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Alma de Cattleya

Alma de Cattleya wines are created from the soul.
Winemaker Bibiana González Rave has an impressive background. She grew up in Medellín, known more for the city’s drug

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Priorat, T’estimo Molt!

Priorat, I do love you. 
And, I miss you. Your wine was soul hugging. Your rolling green hills, with perfectly terraced vineyards was like driving through a painting… and, I wanted to stay forever (except for the summer, which I hear gets ridiculously hot).

Tarragona.
Taking the C-32 from Barcelona to Falset (so Californians),

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Remembrance

Remembrance.
As we approach the new year and get ready to say goodbye to 2018, I’ve decided to focus on the good things (because there were plenty of negatives, especially politically, weren’t there!?). Although it’s easy to think about challenging, difficult times, or how much our back hurts, it’s important to

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Verah

 

Verah, Mounts Family’s 2017 Pink Wine, is a beautiful Rhône style rosé. The clear, cran-raspberry hue is a blend of Terret Noir, Counoise, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Greneache, and Syrah.
Mounts is truly a Family Winery.
Mounts Family Winery was founded in 2005, but prior to launching this label, four generations of their family have

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Zinfandel – Four Reasons to Love it

Four Reasons to Love Zinfandel.
When I think of Zinfandel, my mind immediately goes to California grown Zinfandel grapes. Jammy, rich blueberry, cherry, and prune flavors with pops of spice, pepper, (and often higher ABV). However, there are exceptions to the jam. Some producers are making incredibly balanced, bright, and complex Zins!

If

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LAN: Rioja Wine You Need to Try

LAN: Growing grapes and making wine with ecological conscience.
LAN wines are estate grown and bottled in Rioja, famous for their vino tinto (red wine) using Tempranillo grapes. La Rioja is in Northern Spain, about a five hour drive or train ride from Barcelona. Bodegas LAN has been making wine in

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Sediment

Sediment
Have you ever opened a bottle of red wine, dimmed the lights, and nestled into the couch to watch a movie—only to eventually pour that last glorious glass and wish you would’ve used a decanter or filter? Ahh, sediment… no one likes being served that last bit from the bottom

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Canned Wine

Canned wine has its place.
Recently, Elizabeth from @TravelWineChick sent me a link to an article titled, “Canned Wine Sales Up 43% in America”. Even though I can clearly see how this alternative packaging would be ideal in many situations (campsites or beaches where glass isn’t allowed, etc.) I was still

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Tifeo’s heart beats under Mount Etna

What can I say about this bottle… I loved it before I even tried it. My beautiful sister-in-law, Marzi, and her husband Darek sent us a surprise shipment when they were visiting Italy (so nice!). They were already back home in Poland before the loot arrived in Arizona, and into

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Vinho Verde

Vinho Verde (“veeng-yo vaird”) is a region in northern Portugal, known for it’s lush green landscape as well as its young, bright wines. This 2016 from Aveleda is a blend of the native wine grape varieties, Loureiro, Trajadure, Arinto, and Azal.
“Some say the designation “Verde” (green) owes its origin to

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Le Prieuré

Le Prieuré, Lebanese Red Blend.
Château Ksara, Lebanon’s oldest and most visited winery, dates back to 1857. Jesuit monks began farming grapes, producing Lebanon’s first dry wine. In 1898, the discovery of caves provided a natural, humid wine cellar, which maintains a constant temperature of ~56°F. The story is that a