Tag Archives: Spanish Wine Education

Codorníu-Raventós/Aveníu Brands Winemaker Tour

Recently seven of the world’s finest winemakers converged for the first time in the United States. New York City and Washington, D.C. played host to the first-ever Codorníu-Raventós/Aveníu Brands Winemaker Tour which aimed to bring together the eight winemakers which make up the Codorníu Raventós portfolio. Representing ten wine regions in three countries these winemakers…
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Celebrating Master Wine-Making in Rioja: The Wines of CVNE

Membership is said to have privileges. When you are a Spanish wine nerd (aka "connoisseur") word gets around. When my friend Dennis, wine buyer at 3rd Corner in Ocean Beach (San Diego), called with a rare opportunity to taste an array of wines from CVNE (presented by Epic Wines) of Rioja (one of Spain's two…
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I’m Official…

I just got the email... "CONGRATULATIONS! Dear Rick, We are pleased to inform you that you have passed both of our exams and now you have become a Spanish Wine Educator." I actually passed with a score of 86.8%. This is the score that they will use when they choose the ten people that win…
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Wines from Spain – Let’s Get Started!

Three days - 79 wines. Yes, I said 79 (this does not include the 14 wines from the tasting on Sunday). I must say that one of the most difficult things to do for someone who loves wine is to move to the mindset that "I am tasting these wines, not drinking them." Spitting out…
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