Cataclysm: Volcanism and Great Wine on the Iberian Peninsula
Mar01

Cataclysm: Volcanism and Great Wine on the Iberian Peninsula

While staying in the beautiful and historic village of Almagro for the Christmas holiday, we took advantage to visit a nearby Tempranillo estate that had been referred to us by an old friend and winemaking genius in Ribera del Duero. We were astounded by the quality and personality of wines that clearly represented an unprecedented achievement in the area. The estate, Bodegas Calar, is now shipping its first wines to the US and they...

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THIRTY (30!!) Vintages of Martínsancho Verdejo in the US!
Mar28

THIRTY (30!!) Vintages of Martínsancho Verdejo in the US!

Iconic Martínsancho from Ángel Rodríguez will see its 30th consecutive vintage arrive to the US this year. The fabulous, drought-concentrated 2015 is among the finest vintages ever for this pillar of Spanish viticulture. In the late 1960s, preeminent Bordeaux Professor Emile Peynaud was given the task of finding the most noble Spanish white variety to produce a dry white wine of equal stature to his client’s centenarian and...

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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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