Posts Tagged Spain


Cava Cava Cava’s A Chameleon


When it comes to wine, I like to think I’m quite adventurous. But matching a white cava with a slow-roasted leg of lamb was a new one on me. And guess what? It works!

Of course the Catalans have, like, known this for ever. Which is why I was trying this combination at a Codorníu Wine Barcelona Supper Club held in London. (more…)

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A Good Wine For Hard Times


Last month I went to The Co-operative’s spring wine tasting. And one or two of their wines excited me. In particular a Monastrell for £4.99. (more…)

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Come To The Cabernet


After my little rant about a Rioja that was almost 100% Sauvignon Blanc, it’s nice to see a wine from the Penedès DO (denomination of origin) clearly marked as a varietal – a wine made primarily from one grape and carrying the name of said grape. In this case, it was a bottle of  Bodega Pinord’s Chateldon Reserva 2004. (more…)

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Charge Of The White Brigade


Spain. A bit of unchartered territory for me. Sure, I’m familiar with Rioja, Albariño, Rueda, Cava and sherry. But there is so much I don’t know.   (more…)

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Uncorking Some Myths About Wine


Wine – there’s a lot of misinformation out there about serving and drinking it. Here are some of the lessons I’ve learnt along the way.

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