Archivo de la categoría: Wine tastings

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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DESCUBRIR LAS BODEGAS DE JEREZ: EL MAESTRO SIERRA


Lunes, 13 de abril. 12:45 am. Día soleado y ventoso. Mi amigo Manel y yo acabamos de visitar Ximénez-Spínola (escribí sobre ellos en un artículo anterior). Cogemos un taxi y nos dirigimos a El Maestro Sierra, una de mis bodegas favoritas de … 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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Field visit to Martín Codax winery


MARTÍN CODAX, 12th May 2014 … my friends of Vinoscopio and I left Cacabelos and headed to La Coruña to visit Martín Codax (D.O. Rías Baixas, Spain). Despite it’s relatively recent founding (1986), it is already the biggest wine cooperative … Seguir leyendo

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Visita a la bodega Martín Codax


MARTÍN CODAX, 12 de mayo del 2014 … todo el grupo de Vinoscopio dejamos Cacabelos y nos dirigimos a La Coruña para visitar Martín Codax (D.O. Rías Baixas). Aunque se fundó en el 1986 es la mayor bodega de  Galicia, … Seguir leyendo

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Field visit to Cuatro Pasos winery


CUATRO PASOS, 11th May 2014 A group of friends journeyed to Cacabelos (D.O. Bierzo, Spain) to visit Cuatro Pasos, an interesting winery created in 2003, a subsidiary of Martin Codax -the top producer of white wines of the D.O. Rías Baixas-. … Seguir leyendo

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Portuguese wines at full speed (2)


Day 2. Before starting a long day, we had breakfast in a luxury dining room at the hotel. It recalled those days when people –the very rich ones- used to vacation in these health resorts, now converted into vintage hotels. … 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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AT Roca: a new trend among the Catalan sparkling wine


A few days ago I tasted the AT Roca’s wines at the Fábrica Moritz, in Barcelona. Agustí Torelló Sibill and his son, the oenologist Agustí Torelló Roca introduced their products (two sparkling wines, two white wines and a red one). … Seguir leyendo

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Tasting Marqués de Terán (DOCa Rioja)


I was at Dime restaurant in Barcelona, the last 20th february, where the Regalía de Ollauri – Marqués de Terán winery introduced their products to the press. It is a young winery created by two well known producers in the … 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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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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The new Macallan


I recently had the chance to be at the presentation of the new The Macallan line at the Petit Celler headquarters in Barcelona. Referring to the origins of the distillery, The Macallan 1824 Series replaces the previous one, called Fine … Seguir leyendo

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Tasting Clos Mogador DOC Priorat at Moritz


16th September 2013 Spanish wines, no newcomer to the international scene, have been coveted by wine connoisseurs for over two thousand years. Nowadays, this trend continues, despite short term variations in the marketplace of consumer preference. Among the elite group of … Seguir leyendo

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Visiting Orto Vins


7th September 2013, This small cellar started its activity in 2008. They have a motto: quality. Its name, Orto Vins, comes from a Greek word meaning “right”, “straightforward”, “correct”. It also refers to the sunrise or sun up is the … 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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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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