Archive for the Tag 'Spanish wine'

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Wine of the Week ~ Region: Europe ~ Spain (Alali) and France (Bali Haut)

Spanish Wine of the Week From the Valdepeñas region of Spain: Viña Albali ~ Félix Solís Avantis is one of the top 10 wine companies in the world, and the largest producer of still wines in Spain.  More than 5,2834,410 gallons of their wines are sold, in more than 90 countries. They produce high quality […]

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Top 10 intriguing things about Spain and its wines

Spain and its wines Paella is a rice dish, not a seafood dish. (Whew, I’m allergic to sea food, so I’ll cozy up more to see what that protein is.) Ten top regions in Spain: Andalusia Asturias Basque Country Catalonia Castilla y Leon Extremadura Galicia Valencia Madrid Valencia The exciting nightlife in Madrid kicks off […]

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Natural Merchants introduces Spanish Tarantas Monastrell, made with 100 percent organically grown grapes

Natural Merchants introduces Spanish Tarantas Monastrell, made with 100 percent organically grown grapes. Based in Grants Pass, Oregon, and Cartagena, Spain, Natural Merchants is pleased to be a leading importer and distributor of the finest natural and organic foods, as well as organic and biodynamic wines. They source their products directly from the Mediterranean. This […]

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Grilling Gone Wild & The Wines to Go With Them

Grilling Gone Wild: Zesty Recipes for Meats, Mains, Marinades and More [Paperback] is a hot new book for this summer’s sizzling grilling season, by Peg Couch, Editors of Fox Chapel Publishing in Books. Jose and I got an early copy and I said, “You grill, I’ll write.” I struck an instant deal. Together we also shared […]

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Why I Love The Wine Century Club, Bodega Riojanas, Mazuelo et al

I got my Wine Century Certificate last year, after I had tasted 100 different varieties. It’s not as easy as it sounds, to have tried 100 different grapes. I hit the wall at about 60 different cultivars. Then, I attended an importer tasting in San Francisco, and that put me well over the 100 variety […]

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Best Wine Books of 2010 ~ For your Holiday Shopping Needs ~ Day 2

This past year, I’ve received a good amount of wine book for my reading pleasure, and also for reviewing. I may have come across something for almost everyone for this holiday season. Continuing from yesterday’s Day 1: Home Winemakers Bible Home Winemaking For Dummies ($19.99), by Tim Patterson ~ Tim Patterson is not only an […]

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All the Crazy Things Said About and Done With Petite Sirah ~ Episode 2

File this one under CLASSIC: This is what happens when just anyone can get onto the Internet and write whatever he or she pleases. When it involves Petite Sirah, I’m going to find it. And if it doesn’t make any sense, I’m going to dispel it. I’ve tried the more direct route, by searching out […]

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Navarra, a Spanish Soujourn with New and Intriguing Flavors

Comments this week will be placed in a drawing for a $75.00 gift certificate from True Fabrications. (Just your name will qualify you.) Drawing on Saturday. Kingdom Navarra ~ Spain… Off on a new adventure to the Denominacion de Oregen… Northeastern Spain; or, an Iberian wine. The region of Navarra has interestingly diverse terroir, comprised […]