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Meet The Introverted Extroverts Of Spanish Wines: Galicia Winemakers Render Modern Interpretations By Learning The Intricacies Of The Land And How It Is Expressed Through Its Heritage Varieties.

Contrast has always animated the soul of wine; the subtle way that sugar plays against acid while fruit notes wrangle savory undercurrents. Wine is about transformation—fermentation is a pretty radical transmutation, after all—a metamorphosis of grape juice from the plebian…

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Posted on 2024.05.16 in Spain DO, Wine-Aid Packages, Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra, Rias Biaxas  |  Read more...

 

Fanfare For The Uncommon Grape: Visionary Spanish Producers Explore The Capabilities of 23 Heritage Varieties’ and Demonstrate Their Potential For Complexity. A Dozen: 7 Red, 4 White & 1 Rosé $296

The wine world’s equivalent to the dinosaur-destroying Chicxulub meteor is a microscopic louse called phylloxera. By the end of the nineteenth century, the bug had killed most of the vines in Europe, and when they were replanted (often using louse-resistant…

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Posted on 2023.09.08 in La Tierra de Castilla, France, Spain DO, Penedes, Wine-Aid Packages, Catalunya, Cava, Arribes, Tierra de Leon, Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra  |  Read more...

 

Summer-Aid: $250 “Green Spain” — Taste the Terroir of Northwest Spain with 12 Bottles (6 Red, 6 White, All Included and Delivered)

Our latest Wine Aid box hails from the northwest corner of the Iberian peninsula and is packed with lively, graceful, cool-climate wines, defined as much by the nearby Atlantic coast as the vineyard soils and slopes. These are wines with…

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Posted on 2020.08.10 in Spain DO, Wine-Aid Packages, Tierra de Leon, Ribeira Sacra, Rias Biaxas  |  Read more...

 

Inexpensive Party Wines for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Tis’ the season of backyard barbecues, hanging out on the patio, picnics in the park, and any excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors with friends, family, and wine. While…

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Posted on 2017.05.25 in Misc Spanish, France, Saturday Sips Wines, Spain DO, Burgundy, Italy, Languedoc-Roussillon, Veneto, Ribeiro  |  Read more...

 

Red and White from Spain’s Rare Grapes of Tierra de León

Pardevalles Albarín Blanco (Tierra de León 2014) White Price: ~16/bottle Pardevalles Prieto Picudo “Gamonal” (Tierra de León 2012) Red Price: ~$19/bottle Third generation vigneron Rafael Alonso is one of the pioneer winemakers of southern León. Viñedos y…

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2016.06.29 in Saturday Sips Wines, Spain DO, Tierra de Leon  |  Read more...

 

Rare Grapes of Spain

Pardevalles “Albarín Blanco” Price: $18.99/bottle Pardevalles Gamonal “Prieto Picudo” Price: $23/bottle Join us this Saturday to sample a red and white wine from the rare grapes of DO Tierra de León. The Alonso family of Pardevalles is one of…

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Posted on 2015.02.04 in Saturday Sips Wines, Spain DO, Tierra de Leon  |  Read more...

 


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