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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 exclusively white wine DO in Spain. Though I had been to seminars in the past, having the time to taste these four wines and see […]


The Mencia Grape

  Have you ever wondered about the Mencia grape? The first time I experienced it was at the Cervantes Institute in Manhattan, where wine program creator Helio San Miguel presented a checkerboard of wines made from the Mencia grape to try. Very interesting … A Do-It-Yourself and simpler approach is to ask your friendly wine […]