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Winter Whites & Late Summer Reds

Put a Chill on It! “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date” – William Shakespeare When the summer season breathes its last symbolic gasp on Labor Day and the colors at the farmers’ markets transition from bright yellows and ruby reds to dark greens, purples, and oranges, the wines in our glasses begin to […]

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2000 Years of Winemaking Tradition Meet Modern Day in Ribera y Rueda

It is not an overstatement that Ribera del Duero and Rueda are Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines. The fact that more wineries than ever are led by women; that vineyard managers look after their vineyards with painstaking care; that many wineries sustainably and organically farm their vines; that both regions produce […]

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Ribera del Duero and Rueda: Your Next Wine Country Destination

Courtesy of James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Werlin @cheezelady   It is often said that wine is life, but in Ribera del Duero and Rueda, it is more. Wine represents the roots in the soil and the root of the soul. Each glass made here represents the area’s ancient past and its slow, steady march […]

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Grilling the Tempranillo Way

Courtesy of James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Werlin @cheezelady   Where there’s a grill, there’s a way – Maude Frédérique Lavoie/Unsplash Grilling is the bridge between get-togethers and conversation. It is a spectator sport that thrills us with its sizzle, its transformation of food from light to dark, soft to crisp. Sweet vegetables become sweeter, […]

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Firing Up Summer With Rueda Verdejo

Courtesy of James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Werlin @cheezelady It’s Sizzle Time! Summertime and the grilling is easy. Or it is when you have a few basic tools, the right ingredients, a well-crafted fire, and most importantly, the perfect wine to pour alongside. The last one is easy. It’s called Verdejo.  This grape, hailing from […]

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Ribera del Duero’s 2021 Vintage Report – EXCELLENT

THE RIBERA DEL DUERO EXCEPTIONAL COMMITTEE RATES THE 2021 VINTAGE OF RIBERA DEL DUERO’S WINES AS EXCELLENT This year’s Exceptional Rating Committee was made up of ten prestigious opinion leaders representing the press, sommeliers, distributors, and winemakers from the Designation of Origin. The Committee has done an in-person analysis of the wines made with the […]

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A Wine for All Seasons

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” – Robin Williams When the sun comes out after a long winter, a fire within us burns bright. We are motivated by the unstoppable desire to break out, gather friends, and head outside. With this exit, we leave behind our thick sweaters and the warming wines of […]

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Castles & Lions Reimagined

Quick. What images come to mind when you think of France? Long, languorous meals, the arts, fashion, croissants, and maybe a picturesque countryside filled with sunflowers and lavender too? Italy evokes images of its own. Pasta imaginings and the Pope go without saying. So to Ferraris, Michaelangelo, Parmigiano Reggiano, gelato, truffle dogs searching the Tuscan […]

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