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A Quick Trip Back to Rioja – the Spanish Series Part 13

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We’re going to take a look at a few more wines from Rioja before we explore a new area in the Spanish series. Previously we had introduced Rioja, and covered several producers in the region. You can read the first article on Rioja by clicking here. This is an ancient

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Part 12 of the Spanish Series: Terra Alta and Wines from Celler Pinol

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We continue our Spanish series in Cataluyna, or what is better known as Catalonia in the U.S. More specifically we are in Terra Alta, which is one of the seven recognized denominations of origin (DO) within Catalunya, and likely not one of the ones you have heard of. Several of the seven you likely have

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The Spanish Series Part 11: Yecla, and a Great Red from Barahonda

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Barahonda is the oldest winery in the Yecla DO region. The Candela family established the bodega in 1925. When you talk about Yecla, you’re talking primarily about the Monastrell grape. It makes up 80% of the vineyard production. You’ve may have heard of Monastrell, it is better known as Mourvédre in France’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, where

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Sustainable Farming in Chile – Single Vineyard Carignan from Oveja Negra

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People who grow wine grapes, whether they sell the grapes to other producers or make the wine themselves, think of themselves as farmers. That’s what they are, and most great winemakers will tell you that great wine is really made in the fields. Some go so far as to characterize their responsibility as winemakers as

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Part 10 of the Spanish Series – Navarra and the wines of Vina Magana

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The Denominacion de Origen (D.O.) region of Navarra shares some aspects with the other great winemaking regions of Spain. It traces its roots back to Roman times, and can point to centuries where the cloistered monks working in the many monasteries throughout the region maintained and improved the culture of making wine. In modern times

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The Spanish Series Part 9 – Wines from Hizan: A Final Ribera del Duero and a Stop in Rueda

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We’ll finish our look into Ribera del Duero with one final wine. You can read more about the region of Ribera del Duero by clicking here. We’ll also take a short journey southwest to another designated area, this time one which specializes in white wine. That D.O. is Rueda. Both of the wines highlighted in

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Part 8 of the Spanish Series – Vizcarra from Ribera del Duero

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We’ll stay in the Ribera del Duero for this review, and visit what is considered a “garage winery”, or “garagiste”. Started in the early 1990s in Bordeaux, the garagiste movement was, and is, about small batches, high quality, lots of hand labor and wines which showcased the fruit rather than harsh tannins. Chateau Valandraud became

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Part 7 of the Spanish Series – Ribera del Duero and the Wines of Tinto Figuero

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Clearly, one if the great wine making regions of Spain is the Ribera del Duero. Located high in the continental plateau, in north central Spain, and straddling the Duero River, this region is home to some of the iconic names in Spanish wine. Most wine lovers will recognize Vega Sicilia and Pingus, expensive and

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A look at Silkbush Mountain Vineyards from South Africa

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A while back we did a series on South African wineries, focusing on the famous Stellenbosch district in particular (you can start that series by clicking here). There is a wide diversity in South African wine beyond Stellenbosch, with new vineyards and producers expanding into new areas. In this article we will head an hour

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Part 6 of the Spanish Series – Armas de Guerra from Vinos Guerra in Bierzo

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In the northwest corner of Spain, the country is surrounded on three sides by the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean. To the south lies Portugal, and to the northeast lies France. This area is known as ‘Green Spain’. Green Spain’s cool and misty climate forces more attention on grapes which require shorter growing seasons

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