One of the difficulties of selecting a glass of wine from an interesting, well-priced wine list is actually deciding on just one. When so many of the major wines of the world are listed, from classic cuvées to hipster juice, it can be tempting to fall back on tried-and-true favorites.
While the holy trinity of sun, sand, and sangria reliably attracts millions to Barcelona every year, the city is also home to a budding craft distilling movement. The last few years have seen a rise in interest and ingenuity surrounding one spirit in particular: gin. These days, a new crop of serious and seriously fun […]
Found in both Portugal and Spain, in lush, green regions located just across the river from each other, Albariño sees its more classic form in the single varietal wines of Rías Baixas. Often described by sommeliers as having “a Viognier nose with a Riesling palate,” Albariño typically has fragrant aromas with acid-driven, tart citrus flavors. […]
Spain’s renowned Rioja wine region is dotted with both traditional wineries and others that push the boundaries of modern design. Surprisingly, Rioja’s largest winery is perhaps its most architecturally significant. Designed by architect Ignacio Quemada Sáenz-Badillos in 2001, Campo Viejo appears from the distance as two small, modern buildings sandwiched between rows of vines on […]
Are you someone who loves a light Pinot Noir or an earthy Cabernet Franc? Don’t we all. While we don’t entirely feel that drinking the same varietals over and over again is boring (I mean, who ever got bored of drinking red Burgundy?!), it definitely does constrain your palate to a very small pool of wine […]
It’s not common to find wines made in America from Spanish grapes. While French and even some Italian varietals can be found in vineyards all over the country, we usually only consume the grapes of Spain when we drink a wine that’s actually been made in that country.
More people than ever are choosing wine over beer when it comes to game day. Shocking as it may sound, it makes a lot of sense. Wine is incredibly food friendly, lower in calories, and generally more of a crowd-pleaser than its sudsy counterpart. But unlike deciding which team to root for, choosing a bottle […]
We all need that go-to bottle of white that’s both affordable and delicious. With a plethora of mediocre Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Grigios on the market, finding an affordably delectable bottle of white wine can be quite the challenge. But what if we told you that you didn’t have to settle for subpar any longer? […]
While the quintessential steak and wine pairing might be seen by some as passé, there are still many moments when having a go to bottle of red that’s perfect with that steak you were craving is absolutely necessary. During the winter months in particular I find myself really craving this pairing.