated to a special event featuring Freixenet sparkling wines and tapas by Tapeo on Newbury Street. Last night could not have been a better evening for sipping some cool Cava, both straight and in […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Altovinum Evodia Old Vine Garnacha

This old vine Garnacha is a fantastic value from Spain’s Calatayud region, which is known for its high altitude vineyards and continental climate. If you have scoped out Spanish value wines, then you have certainly come across another wine from the region: the seemingly omnipresent Las Rocas Garnacha and Garnacha Rosé from the Bodegas San […]

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Plonk Patrol – Sunny Spain

   The cold of winter came quickly this year – no lingering warmth from autumn. In fact, temperatures in December were below average. (Thanks, Harvey Leonard, for the meteorological data.) Then January turned into a marathon of storms. February begins ominously. I received an email from a wine shop this week that stated  the one […]

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Wine Review: Bodegas Bilbainas 2006 Rioja Viña Zaco

I don’t always fall for the pitch and buy the wine that has been awarded a rating of 90+ or has appeared on some wine critic’s top 10, 25, or 100 list for the year, but vinodivino’s recent email about the Viña Zaco’s Tempranillo from Rioja at the everyday price of $15.50 caught my eye. […]

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