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An interesting article (in Spanish I’m afraid) about why red wine stains some people’s teeth more than others. For those of you who don’t speak Spanish here’s a quick summary. Red wine is high in acid and tannins both of which can eat away at the enamel on your teeth causing microscopic damage. Red wine … Continue reading Why Does Wine Stain Your Teeth?
When the nasty cold spell hits Madrid what is a girl to do but get in the car and head south. So here I am on the Mijas Costa checking out this lovely local wine. This a great example of how far Spanish wines have come. Back in the 70s a lot of table wines … Continue reading Malapipa Blanco 2017
A new theme for the blog my Fun Fact of the day. I thought some of you might be interested in the little titbits that come up during the wine tastings. Today's titbit is courtesy of Luke from the 'Inside The Bottle Winetasting' I did the other evening. If you drink sparkling wine, especially champagne … Continue reading Sparkling Wine Corks
Onto to some red wine with a bit a oomph about it. This wine is made by the same group that does Tio Pepe. They've started to buy parcels of land to experiment with lesser known grape varieties ..... I love it when they do that! In this case the grape is Graciano which is … Continue reading Parcela 12 Tinto 2015
I drank this at the same wine tasting as the Parcel 12 red wine. I was so taken with the previous wine and drank a fair bit of it so that I kind of stopped paying attention by the time we got to this one. Completely forgot to photo the bottle, so I have no … Continue reading Torno Tinto Crianza
Cava is, I think, the only denomination original in Spain that is not geographically based. You can have cava (which comes from the word for cave) from various regions in spain, but the majority come from Cataluña which is where they were first introduced. Cava is made by the exact same process as champagne and … Continue reading J.Gavarné Brut Nature Cava 2018
GOING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - A BLAST FROM THE PAST As always I spent Christmas back in the UK with my family. My Dad, sister and I (the three family winos) spent many a night down the local pub guzzling wine whilst our trendier family and friends drank gin and tonic (OK I admit I … Continue reading Black Tower Fruity White