Tag Archives: Spain

6 White Wines You Should Drink This Summer

Summer is definitely here! As the weather heats up, it’s time to drink refreshing white wines……by the pool, on the lake or at the beach. We chose wines from around the world, some varietals you may have heard of and … Continue reading

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The 12th Day of Rioja – The 12 Grapes of the New Year

Those of you who have been lucky enough to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Spain are familiar with the tradition of eating “12 lucky grapes” as the clock strikes midnight. If you have no idea what we are talking about, read on … Continue reading

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The 9th Day of Rioja – the 9 Lives of Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios – son, brother, husband, father, scholar, innovator, teacher, bullfighter and winemaker. Alvaro studied enology in Bordeaux, while working under Jean-Pierre Moueix at Ch. Pétrus. He credits his tenure at Pétrus for much of his winemaking philosophy and for … Continue reading

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The 6th Day of Rioja – 6 Wines & Women

The women of Rioja have been involved in the winemaking process for centuries. During the war, when the men were away fighting, the women took to the fields to care for the vines and harvest them. It was then that … Continue reading

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The 5th Day of Rioja – 2005 the Exceptional Vintage

2005 was an incredible vintage in Rioja. The smart collectors are buying up as much of the vintage as possible. The conditions were perfect and you really had to try hard to make bad wine in this vintage. One winery … Continue reading

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1st Day of Rioja – The Oldest Winery

Marques de Murrieta is the oldest bodega in Rioja. This 160+ year-old winery has a deep respect for the history and the tradition and finds a perfect balance with the focus on the future. Its origin dates from 1852 when … Continue reading

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Top 10 Wines at the Stacole Fine Wines Annual Holiday Show

Each year Stacole Fine Wines hosts their Annual Holiday Show for the trade. This is an event that everyone in the industry looks forward to. They bring out the best of the best of their quality wine portfolio. The event … Continue reading

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