In my October 3, 2018, I discussed Spanish Rioja (re-oh-ha) wines. At a lunch meeting several weeks ago with LEX 530 Wine Director Stan Minden and Chris Oliver, General Manager at Café Navarre, we tasted a couple of bottles of different Rioja to discuss the wine for this article.
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of doing a presentation and tasting on a few lesser-known Spanish wine types and regions. We tasted two white wines and two reds along with a selection of delicious Spanish tapas plates. The whites were Albariño and Verdejo. The reds were Mencía and a red blend from Priorat…Albariño, Mencía, Priorat, Spanish wine, Verdejo
Does the word “Reserve” on a wine label mean it’s a better wine? Not necessarily. Frankly, it depends on whether it is “Old World” or “New World” wines. The governments of Italy and Spain (Old World) have enacted laws on how wines produced in their countries can be labeled. Labeling laws do vary by country…Gran Reserva, Italian wine, Reserva, Reserve, Riserva, Spanish wine
Today’s blog is from guest blogger Tom Welsh, general manager and partner at Tapastrie restaurant. “I echo Stan’s and everyone else’s best wishes for Carl, who seems to be on a fast path to recovery. I’m honored to have been asked to contribute to the blog while Carl (reluctantly) takes some time off. I have been a big fan of Spanish wines for about 10 years, having been lucky to have spent a year in a town with a great Spanish restaurant that had an extensive Spanish wine list…Rioja, Spanish wine, Tapastrie, Tempranillo, Tom Welsh