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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...)

Bodegas Vega Sicilia

Ribera del Duero October 21, 2015 The doors leading to the Vega-Sicilia Unico vinification room. The Ribera landscape is virtually desert, dry with red, brown and gray everywhere we looked on an overcast October morning on our way to visit the most revered... (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 all of Spain. Near Burgos, in the... (more...)

Leading the Way Forward – Telmo Rodriguez

Spain in the Rise of the Terroir Age The Wines of Remelluri and Telmo Rodriguez   Welcome to Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri Of all the visits we had scheduled in Rioja, Remelluri was the one I was looking forward to most in hopes of discussing... (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 →