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Ten Best Wine Travel Bags

Ten Best Wine Travel Bags

We recently traveled to Portugal and Spain to look for new wines and wineries to import to the United States and offer in our web wine store.  We criss-crossed Iberia for 17 days, visiting a number of different wineries and sampling their offerings.  As always, we found some great wines and some, well, not-so-great wines.  … Continue reading Ten Best Wine Travel Bags

The best Albariño this side of Spain

The best Albariño this side of Spain

Most people associate Albariño - the grape or the wine - with Spain, and for good reason.  This white wine grape grows is indigenous to Spain (although some Portuguese argue that their "Alvarinho" is the original) and there are some truly fantastic wines that come from the wine regions in Galicia.  On our last trip … Continue reading The best Albariño this side of Spain

Our Iberian Adventure, Part II: Sevilla

Our Iberian Adventure, Part II: Sevilla

After a very short (one-night) stay in Madrid, our Iberian adventure started in earnest with a trip to Sevilla - my first trip to this beautiful city in Andalucía.  In pre-historic times John visited Sevilla, but since I wasn't with him it doesn't count.  Anyway, we decided not to drive a car from Madrid to … Continue reading Our Iberian Adventure, Part II: Sevilla

Our Iberian Adventure, Part I: Getting Around

Our Iberian Adventure, Part I: Getting Around

We have been to Spain many times - individually and together - and John has a whole bunch of cousins living in Madrid.  A place neither of us had ever ventured, though, was Portugal.  This seems strange even to me, since Spain and Portugal are, well, part of the same peninsula and getting there is … Continue reading Our Iberian Adventure, Part I: Getting Around

A winery my mother would have loved

My wife and I have been visiting Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery in the Sonoma County town of Graton for quite a few years now.  Founded by Marimar Torres, a member of the prominent Torres winemaking family in Spain, Marimar Estate produces very high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as Spanish varietals such … Continue reading A winery my mother would have loved