Forbes Article: Light The Grill And Grab A Glass – Tempranillo Pairs Perfectly With Fourth Of July And National Grilling Month
Don’t abandon hearty red wines because the temperature is climbing. Tempranillo, a noble thick-skinned black grape, is the perfect wine to pair with national grilling month. Hailing from the Iberian Peninsula, today Tempranillo is cultivated around the world, making it the ideal red wine of summer.
Get to Know Spain’s Utiel-Requena DO
Spain’s Valencian Community is the fourth most populous autonomous community after Andalusia, Catalonia, and Madrid. The city of Valencia, located on the southeastern coast about 303 kilometer (188 miles) from Barcelona, is the capital of the Community. As Spain’s third largest city, Valencia has much to offer, including beaches, arts, medieval castles, an inviting Central…
Pedernales Cellars: Living a Dream
Five important questions to ask oneself before embarking on a dream, according to Kidando.Net: Do you constantly think about your dream? Do you know more about your passion than the average person? Do you have an idea of what it will take to accomplish your goal? Do you believe it is possible to achieve your…
Getting Real with Hacienda de Arínzano
Spain is a vast country comprised of 13 wine regions with over 2,000 vineyard acres and 200+ grape varieties. Situated in the north-eastern region of Spain between La Rioja and Navarra, near the town of Pamplona lies Hacienda de Arínzano. Arínzano is not just another Spanish winery, they are the first winery in northern Spain…
Moro Family Wineries: Allowing the Terroir to Speak
Ribera del Duero DO in northern Spain is smoking hot right now. In 2012 Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded it the coveted Wine Region of the Year. Decanter declared “there is no better time for discovering Ribera del Duero.” And Wine Spectator claimed, “many of the Ribera del Duero wines that have entered the market are…
Who’s Ready for International Tempranillo Day?
I love the celebration of wine grapes! Why? First of all because I love wine, second because I love the communal spirit of everyone sharing and sipping the same grape on the same day, and third any reason to have a glass of wine works for me! So won’t you please join me tomorrow in…
Tasting Rioja Alavesa: Viñedos y Bodegas de la Marquesa – Valserrano
We spent our first morning in Basque Country in the Alava Province. It is an area of great history juxtaposed with modern structures. For example, we visited a vineyard containing stone foundations from medieval wine presses located not far from Bodegas Ysios. If the landscape contains contradiction the families and wines do not. Rioja Alavesa…
#Food and #Wine Pairing: Spanish Wine and Steak
How do you approach food? Are you a vegetarian? Vegan? Carnivore? How important is organic? Biodynamic? What about GMO’s? Well today’s food and wine pairing features a delicious meal paired with a lovely USDA Certified organic wine that is verified as part of the non-GMO program. Even better the wine is from Spain!
What? There is #Wine in #Texas
What do you know about the Texas Wine Industry? As a Texan, I have known and experienced the Texas Wine Industry for decades. Therefore, it always surprises me when those outside Texas are unaware of that Texas even has a wine industry. For the record, every one of America’s 50 states produces wine; however, I…
September Winestudio: Codorníu – A Family Tradition
As children we all loved a good fairy tale. The story of young forbidden love kept apart by some evil adult. Or stories of adventure where a group of companions face unforeseeable odds only to grow in self-confidence and friendship. These stories are timeless and follow us into our adulthood. The story of Anna de…