Category Archives : Spain


Vina in Love goes Rioja 9

Todays’s wine highlight is the Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial from La Rioja Alta. Rioja Alta The Rioja Alta is one of the three sub-regions in Spain’s world-famous Rioja wine region – the other two sub-regions are Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. It is centred around the town Haro and covers the western territory of the Rioja, […]

2001 La Rioja Alta - Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial

2012 Bodegas Mauro - Mauro - VT Castilla y Leon

Wine Review: 2012 Bodegas Mauro – Mauro – VT Castilla y Leon 12

At the end of last month, I attended a wine tasting with fellow Munich-based wine people. We met at a restaurant downtown and everybody brought one or two bottles of wine to taste during our dinner. We worked out a deal with the restaurant in order to decrease the otherwise very expensive corkage per bottle. While many of […]


Wine from La Palma / 2011 Juan Jesús Pérez Adrián – La Palma DO 12

Wine from La Palma Juan Jesús Pérez Adrián is a small winery from La Palma, Spain. La Palma is the fifth largest island of the Canary Island archipelago with just around 90.000 inhabitants and just like the other Canary Islands, La Palma is a volcanic ocean island. This volcanic soil makes wine from La Palma […]

2011 Juan Jesús Pérez Adrián - La Palma DO

2009 Osoti - La Era - Rioja DOC

2009 Bodegas Osoti – La Era – Rioja DOC 10

Un Vino Tinto Español Bodegas Osoti is a Spanish winery (hence the title of this post) from La Rioja. The winery dedicated themselves to three red wines, which are all classified as Rioja DOC. All wines are produced from organic certified grapes.  La Era is manufactured from the winery’s very best Tempranillo grapes. The wine […]


2011 Bodegas Menade – Menade – Rueda DO 8

Good-value Verdejo Bodegas Menade is a Spanish winery that produces wine in wine-producing region Rueda DO which covers parts of the two provinces Segovia and Valladolid. Today I have tasting notes for their Menade (2011 vintage) for you. Menade is a white wine manufactured completely with organic Verdejo grapes. The wine aged in stainless steel […]

2011 Bodegas Menade - Menade - Rueda DO

2009 Bodegas Hermanos Pérez Pascuas - Gavilàn - Ribera del Duero D.O.

2009 Bodegas Hermanos Pérez Pascuas – Gavilàn – Ribera del Duero D.O. 2

Bodegas Hermanoes Pérez Pascuas is a winery from the Spanish region Castile and León. The winery produces six red wines. All of them are at least in parts manufactured with Tempranillo grapes. It is said to be that Bodegas Hermanos Pérez Pascuas is one of the best wineries in the Ribera del Duero. They bottle […]


2005 Bodegsa Valdemar – Conde de Valdemar Reserva – Rioja DOC 7

Bodegas Valdemar is a Spanish winery from Oyon which is a town in the Rioja wine-region. Bodegas Valdemar actually consists of  four small wineries which together produces a total of 22 wines. I actually wanted to open this bottle at Tempranillo-day but unfortunately I couldn’t. Therefore I decided to open the wine at a dinner. […]

2005 Bodegas Valdemar - Conde de Valdemar-Reserva - Rioja DOC