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Legends of the Ribera del Duero: Master Winemaker Trifecta

Legends of the Ribera del Duero: Master Winemaker Trifecta | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it

Master Winemaker Trifecta:

 

Mariano Garcia

Peter Sisseck

Alejandro Fernandez

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Wine of the Week 10 - a touch of Spanish elegance

Wine of the Week 10 - a touch of Spanish elegance | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Recently I have been tasting quite a few wines from Navarra - indeed one has been a previous Wine of the Week. Some of you will have read about the trip I made to this to this fascinating and beaut...
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Americans driving gran reserva Rioja sales

Americans driving gran reserva Rioja sales | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it

American consumers have developed a thirst for gran reserva Rioja and are helping to drive sales of the style according to one of the region’s historic estates.

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Spanish wines to pair with summer

Spanish wines to pair with summer | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Basa Blanco, Camp Viejo stand out
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Parker ends June 2014 with new ratings of Spanish wine

Parker ends June 2014 with new ratings of Spanish wine | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it

We’d been eagerly waiting on new Parker scores of Spanish wines for a couple weeks now (the latest scores date back to March) and finally, this weekend, The Wine Advocate surprises us with no less than three articles on Spanish wine.

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Rosado, Spain

Rosado, Spain | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Mike slipped Cava in at the last minute last week to fit in with his trip to Barca but we make no apologies for staying in Spain and introducing our first rosé of #newwinethisweek… it’s time to get...
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Spanish red Riojas perfect with grilled lamb

Spanish red Riojas perfect with grilled lamb | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Spain gets a special spotlight in current Vintages release, and there are some winners for barbecue season.
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Tapas with An International Touch and Rioja Red Wine: A Match Made in Heaven

Tapas with An International Touch and Rioja Red Wine: A Match Made in Heaven | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it

I learned so much about Rioja wines and now I’d love to help you choose your own bottle. The first thing you want to look for is the “Denominación de Origen Calificada” or DOCa seal. This ensures that each wine (vineyard) meets the strict qualifications required to be authentically Rioja. The next thing you’ll look for is the classification of wine which denotes the ageing process of the wine.

 

 

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Value wine worth the time

Value wine worth the time | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it

I'm often asked: "What's a good inexpensive wine?" It makes sense: Everyone wants to save money; everyone wants their wine to be drinkable.

About 10 percent of the low-priced wines I've tried are any good, but recently I was truly amazed by a line out of Spain. Bodegas Juan Gil Family Estates encapsulates everything good about wine from Spain: It's inexpensive*, very good quality, and the labels are beautiful.

 

 

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5 Spanish wines that rise to the occasion

5 Spanish wines that rise to the occasion | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Driving into Ribera del Duero is a bit like arriving on an alien land. Barren and brown, with crouching, gnarled bush vines, it definitely isn’t the prettiest wine region I’ve visited.
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Godello, a traditional Spanish white varietal likened to chardonnay, is enjoying a revival

Godello, a traditional Spanish white varietal likened to chardonnay, is enjoying a revival | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Godello (pronounced “go-DAY-oh”), a traditional Spanish white varietal enjoying a revival, is often likened to chardonnay.
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Wine tasting notes: the best verdejo - Telegraph

Wine tasting notes: the best verdejo - Telegraph | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
The long-neglected Spanish grape verdejo makes wonderfully refreshing wine
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33 of The Most Bizarre Wine Flavors

Discover some of the more bizarre wine flavors that are commonly found in wine. The flavors that so many wine tasting notes leave out.
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Wines from Cariñena

Wines from Cariñena | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
We recommend two wines from Cariñena. Cariñena is a D.O. in the northeastern area of Spain. Both of these wines are fruity and fresh and ready to drink.
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Tasting Wines from Ribeira Sacra

Tasting Wines from Ribeira Sacra | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
In the northern region of Spain, the wines are still evolving.
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A wine geek in paradise: Wine writer Gwen Berry explores Spain

A wine geek in paradise: Wine writer Gwen Berry explores Spain | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
My visit starts on the perfect note: riding in an old, beat-up truck on windy, mountain roads. I’m struggling to speak Spanish to a French winemaker in one of Spain’s most exciting up-and-coming regions: Bierzo.
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Blind Tasting – Bordeaux vs. Rioja

Blind Tasting – Bordeaux vs. Rioja | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
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Spain boasts many mysterious varietals

Spain’s history as an Old World wine producer dates back to prehistoric times, thousands of years before first the Phoenicians and then the Carthaginians made wine in the country.

 

 

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Wine of the Week: Vina Borgia 2012

Wine of the Week: Vina Borgia 2012 | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it

Doesn’t the label just make you smile? And how about that price? Well, wait until you taste it. It’s 100 percent grenache or, as they say in Spain, its country of origin, garnacha.

 

 

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No rain on the plain in post-Franco Spain

No rain on the plain in post-Franco Spain | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Spain has emerged from ossification since Franco’s death, and nowhere more admirably than in its wine industry.
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Senorio del Tallar Ribera del Duero Vendimia Seleccionada 2012

Senorio del Tallar Ribera del Duero Vendimia Seleccionada 2012 | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
I just recalled where I got this bottle from- Total Wine for $18, it was on special as they were doing a Spanish wine tasting that day.  I'll be back for more...  I had to look very hard to find an...
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Spanish and Portuguese Wine Grapes in Lebanon?

Spanish and Portuguese Wine Grapes in Lebanon? | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
Do you know what Portuguese and Spanish grapes are doing in Lebanon? Neither did we. Quentin Sadler takes a look at how this happened and what it means for wine lovers everywhere...
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One Outstanding Ribera del Duero

One Outstanding Ribera del Duero | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
We recently picked up a few half bottles of the 2006 Finca Villacreces.  This property is right next to Vega Sicilia in Ribera del Duero, and used to provide fruit to them.  Vega Sicilia is probabl...
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http://northernexposurespain.com/TheExperience-Cuisine.php

 

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How important are vintage ratings?

How important are vintage ratings? | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
From 2004 to 2012, the Rioja Regulatory Council rated four vintages ‘excellent’ and five ‘very good’. When 2013 was judged ‘good’, people here were surprised, because throughout the year conditions...
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Mariano Garcia of Spanish Bodegas Mauro

Mariano Garcia of Spanish Bodegas Mauro | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it

Mariano Garcia, winemaker and owner of Bodegas Mauro and the former winemaker of Vega Sicilia, was in India last week and presented a range of five red wines from his two wineries outside Ribera del Duero and in Toro, at the residence of Mr. Ramon Blecua, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Spain, writes Subhash Arora who was as impressed with the culinary skills of Blecua as the winemaker Mariano

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What To Drink Now: Bodega Beronia

What To Drink Now: Bodega Beronia | Wines of Northern Spain | Scoop.it
The wines of Rioja are known to deliver consistency and approachability, often for a very reasonable price.
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