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Posts Tagged ‘ Tempranillo ’

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Kevin Zraly & Tempranillo Al Mundo Awards Dinner

  Like Tempranillo? Ever tried an Oregon Tempranillo? Well, last night at the GastroArts Restaurant was the place to try it! Kevin Zraly, a world famous wine writer and educator, was at the helm of this special event to celebrate tempranillo. He assembled a crew of New York based judges in addition to an esteemed […]



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Vibrant Rioja Grand Tasting Seminar

  Vibrant Rioja (#riojabuzz) put on a fabulous grand tasting seminar today, with the most fabulous moderator and panelists! NYC’s top wine journalists and educators were treated to an exceptionally well orchestrated tasting, that very importantly, included key questions every fine wine writer and sommelier must address: 1. What is going on in terms of […]



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Beyond Cava: The Freixenet Story in Rioja, Ribera Del Duero, Priorat

  Care for a Cava? When you reach for a Spanish Sparkler on your supermarket shelf, chances are it’s from Freixenet, given their 200 million bottle production. Did you realize that the family-owned Freixenet sells 160 sparkling and still wine brands worldwide? Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Spain to meet CEO Pedro […]



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Visiting Valdubon winery in Ribera del Duero with Javier Aladro

  Ribera del Duero!

 In Manhattan, this Spanish Denominacion de Origen (DO) sounded so glamorous and exotic, especially as it is home to the world’s most famous and expensive wines (Vega Sicilia, anyone?)

 Terroir of the Duero

 Wine students learn all about the soil (clay and sand), and the vineyards that stretch from the famed […]



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Manchuela winemakers come to New York

Michael Apstein Have you heard of Manchuela? It is a very small, rather new D.O. in Spain that makes quality white, rose, and red wine. Recently, winemakers from the region presented their wines to journalists at a lunch in New York with commentary from wine educator Michael Apstein. The native grape of the region is […]



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Kingdom of Navarra visits New York

Ana Laguna & Pilar Garcia-Granero "Before there was wine, there was a thing called happiness …" says an attractive, charming man standing in a circle of similarly well dressed, attractive Spaniards off the lobby of the Union Square W Hotel. Not quite sure the context of the quote, yet it appears to be a typical […]