The Wines of Aragón, Spain

Garnacha (Grenache) is in the midst of a renaissance in Spain and across the world. A grape variety historically undervalued and unappreciated, it is nowadays the lynchpin of many fashionable projects in Priorat, Gredos, Southern France, and even in its homeland: Aragón. Many of these new producers have been inspired by the concentrated underpriced reds that have long been made from old Garnacha vines in … Continue reading The Wines of Aragón, Spain

Seven red Spanish grapes worth discovering

Diversity is one of the main strengths of Spanish wine, primarily driven by a wide breadth of native grape varieties – both red and white – which are capturing the attention of wine lovers worldwide These group includes internationally-known grapes like Garnacha (Grenache) and Monastrell (Mourvedre) as well many unique varieties that had been nearly forgotten until recently. In a previous post, I shared a … Continue reading Seven red Spanish grapes worth discovering

Amontillado Sherry: The best of both worlds

Sherry has a place near and dear to my heart. In previous posts, I’ve shared how I fell in love with it , my first visit to its home of Jerez and Sanlucar de Barrameda, culminating in my becoming a Certified Sherry Wine Educator last year.  So, I guess you could say I’m a fan of all its wonderful expressions and styles. However, I were … Continue reading Amontillado Sherry: The best of both worlds