Running along the Rio Duero South West of Valladolid in Castilla Leon, the Rueda D.O was formed in 1980. Prior to the 70s this region had very few grapevines. They primarily grew the Palomino grape variety but much of the vines had been killed off by the phylloxera bug earlier in the century. Then the … Continue reading Some History on the Rueda Region
Sorry for my absence everyone. As you may be aware Madrid has been in quarantine for the last two due to the Covid-19 virus. I took a break from this blog to adjust to the changes this has obviously made in my life. But fear not! I am still drinking wine and some of my … Continue reading Sorry!
The first of three wines I tried at Vinoteca Vides. A relatively new region for me, D.O. Monsant in Tarragona, and what I thought was a new grape, Samsó, but which turns out to be Carignan with yet another regional name. Still I have only tried one other Carignan red before and from a different … Continue reading Vinyes Velles de Samsó 2016
We've all seen the shocking news of the fires raging in Australia. The loss of life and the devastation to the land and wildlife is horrific. Whilst not top of the agenda the Australian wine industry has also been badly effected with many families losing their livelihoods and years worth of work. Here is an … Continue reading Fires in Australia
Here's to another year full of tasty wine. My new year resolution is to continue trying new wines. I should be able to stick to this resolution 🍷😋
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for following me in 2019 and I hope to see you all in 2020 for more wine tasting adventures. Off to drink some bubbly now 😁🥂🍾
The first wine from the Bodegas Frontonio wine tasting at Madrid & Darracott. This white wine is made from 100% Garnacha Blanca, a grape more usually associated with heavy aged Riojan Whites, with a reputation for oily, glycerin flavours. It has been stirred on lees for 3 months. El Botijo is a limited production, micro … Continue reading Bótijo Blanco 2017
The third wine from the Cuatro Rayas wine tasting at vinopremier.com. Something a little different this time, a red Tempranillo wine from the Rueda DO. I say different because Rueda is known for its white wines with Tempranillo reds more usually made in nearby Ribera del Duero. In fact it is so normal for most … Continue reading Cuatro Rayas Ecológico 2018
Another new grape for me tried in Slovenia. Here's what our colleagues at Wine-Searcher.com have to say on it:
Went round an American friend's house the other night and she opened a bottle of wine with this little baby. It's an electric corkscrew. The American's have all the coolest gadgets. Can't think why I haven't seen these before. Want one!