Tag Archives: Castilla-La Mancha

Tasting Spain with Campos de España

      Spanish wine has been in the news off and on over the past few years. The quality of wines coming out of Spain for the price point is virtually still unequalled in the world of wine today.  Some would argue with this statement; but when you add the tremendous breadth of varietals…
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The Wines of Bodegas Villavid

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…
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A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: Mixed/Mixto (Part 5 of 5)

Our journey has taken us through mountainous terrain and spacious pastures; it has introduced us to the sprightly goat, the demure cow, and the helpless sheep. We have also eaten some of the most amazing cheeses produced in the world today. Our final gaze turns to those cheeses produced from a combination of two or…
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A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: Sheep/Oveja (Part 4 of 5)

Our gallivants through the pastures of the Iberian countryside now turn our gaze from the quiet and inert cow (vaca) to the timid and vulnerable sheep (oveja). I might even say that I am thankful for the animal’s reputation of stupidity – follow the shepherd and eat and drink to your heart’s content for the…
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Featured Winery: Bodegas Villavid (Manchuela)

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…
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