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Break Out the Tempranillo – It’s Time to Celebrate!

November 12th, 2014

Fall. A chill fills the air while leaves change hue. White wines have been consumed, and red wines are finding their way into shopping carts. And it is just in time. This Thursday is International Tempranillo Day. On November 13, 2014, the wine world will, for the fourth consecutive year, celebrate one of its fastest growing varietals. Tempranillo, indigenous to Spain, is considered the country’s “noble” grape. It is used predominantly in wines produced in Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Toro, and Cast...

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Wine Hotels in Spain: Charm and Luxury Along the Rutas de Vino

September 21st, 2013

Finding the perfect hotel in the right location never ceases to be a challenge. Many of the villages along the Rutas de Vino in Spain have become home to some of the country’s (and world’s) most unique hotels. And what is the best thing about these hotels? They are part of a growing trend of wineries with hotels on site (many locally owned and operated by the winery itself). It is the perfect marriage for traveling wine lovers. However, to ensure the best experience one must consider a number of...

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Ribera del Duero

June 22nd, 2013

The past few years have been good to the Ribera del Duero wine region in North Central Spain; but much like Sonoma in California wine country, it has had to contend with a more popular older sibling, Rioja. That said, given the region’s much deserved recent international notoriety, things are changing. On a recent trip to Ribera del Duero, I gained a new appreciation for this incredible region for which I’d love to share with you a few of my top highlights. Keep in mind, this is not a complete l...

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Codorníu-Raventós/Aveníu Brands Winemaker Tour

May 26th, 2013

Recently seven of the world’s finest winemakers converged for the first time in the United States. New York City and Washington, D.C. played host to the first-ever Codorníu-Raventós/Aveníu Brands Winemaker Tour which aimed to bring together the eight winemakers which make up the Codorníu Raventós portfolio. Representing ten wine regions in three countries these winemakers presented a vast selection of incredible wines from their individual wineries. I had the good fortune attend the Washington, ...

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Spanish Wine Tour 2013

March 31st, 2013

The time has come. Nine months of waiting anxiously my driving trip to two of Spain's premier wine regions: 1) Rioja, and 2) Ribera del Duero (Wine Enthusiast's 2012 Wine Region of the Year). I would love to share with you in advance the amazing winery tours and hotels that are on the agenda, but, painfully, I will have to make you wait for the full experience! Just know that incredible food and wine will be consumed daily at historic and modern bodegas and restaurants. I will be in Madrid the l...

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