Wine from Spain

Felipe Martin Cabezon

Ribera Del Duero Dinner with Felipe Martin Cabezon of Bodegas Garcia Figuero

Have you had a glass of wine from a bottle that retails for $399 recently? Actually, I can’t recall paying that price ever – but recently I was able to… More »

Catalunya Experience

#CataluynaExperience: Post-Trip #IWINETC

Have you had a Catlunya Experience? So in my previous post you heard me talk about the exciting adventures within the #IWINETC convention itself … the @freixenet dinner, the fabulous… More »

IWINETC CONFERENCE

Key Learning Points of #IWINETC BARCELONA 2016

It is my first visit to this region in several years and I was so excited to begin the journey with the international wine and tourism conference in Barcelona at… More »

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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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