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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...)

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...)

An Eagle Soars over Ribera

Dominio del Aguila Burgos, Spain Jorge Monzón of Dominio del Aguila Near Burgos, in the northeastern part of Ribera del Duero, Dominio del Aguila quietly has started making some of the best wine in all of Spain. Near Burgos, in the northeastern part... (more...)

Spain

An Overview of Spain Part II The vineyards of San Vicente in La Rioja, from the village top of San Vicente. 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

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... (more...)