PESQUERA: 30 INCREDIBLE YEARS IN THE USA FOR ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
Mar10

PESQUERA: 30 INCREDIBLE YEARS IN THE USA FOR ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ

In 2015, we turn to another momentous 30th anniversary: the first export of Tinto Pesquera. Alejandro Fernández had an idea what this event portended for his region and the rest of Spain. He took this photo of that first departure destined for Seattle and Portland in the Fall of 1985. Included was the great 1982, the first official vintage of the newly-formed D.O. Ribera del Duero.  Matt Kramer immediately recognized Pesquera’s...

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30 YEARS—The Journey Continues!
Apr03

30 YEARS—The Journey Continues!

Active in Spain’s wine renaissance from its inception in the late 1970s and early 1980s, it has been our privilege to share a most remarkable journey. View selected photos from our marvelous journey across the north of Spain this past March, 2014.          

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The Semantics of CLASSICAL:  A Wine Appreciation.
Nov08

The Semantics of CLASSICAL: A Wine Appreciation.

A look at the distinction between ‘classical’ and ‘classic’ (and choice of the former as the name of our company) offers insight into a wine philosophy informed by cultural relevance and viticultural authenticity. “Classic and classical are not interchangeable, and are not synonymous.” (sticklersforsyntax.wordpress.com) Definitions to which we subscribe Classical: “Influenced by ancient Greek...

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In Others’ Words (Part II)
Oct16

In Others’ Words (Part II)

Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, September 2013 We’ve summarized all of IWC’s September, 2013 reviews relating to wines from Spain here.

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In Others’ Words (Part I)
Sep24

In Others’ Words (Part I)

100 points, etc. Losada Bierzo El Pájaro Rojo Mencía 2011 This wine was voted second by Asimov and his New York Times tasting panel: “Our number two wine, the 2011 El Pájaro Rojo from Losada, was a juicy, fruity, structured wine with spicy, herbal notes unburdened by flavours of oak, unpretentious and pleasurable. At $16, it was our best value.” 19th September, 2013, Eric Asimov, New York Times, Top 10 Wines in the US Press Find more...

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