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The Wines of Bodegas Villavid

April 25th, 2012

I am both intrigued by and excited about the wines of Bodegas Villavid. I have had a few opportunities to taste a few of their incredible selections but none to the degree as of recent. Having acquired a number of wines from the bodega I decided to host a tasting party in an effort to allow my friends to enjoy these delicious wines as well. As expected, neither the party nor the wines were a disappointment! I have written about Villavid previously but the story bears repeating. The winery produc...

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Featured Winery: Bodegas Villavid (Manchuela)

September 12th, 2010

Back in February of this year while visiting New York City for another Spanish wine event, I happened (luckily so) upon a luncheon (well, more of a gastronomic Disneyland) hosted by one of Spain’s more obscure wine regions – Manchuela. Do not let Manchuela’s relative ambiguity fool you. This region is producing some incredibly unique and interesting wines. Up until that fateful meal I had tried one wine from the region and was aware of only one other. Check out my article to get a window into so...

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Bodega On The Road: D.O. Manchuela Tasting Lunch

March 7th, 2010

Fresh on the heels of my mammoth Ribera del Duero tasting event I was happy to have received an invitation to a more intimate event one of Charlie Palmer's NYC restaurants, Aureole. This time I was enticed by a Spanish wine region of which I knew virtually nothing, D.O. Manchuela. The area has recently launched its first foray into the U.S. market (with help from New York public relations company, M. Young Communications) in an effort to bring exposure to a relatively unknown (yet surprisingly f...

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