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Spanish bubbles – just in time for Thanksgiving

Few other styles of wine can cement good, festive, moments in life like sparkling wine – it’s food friendly, doesn’t have to cost a fortune and goes with just about any kind of food imaginable. Even though Champagne and Prosecco get lots of well-deserved attention for their tasty sparkling vino, there’s another country who’s been […]

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Two stellar Tempranillo’s from Spain

By Duane Pemberton I freely admit to it – Spain holds a special place on my palate because, for the past number of years, it has been releasing world-class quality wines at prices that most folks can afford. Its wines are typically very food friendly, have good acids and still provide a great layer of […]

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1998 Gran Oristan Reserva

Bodegas Juan Ramon Lozano is a premium wine producer in Spain which sources its fruit from a few key regions: La Carrasca, La Numancia, El Corral, El Ventorro and Los Andreus. It features some of the more popular spanish grapes such as Granacha, Macabeo, Verdejo and Tempranillo – this wine is Tempranillo-based.   With an alcohol […]

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A pair of great Spanish Whites for under $12

Wine lovers are always on the lookout for great values in wine and in today’s challenging economic times that yearning is stronger than ever. Thankfully, we have a lot of great wine-producing areas that are churning out the good vino at prices that will allow us to maintain our wino-lifestyle – one of the primary […]

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Why Spain and Portugal rock the wine world

I’ve been telling folks I know for quite awhile now that they have got to start tring the wines out of Spain and Portugal as they been producing some serious wines that represent tremendous quality-to-price ratio.  These three wines are ones that the yellowtail kool-aid drinkers need to try and get ready to step up […]

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2007 Protos Verdejo

Straight from the sort of speak of “what’d you call me”? Is the great spanish grape of Verdejo – I know there are a lot of folks – including myself – who aren’t too familliar with it so I’ll give you the cliff-notes version of what it’s all about. This grape originally started out in […]

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2006 Grandes Vinos Vinedos Besame Kiss Me

Winery Link I’m a huge sucker for great wine values so you’d have to be here to really grasp the look on my face after tasting this latest $10 gem of a bottle. All the way from Spain, comes the Grandes Vinos Besamse “Old Vine” Granacha which almost literally blew me away. Granacha is a […]

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La Legua 2006 Tempranillo

Tempranillo is to Spain as Malbec is to Argentina – each grape is really taking its own root into each of those cultures which have been migrating out to other countries of the world. Thankfully, there are many wine distributors who do a good job of seeking out some of the harder-to-find wines and bring […]

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