Tag Archives: Wine Reviews

Permalink to Faustino I Rioja Gran Reserva

Rioja is undoubtedly Spain’s most famous wine region, often presented as the “typical Spanish wine” to first time visitors.  Native to and synonymous with the region is the star grape of Spanish wine, Tempranillo (tem-pra-KNEE-yo). Perhaps no other Spanish wine …

Last update: February 15, 2016

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Permalink to Javier Sanz Verdejo Malcorta

Verdejo has taken Spanish white wine lovers by storm over the last decade, competing with, and often times dethroning, the more aristocratic Albariño on many a wine list.  Lavish ripe fruit and sweet herbal notes on the nose pleasantly deceive …

Last update: November 13, 2015

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Permalink to Rafael Palacios Louro Godello

For Spanish wine lovers, it’s hard not to be seduced by the story of the Palacios family. Don José Palacios Remondo founded the family’s first winery in Rioja back in 1945.  Four of his nine children would follow in his …

Last update: November 13, 2015

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Permalink to Pazo Baión Albariño

As Spain’s most well-known native white grape, Albariño (AL-BA-REEN-YO) rings a bell to most white wine drinkers, even if its appellation D.O. Rías Baixas, does not. The fragrant, crisp, dry white wine produced by this classic variety has become increasingly …

Last update: August 2, 2014

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Permalink to Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial

The story is an often-told one.  As a wine region, the now famous Ribera del Duero was practically unheard of just 30 years ago.  Back then, among the handful of wineries only the name Vega Sicilia was known to consumers outside …

Last update: August 1, 2015

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Permalink to El Regajal Selección Especial

When asked to name a few Spanish wine regions, visitors to Madrid often come up with Rioja and Ribera del Duero, or possibly grape names like Verdejo and Albariño.  The very city they’re visiting however is sadly never named.  Only …

Last update: July 30, 2014

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