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The Genius of Soalheiro

Quinta do Soalheiro Melgaço, Portugal February 2017 On a sunny and cool spring-like day in the middle of the winter, we headed to the northernmost reaches of Portugal to the Minho River which forms the border with Spain in Melgaço.  Looking around... (more...)

Weingut Josef Jamek

JJJ – Weingut Josef Jamek The Doyen of the Wachau Joching, Austria September 2016 Landmarks like this one for “Ried Klaus” mark the border or start of a “Ried” or “Cru” Vineyard in the Wachau The... (more...)

Weingut Rudi Pichler

The Sage of Wosendorf Wosendorf, Wachau, Austria September 2016 The outstanding 2015 Riesling lineup from Rudi Pichler. When you have a connection to a wine producer from a special moment in your wine life, and when you finally visit him and he makes... (more...)

Austria: An Overview

The Wachau Valley & Vienna “Now We Are Three”       Patron Saint Urban watching over us here at Weingut Knoll. When we travel for an extended period of time in a wine region, I like to post a short overview of our experiences. When... (more...)

Linden Vineyards

Middleburg AVA Northern Virginia Wine Country Greenstone (left) and granite are the two main soil types in the 3 Linden vineyard sites. Jim Law founded Linden Vineyards over 30 years ago and seems like the kind of guy that has his priorities in the right... (more...)

Toro

A Day Visiting the Toro Castilla y Leon, Spain Looking south from the village of Toro over the river plain of the Duero river. My first stop in Spain was to the most obvious place to go if you are leaving the Douro from the east, the Toro in Castilla... (more...)

C.V.N.E.

Compañía Vinícola del Norte del España La Rioja Alta, Haro                   The CVNE badge decorates one of the original limestone building that dates back to the late 1800s. The last visit scheduled in Rioja was to one of the old stalwarts... (more...)

Artadi

“The Rebel of Laguardia” The entrance to the Artadi facility just outside Laguardia. On a beautiful October morning we made our way to Laguardia to check out one of the first Rioja producers I started to collect and taste, Bodega Artadi. ... (more...)

Quinta do Vesuvio

“The Quinta of all Quintas” Winemaker Bernardo Napoles proudly representing Quinta do Vesuvio Our afternoon appointment in the Douro was in the western part of the Douro Superior at the legendary home of the Queen of the Douro, Quinta do Vesuvio. ... (more...)

Lopez de Heredia

Haro, La Rioja October 22, 2015 In a courtyard along the Ebro River in Haro, one can visit many of the old Rioja stalwarts like Lopez de Heredia. The first appointment that I made for this trip was with a Bodega many in America consider to be the greatest... (more...)

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