Tag Archives: Red Wine

Vino in the Valley

      Which valley? Napa Valley? No. Try the Valle de Guadalupe (Guadalupe Valley) in Mexico. Mexican wine. You heard me correctly. Mexican. Wine. Yes, our neighbor to the south produces more than just the world’s finest tequila. Just a couple of hours south of the California/Mexico border, in the state of Baja California,…
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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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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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Break Out the Tempranillo – It’s Time to Celebrate!

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…
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All About Mia!

That Sunday afternoon began unlike any recent one. Sitting on the balcony of an architectural masterpiece in San Diego, California, gazing out to the Pacific Ocean without a single cloud dotting the sky. The sun beaming down with stereotypical Southern California warmth, it was obvious the next move would be to find something cold to…
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