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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...)

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...)

Bodega Contador

San Vicente, La Rioja October 22, 2015                         The Rioja village San Vicente from a Contador vineyard Our first actual visit to a wine producer in Rioja was to Bodega Contador in the village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra... (more...)

Leading the Way Forward

                                    Spain in the Rise of the Terroir Age                            The Wines of Remelluri and Telmo Rodriguez             The front gates to Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri Of... (more...)

Spain – The New Frontier? (Part II)

An Overview of Spain Part II           In the vineyard at Bodega Contador in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. As I wrote in my last article, some of the best producers in Spain have reached an inflection point in what they think Spanish wine should be. ... (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...)