Wine from Spain

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Spain Comes to NYC

One of the great things about being a wine writer in NYC is that it is possible to have the winemakers visit, as well as visiting them on their own… More »

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Tasting Notes Week of November 4, 2014

Bodegas Bilbainas Zaco 2012 DOC Rioja Did you know that Rioja Alta is the best region for Tempranillo in Rioja? The soils are chalky clay and there is a strong… More »

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Wines from Rias Baixas for Summer

Recently I received four very delicious – and very DIFFERENT  – styles of wine from Rias Baixas, the DO in Galicia (northwest Spain) established in 1988. It is the only… More »

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Cartavi Awards 2013 Journalist Dinner & Afternoon Tasting at Cervantes Institute

  Fabulous to see the effervescent Nuria Ruiz today … it’s been nearly a year since we traveled in Catalonia together and I discovered that Catalonia is its own very… More »

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Discovering the Wines of Bodegas Muriel

“And here is  the vineyard where we make this wine!” says Eladio Fernandez, export manager for Bodegas Muriel which is now entering the upscale restaurant market in the US and… More »

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Lunch with D. Jose Ballesta Germa with wines from Murcia!

On Thursday February 20, his Excellency, the Counselor of Industry, Business, and Innovation of the Autonomous Region of Murcia, Spain – D. Jose Ballesta Germa – joined NYC based journalists… More »

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Meeting Tatiana Kohlodova of Bodegas Navarro Lopez and Vina Valoria

Great meeting last night with Tatiana Kohlodova of Bodegas Navarro Lopez and Vina Valoria, the Russian-born export manager for these two Spanish wineries.  The owner of Bodegas Navarro Lopez are… More »

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Tasting Notes January 27, 2014: Dama de Toro + Spanish Sons

Spanish Sons 2010 Tempranillo from Castilla Y Leon, Spain – very well made, easy drinking wine with gentle tannins and a pleasant smoky character.  Flavors of cherry and subtle tobacco… More »

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Conversation with Xavier Ausas Lopez de Castro, Bodega Vega Sicilia

“A wine is like a person,” says Xavier Ausas Lopez de Castro, Technical Director for Bodegas Vega Sicilia. “We may dress differently and wear different styles of clothes, yet we… More »

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Visiting Valtravieso Bodegas and Vinedos

“Do the pickers fight a lot during harvest?” a woman asks, listening to the raised voices of a few men rapidly picking Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on a very cold day… More »

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Visiting Val de Vid in Rueda

Ah, Rueda!  How many times have I read the name of that town, specializing in the Verdejo grape.  How many long nights have I spent studying my WSET textbooks, or… More »

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Discovering the Wines and Cavas of Catalonia

“When you think of Cava, what comes to mind? Spain? Well, it’s not Spain, not exactly. This was brought home to me last week when I overheard two women speaking… More »

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