A Taste of Navarra #Wine; Spain’s Best Kept Secret

Are you familiar with the Navarra wine region of Spain?  I wasn’t, until I recently had an opportunity to sample a diverse selection of wines from the new to me region.  I received six sample wines that included a diverse selection of traditional Spanish grape varieties – Tempranillo, and Garnacha (a.k.a. Grenache), and  international varieties Cabernet…

Wine of the Week: 2012 Zudugarai “Amats” Getariako Txakolina

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  For this week, my Wine Of The Week is the 2012 Zudugarai “Amats” Getariako Txakolina. The Winery Bodegas Zudugarai  is a winery located in the Basque region in northern Spain, less…

#DrinkPink Rosé of the Week; 2013 Bodegas Ostatu Rosado

Rosé season is in full bloom, although truth be told, it’s Rosé season for me pretty much year-round for me!  With that in mind, I’m cranking up my annual series of weekly “Drink Pink!“ Rosé tastings.  It’s my quest for the best Pink Porch Pounders for $20 or less!  This week’s rosé is the 2013 Bodegas Ostatu Rosado. The…

Wine of the Week: 2009 Viña Eguía Rioja Reserva

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  This week’s wine, the 2009 Viña Eguía Rioja Reserva is a great value! The Winery According to importer Quintessential Wines the Viña Eguía winery and vineyards were established in 1973 in Elciego…

Best Wines To Pair With Tapas #SundaySupper

I was pretty excited when I saw this week’s #SundaySupper tapas theme.  That’s because my wife and I recently returned from a 17-day trip to Spain! Our itinerary included visits to Barcelona, La Rioja (Spain’s most renown wine country), San Sebastian, Madrid, Toledo, Sevilla, and Granada.  One of the highlights of our trip, of course was…

Wine of the Week: 2011 Calvente Moscatel Guindalera

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  For this week, my Wine of the Week is the 2011 Calvente Moscatel Guindalera.  It’s another wine we enjoyed on our recent trip to Spain. The Winery Horacio Calvente, owner/winemaker of Bodegas Horacio…

Wine of the Week; 2011 Bodegas Basilio Izquierdo B de Basilio Blanco

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out.  For this week, my Wine of the Week is the 2011 Bodegas Basilio Izquierdo B de Basilio Blanco. The Winery My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Basilio Izquierdo…

Wine of the Week And Great QPR!; 2011 Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra

Every Thursday I feature a wine I particularly enjoy, whether it’s something new and different, is a great value, or from a producer worth checking out. For this week, my Wine Of The Week is the 2011 Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra.  About Herencia Altes  Herencia Altès is a project a long time in the making. For generations Nuria Altes…