Sherry Wine Part III

Sherry Types and Styles A Venenciadora serving Sherry from a venenciador (image credit: Fino Fino is the lightest and brightest of the entire range of Sherry wines available.  Read More →

Sherry Wine Part II

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Sherry Wine Part I

Sherry Wine Part I Sherry might just be one of the most misunderstood and least respected wines in the entirety of the wine world.  Read More →

Spanish Wine Aging Requirements & Current Trends in Rioja

As a primer for a visit to Rioja this October I wanted to take this opportunity to review the regulated oak barrel aging requirements for Spain. In particular we’ll review how they are defined for the country and then vary slightly between what... (more...)

What Kind of Wine Buyer are You?

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Where do you purchase your wine?

Where to Buy Wine Selecting a Wine Merchant  Read More →

Esporao: The Gentle Ecological & Viticultural Giant

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Cartuxa: Our First Wine Estate in the Alentejo Region of Portugal

Cartuxa Alentejo: Evora, Portugal “Cartuxa: The Charitable Wine Company” Herdade Cartuxa in Evora, Alentejo As we drove south from the Douro Valley we made our way on a highway that wound through the hilly northern... (more...)

Quinta Vale Dona Maria & Lemos Van Zeller

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Alves de Sousa: An Afternoon in the Northern Baixo Corgo

Alves de Sousa An Afternoon in the Northern Baixo Corgo  Douro Valley Portugal The view from the Abandonado vineyard high above Santa Marta de Panagui  Read More →

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