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Spain

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. …  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 III

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...)

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...)

Spanish Wine Aging Requirements & Current Trends in Rioja

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... (more...)

What Kind of Wine Buyer are You?

What Kind of Wine Buyer are You? “A Thirsty Mind and an Open Palate” Buying Wine Part 2 Having trouble deciding what wine to buy and why? (image credit: drinksfeed.com) Good, bad or indifferent, we all fall into different... (more...)

Where do you purchase your wine?

Where to Buy Wine Selecting a Wine Merchant Where do you purchase your wine? Where to Buy Wine Part 1 Selecting a Wine Merchant           One of the most frequently asked questions... (more...)

Esporao: The Gentle Ecological & Viticultural Giant

Esporao   Reguengos de Monsaraz Alentejo, Portugal   Vineyards and the estuary at Herdade Esporao      Our last appointment of the day was deep in the far southeastern section of the Alentejo region at the enormous Herdade Esporao. We were... (more...)

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...)

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