La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Vineyard © La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta: Highlighting Vintages through Vertical Tastings

Rioja is one of Spain’s most well-known wine regions. One winery, La Rioja Alta, located in Haro, stands out as one of the area’s oldest and most prestigious wineries. It all began in 1890 when five families joined together to form the winery. In 1904 the winery merged with the Ardanza Winery. Today three families … Read more

Clos Mogador-Priorat Wines

Clos Mogador: Elevating Priorat Wines

Priorat is considered one of the most prestigious Spanish wine regions and one of two DOQ in Spain. In comes Clos Mogador, a family-owned winery started in 1979 by René Barbier, whose family had been producing wine in France since the 19th Century. This French family represents one of the frontrunners in this Spanish wine … Read more

Summertime Wine

Summertime Wine: Delight In These Five Wines

As summer progresses and we enjoy Al Fresco dinner and barbecues here are five summertime wine suggestions with an international flair. This selection will take you to Argentina, Spain, and Italy. Summertime Wine – White Of late, I find myself very intrigued by the wines from Domaine Bousquet. Bousquet’s grapes are grown organically and they … Read more

Spanish Wines Filboa - Vall Llach

Spanish Wines: The Wines of Fillaboa and Vall Llach

Let’s delve into the wines from two specific wineries in Spain. Both exemplify the wine regions they represent, but together they tell the inherent story of Spanish Wines. Rias Baixas One sees the Spanish affinity to the white varietal Albarino as profound. The variety is probably Spain’s most popular white. Most Albarinos come from the … Read more

Albarino Wines

Celebrate Albariño Wines during International Albariño Days

Let’s celebrate International Albariño Days. Beginning on August 2nd and continuing for six days Albariño wines take the grand stage and why not because this white grape makes the perfect summer wine. Find aromatic botanical aromas while the flavor profile displays hints of citrus and stone fruit bringing a fresh outlook to white wine. The … Read more

National Rosé Day Wines

National Rosé Day: Honoring the Marvels of Rosé

  Today is National Rosé Day and the perfect day to celebrate those ever so popular pink wines that are currently the fad. Today more and more wineries are creating Rosés. This pink wine is very diversified, whether a blend of varietals or a single variety. National Rosé Day came into being after submission by … Read more

Godelia Wine, Bierzo DO

Godelia: Discovering wine from Bierzo DO

Bierzo DO, located northwest of the province of  Castilla y León is one of Spain’s up and coming wine regions. One winery assisting in making the area well known is Bodegas Godelia. The red grape utilized in the Bierzo DO is Mencia. The wine must contain at least 70% of this grape. In the whites … Read more

Celebrating International Tempranillo Day with Arinzano

Celebrate International Tempranillo Day

Thursday, November 9, 2017, is International Tempranillo Day. Why not celebrate this Spanish grape by having your favorite Tempranillo. Questioning what to drink on this day, check out my suggestions. Tempranillo day was organized by TAPAS, Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society in 2011, as a way to celebrate this indigenous Spanish grape that usually … Read more

Red Wines

Great red wines to enjoy any time of the year

Like most people, I usually prefer to drink red wines, but on occasion, a good white or Rosé is an easy substitute, especially in the summertime. Therefore, before the season changes to more summery wines, I want to share some of my recent red wine finds that were impressionable enough to make this list. Spanish … Read more

Albarino from Rias Baixas

Discover 6 Albarinos from Rias Baixas

Often we are looking for something a little different when it comes to white wine. We want to get away from drinking Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Thinking outside the box Albarino is one of the up-and-coming grape varietals that are making it mark on the wine industry especially in Rias Baixas. Rias Baixas is a … Read more