Archivo de la categoría: Fortified wines (& some not)

Virtus Unita Fortior


The state motto of Andorra, Virtus Unita Fortior, can be translated as “Virtue united is stronger”. I mention this because I went for the third time to the Trobada de Microproductors de vi a Andorra, a wine fair that in my opinion … Seguir leyendo

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DISCOVERING SHERRY WINERIES: BODEGAS FAUSTINO GONZÁLEZ


Monday, 13th April 2015. 8:00 pm. It has been a long time since I wrote my last post! Lots of things have happened since then. Both personal and profesional challenges that I had to face… However, from now onwards -January … Seguir leyendo

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DISCOVERING SHERRY WINERIES: BODEGAS EMILIO HIDALGO


Monday, 13th April. 5:00 pm. My friend Manel and I were sat in a bar while eating some tapas and talking about the great morning we experienced. It was not common to have the chance to visit two nice wineries … Seguir leyendo

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DISCOVERING SHERRY WINERIES: EL MAESTRO SIERRA


Monday, 13th April. 12:45 am. It was a windy and sunny day. My friend Manel and I just ended up our visit to Ximénez-Spínola (I wrote about it at my previous post), grabbed a taxi and headed to El Maestro … Seguir leyendo

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Sherry wineries: Ximénez-Spínola


As you may know, the predominant grape variety at the DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry is Palomino. The other varieties recognized by the Consejo Regulador (Regulatory Council), i.e., Pedro Ximénez (PX) and Moscatel (sweet Muscat) represent a tiny percentage of the total. However, … Seguir leyendo

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Sherry Festival in Barcelona 15-23 May 2015


Normally, I do not comment anything about the daily activity in the wine sector. Nevertheless, the Sherry Festival that will be held in Barcelona between 18th and 23rd of May deserves few lines. Sherry has suffered ups and downs in … Seguir leyendo

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Portuguese wines at full speed (1)


Is it possible to visit five wineries in just two days while driving about 2.000 km? Is it possible to learn something meanwhile? And more important, Is it possible to enjoy such a trip? I would have said that it … Seguir leyendo

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Interview at The Sommelier’s Palate


I have been interviewed by The Sommelier’s Palate. Here you have the link: http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/?p=10037

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bar Quimet-Quimet or the Cathedral of the senses in Barcelona


There are just a few venues in Barcelona capable enough to make me recall goods memories everytime I go. Among them, the bar Quimet-Quimet, at Poble Sec, is my favourite. I have been frequenting it for years, but not as … Seguir leyendo

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Finos Palmas by Tío Pepe in Barcelona


I had a great evening yesterday. I was invited by “Paladar y Tomar” to the launch ceremony for the González Byass’ Finos Palma series held in streaming in Barcelona, Jerez, Madrid and Sevilla. The ceremony was conducted by Antonio Flores, … Seguir leyendo

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The wines of Empordà


I talked about the wines of Empordà (Girona) a few weeks ago. Now, I bring the issue back up after having visited a couple of wineries few days ago and tasted a lot of wines from the area at the … Seguir leyendo

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Tasting Empordà


I was kindly invited by Devino Catas to give a wine tasting at Celler Brugarol in Palamós (Girona) on 29th September 2013. The reason for that was to introduce some Catalan wines from Empordà to a group of international recognized … Seguir leyendo

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Visiting Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Sherry at a glance


May 2013, Have you ever gone to a place where you feel like at home? I have, and in my case this is the province of Cádiz. The mere thought of its landscapes, festivals, wines, food brings memories rushing back… … Seguir leyendo

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Visiting Oporto


_______________________________________________________________ Nov 2012, To visit Oporto is to move slowly to the past. Laid down, quiet and with tens of treasures scattered here and there, Oporto brings us the opportunity to “touch” in first person the history of a country, … Seguir leyendo

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Visiting Lustau


May 2012, I had the chance to have an excellent wine tasting of lots of references commercialized by Lustau while I was following a sherry-food pairing course in Jerez. Juan Mateos de Arizón, sales manager for enotourism, kindly guided me … Seguir leyendo

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Visit to Gutiérrez Colosía in Puerto de Santa María


May 2013, Any wine connoisseur is -in one level or another- fun of sherry. And once we start talking about quality and family run cellars, we have to talk about Gutiérrez Colosía, sited at Puerto de Santa María. This firm … Seguir leyendo

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