Tag Archives: Galicia

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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Tour del Vino Gallego: The Wines of ViniGalicia

Summer has bid adieu and the fall color palette has taken over the landscape. In picturesque villages amidst the mountainous terrain of northwestern Spain one wine group in particular is working diligently to introduce the world to amazing wines produced in some of Spain's lesser-known wine areas. Believe me when I say they know what…
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Tasting the Future (and Past) of Spanish Wine

I hail from the land of butter-bomb Chardonnays and high-alcohol Cabernets. It is a place where numerous winemakers conform to the new norm of producing wine in an effort to gain a rating worthy of the Robert Parker elite rather than create a wine which characterizes the body and soul of the winemaker, the grape,…
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A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: Vaca/Cow (Part 3 of 5)

Traversing the craggy mountaintops and mountainsides of the Iberian terrain we descend to the lush, green pastures of the mountains and valleys of (predominantly) Northern Spain. Our gaze turns from the agile and energetic goat (cabra) to the more docile and passive cow (vaca). They graze primarily on the stretch of land that extends from…
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Featured Wine: 2006 Sketch (DO Rias Baixas)

Raul Perez - Albariño Vineyards in Galicia Some things happen just once in a lifetime. I suspect that I have just experienced one of those moments. By chance I was searching for a wine online when I noticed the wine shop had just received a bottle of the 2006 Sketch from Rias Baixas (through the purchase…
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