Tag Archives: Terra Alta

Featured Wine: 2010 Finca Morenillo (DO Terra Alta)

Celler Piñol is a family owned and operated bodega located in Batea (Terra Alta) in the southernmost region of Cataluña. The property is located at XXX feet (500 meters) above sea level and believes in organic farming methods (no pesticides or herbicides). The climate in the area (located close to Priorat and Montsant) is Mediterranean…
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Featured Wine: 2007 Portal (DO Terra Alta)

Produced by fourth generation members of the Piñol family, the estates wines hail from the Denominacion de Origen of Terra Alta in the region of Tarragona. Respecting old vineyards and family traditions, Celler Piñol has adopted modern winemaking techniques.   The D.O. Terra Alta is in great Spanish wine company, situated just south of Barcelona near…
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A Foreigner’s Guide to Spanish Cheese: Cabra/Goat (Part 2 of 5)

Growing up in Florida during the 1970’s and 1980’s I rarely, if ever, saw a cheese from an animal other than a cow. Our refrigerator was full of Cheddar, Swiss, and Jack cheeses but nary a cheese from any other animal.  I suspect that most people living in the U.S. during that time were experiencing a similar…
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Featured Wine (Addendum)!

For those who have read my last post on the 2009 Las Colinas del Ebro Garnacha Blanca take notice! Tonight I drank the 2008 Las Colinas del Ebro Syrah/Garnacha (again, from Terra Alta) and it is equally as good! I have been wanting to try this wine for a bit so I decided to throw…
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Featured Wine: 2008 Las Colinas Del Ebro (Terra Alta)

This week's "Wine of the Week" should really be labeled one of my "finds of the year" (thank you, Andrew!). The 2008 Las Colinas del Ebro from Terra Alta was an incredible surprise (and bargain you'll soon find out). But, first, our Spanish wine region lesson. The DO Terra Alta  is located in Southern Cataluña…
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