Category Archives : Spain


Wine Review: 2012 Bodegas Mauro – Mauro – VT Castilla y Leon 8

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 […]

2012 Bodegas Mauro - Mauro - VT Castilla y Leon

2011 Juan Jesús Pérez Adrián - La Palma DO

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 […]


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 […]

2009 Osoti - La Era - Rioja DOC

2011 Bodegas Menade - Menade - Rueda DO

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 […]


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 […]

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

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

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. […]


2010 Bodegas Marqués de Càcerces – Blanco Joven – Rioja DOC 7

A white Rioja Bodegas Marqués de Càcerces is a Spanish winery from the Rioja area. The vineyards of Marqués de Càcerces are located in Cenicero, La Rioja. Five red, three white and one pink wine are produced by the winery. Blanco Joven is white Rioja – to be honest it’s the first white Rioja that […]

Blanco Joven bottle image