35 YEARS: A Brief History of (OUR) Time…
Apr15

35 YEARS: A Brief History of (OUR) Time…

In 2019 we celebrate 35 years, a span of time that closely parallels the history of Spain’s wine renaissance. We refer to it as “Our Journey.” Earlier posts in this series tell the tale: The Journey Began The Semantics of “Classical” Welcome to Our Journey We are simultaneously celebrating ten years of Bonafide® Wine Estates, our second-generation portfolio. In 2009, our 25th Anniversary marked a...

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CLASSICALWINES.COM is 20!
Dec27

CLASSICALWINES.COM is 20!

The very first entry in this blog recounted our commercial history, encompassing the ‘invention’ of the internet by Al Gore (see Wiki for the truth!). From its initiation in 1991, the World Wide Web now boasts one BILLION active websites. Classical Wines was an early driver on this information ‘super highway.’ In the 1980s TELEX (literally descendent of the telegraph, with ticker tape) was still the accepted...

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The Significance of Toro Albalá
May01

The Significance of Toro Albalá

Bodegas Toro Albalá in D.O. Montilla-Moriles, long and widely regarded as one of Spain’s greatest wine producers, is garnering increasing international exposure through highly visible reviews for recent releases of their aged vintage dessert PX (Pedro Ximénez). These wines stand by themselves on a pedestal within their category. Toro Albalá is the only firm specialized in cask-aged single-vintage PX and is uniquely able to offer and...

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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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