Wine from Ribera del Duero, 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ribera Del Duero Tasting: Special Vega Sicilia Tasting

So today Pablo Alvarez Mezquiriz, Consejero Delegado of Bodegas Vega Sicilia, gave a fabulous tutored tasting of his wines including the Vega Sicilia Unico 1981, 1994, and 2004 along with… More »

Tasting Matarromera Spanish Wine in NYC

  Luis E. Garcia Sales Executive, and Sandra & Sandra “So is this a modern style … or traditional?” I asked Carlos Hubner-Arteta, President of Vinos Libres Wine Merchants, already… More »

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… More »

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… More »

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