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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 time in a wine region I like to post a short overview of our experiences.  When planning this trip... (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... (more...)

Toro

Toro A Day Visiting the Toro Castilla y Leon, Spain Tinta de Toro bush vines are planted this way as an adaptation to the climate. The Tinta de Toro grape has adapted thicker skins and an uncanny ability to thrive in these harsh growing conditions.... (more...)

C.V.N.E.

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

Artadi

“The Rebel of Laguardia” Laguardia, Rioja Alavesa                                                  The entrance to the Artadi facility just outside Laguardia. On a beautiful October morning, we made our way to Laguardia... (more...)

Quinta do Vesuvio

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

Bodegas Vega-Sicilia

The First Growth of Spain Ribera del Duero October 21, 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Wine Solutions Tom & Lisa! When I was planning our trip to Spain, one Bodega stuck out as one I had to get on my itinerary: Vega Sicilia.  Arguably the most important wine... (more...)

Bodega Contador

The Wines of Benjamin Romeo San Vicente, Rioja The “Big 3” from Bodega Contador, the famed and controversial San Vicente Rioja producer. Our first actual visit to a wine producer in Rioja was to Bodega Contador in the village of San Vicente... (more...)

Quinta do Vale Meao

“A Ferreira Legacy Thrives” Douro Superior, eastern Douro Valley Vale Meao’s mid to lower elevation vineyards and olive groves spread out vastly along the banks of the mighty Douro river. Meao shares with a few other families in the... (more...)

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