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Toro

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... (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…  Read More →

An Eagle Soars over Ribera

Dominio del Aguila Burgos, Spain October 20, 2015 Jorge Monzón of Dominio del Aguila Near Burgos, in the north eastern part of Ribera del Duero, Dominio del Aguila quietly has started making some of the best wine in…  Read 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…  Read More →

Spain – The New Frontier?

An Overview of Spain Part I Telmo Rodriguez of Remelluri and Compañía de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez (Rioja) While Spain may be one of the oldest wine making countries in the world, only recently have the Spaniards started to…  Read More →

Sherry Wine Part II

Maturation of Sherry The Solera System At the heart of the blending and maturing of Sherry wines is the Solera system that allows for constant production and a consistent style to be achieved by a Sherry producer. The Solera System and the Bodega…... (more...)

Sherry Wine Part I

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.  Massively popular in decades and centuries past, Sherry fell out... (more...)