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

La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva 2008

La Rioja Alta: Celebrating Viña Ardanza

One of the most notable wineries in the Rioja Alta Region of Spain is La Rioja Alta. In commemorating the winery’s 75th anniversary of the Viña Ardanza wines, the winery visited several American cities, presenting some of their current releases along with a vertical tasting. One city, Los Angeles, La Rioja Alta’s superb wines, highlighted

Falletto Barbaresco and Barolo

Folio Fine Wine Partners: A portfolio of prestigious red wine

Who could resist a wine tasting of luxury wines, a dilemma that I think we all know the answer to. Case in point occurred when I attended a Folio Fine Wine Partners Wine Tasting at Stanley’s Wet Goods in Culver City. Impressive accurately describes the wines sampled. The wines featured represented mostly red wine from

Arínzano: Presenting Navarra Wines in the best light

Recently I joined a twitter wine tasting showcasing the incredible wines of Arínzano, a winery located in the Navarra Do region of Spain. The wines sampled were their Hacienda de Arínzano Rosé and Chardonnay. Arínzano is the first winery in Northern Spain and the Navarra DO region to receive the Pago classification. A Pago is

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

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

Thanksgiving wine - Les Vignes Bila-Haut Rouge

Eight wines to enhance your Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving is a very social holiday and one that brings people and family together. What better way to enjoy this affable meal than with a nice glass of wine. If you are still thinking about what wines to serve with your Thanksgiving dinner, here are some suggestions that will make your meal more enjoyable. If

Bodegas Artadi: Maintaining wine traditions while keeping up with the times

A chance meeting can turn into a delightful wine discovery. Such was the case when the opportunity availed itself to meet and enjoy lunch at La Paella Restaurant with Carlos Lopez de Lacalle from Bodegas Artadi, a Spanish winery that combines the excellence of three distinct regions of Spain; Rioja, Navarro, and Alicante. They produce

Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

Ribera Y Rueda: Exploring Tempranillo and Verdejo wines

Spain has many different wine regions. For many of us in the United States, some of the regions we might say are off the beaten path. Two not as well-known areas in northern Spain are Rueda, recognized for its white varietals, especially Verdejo and Ribera del Duero, where Tempranillo is predominately grown. Although these regions

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