Tag Archives: Aragon

Triple-Threat: The Wines of Cariñena

When one thinks of Spanish wine, what comes to mind? Rioja (obviously), Ribera del Duero (most certainly), and Priorat (quote possibly). Cariñena? Probably not. This region is relatively unknown to the majority of American wine drinkers but is starting to take its rightful place on store shelves amongst Rioja, Ribera, and Priorat. And rightly so.…
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Gracias, Pour Favor!

Summer is knocking on the door (or feels like it's here already for many of us) and it is time to start stocking the fridge with whites and rosés and the shelves with fruit-forward reds. What should you serve the myriad of friends who will stop by unannounced and expect a libation?  How about what…
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Wine Blog Wednesday: 2006 Pirineos Parraleta (DO Somontano)

Where is Somontano? What is Parraleta? My dear friends Ryan and Gabriella Opaz of CataVino have resurrected Wine Blog Wednesdays with a feature on Spanish wine. How could I pass this up? Hunting deep in my collection I wanted to taste a relatively obscure wine from a relatively unknown region. I even surprised myself with…
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Thankful For Great Food & Spanish Wine

The great American day of feasting, Thanksgiving, is all but a distant memory as we turn our sights to the Winter holidays with tables overflowing with food, sweets galore (I would kill for great dark chocolate), and more alcohol than one human can possibly consume in a given period of time. Before I delve deep…
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Featured Winery: Bodega San Gregorio (Calatayud)

Cooperativa del Campo San Gregorio is located in the D.O. Calatayud in the region of Aragon (approximately two and a half hours northwest of Madrid). Calatayud covers almost 14,000 acres and consists of 15 bodegas producing a staggering 14 million liters of wine annually. Receiving D.O. status in 1990, Calatayud is Aragon's second-largest quality wine-producing…
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