Tag Archives: Mencia

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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Featured Wine: 2008 Petalos del Bierzo (DO Bierzo)

Owned by Alvaro Palacios and his nephew, Ricardo Perez, Descendientes de Jose Palacios produces extremely consistent and delicious wines. Having "conquered" Priorat Alvaro had been wanting to try something new. The timing was right as Ricardo had finished enological studies and was travelling across France in an effort to gain as much knowledge as possible. In 1998,…
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Bierzo: Red In A Sea Of White

In my previous post I mentioned a wine from the D. O. Bierzo. I am always looking for something different and even difficult to find so when I found a D. O. that I was not familiar with a couple of years ago I was ecstatic. The D. O. Bierzo is situated in northwestern Spain…
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