Let’s continue our look at Spanish wines with another winery in the Rioja region. We introduced Rioja in our last blog, which you can read here. This, at least to me, is the traditional heart of Spanish wine. It is one of only two regions to be awarded the highest wine quality designation in the
Continue reading The Spanish Series Part 3: Rioja from Viña Eguía and Bodegas Muriel
The wines of Spain are varied, high quality and great values. They are also not high on every wine drinker’s list, overshadowed by the more en vogue regions and media promoted producers. Yet every wine drinker should know the wines from Spain, and we introduced the topic in our previous blog (which you can read
Continue reading The Spanish Series Part 2: Rioja and the Wines of Ramón Bilbao
There are many choices for the consumer in today’s wine world, as production expands to new countries, new areas and ever more boutique wineries and winemakers lending their personal interpretation to wine styles. As such it is sometimes too easy to forget about the old guard, the foundations of the world wine community that have
Continue reading The Spanish Series Part 1: Intro to Spanish Wine
Silverado Vineyards is a venerable, well known name when it comes to Napa wineries. It’s story began in 1976 when Diane Disney and Ron Miller purchased their Stag’s Leap District vineyards. The iconic winery, which overlooks these vineyards and the Silverado Trail, followed in 1981. Cabernet from The Stag’s Leap area was not widespread, although
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Great deals on great wine, that is the best of the best. When we find them it makes us very happy. In today’s wine world, with the countless retail shops and producers who are online and ship wine relatively inexpensively, the sources for potential great deals are endless. There is one key element which helps
Continue reading Profitable End of Bin Diving at Town Wine & Spirits – East Providence, RI
While on our way out of the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival last year, we walked by a table with wines from Israel. At that point we had exactly zero experience with Israeli wines, and we weren’t really expecting much. Still, the Wine Spectator had just done a big spread on the wine industry
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Here we have one more article on a Chilean winery, a Chilean wine, and a continuing trend of excellent juice.
Vina Maquis will soon be celebrating its 100 year anniversary. Founded in 1916 by the Hurtado Family, Maquis is one of the oldest wineries residing in the Colchagua Valley, and has been owned for four
Continue reading Vina Maquis Viola 2009 – Premium Wine from the Colchagua Valley
We just attended the 2017 Mohegan Sun Wine & Food Fest, at least the Saturday Grand Tasting portion of it. This event was held between 12 noon and 5:00, and featured over 1000 wines, craft beers and spirits. Celebrity chefs provided cooking demonstrations, and many local restaurants were serving up food.
This event is different
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What could be better than Furmint Day? Wait, what’s that? What is Furmint? Ahhhh, good question.
Furmint is a white grape indigenous to Hungary. It has traditionally been one of the two primary grapes in Tokaji (which used to be known as Tokay, sometimes Royal Tokay). Typically this is a sweet dessert wine, anywhere from
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Over the last few years we have tried many outstanding wines from Chile, and our appreciation the country’s vineyards and winemakers continues to grow. They certainly make wonderful value wines, and have for decades. What many might not realize, however, is that they also make incredibly high quality wines across the price spectrum. Our #3
Continue reading Matetic Vineyards and the EQ Syrah 2012 – More Chilean Greatness