Category: Spanish Wine

Gary Barlow Organic white wine
24
Oct
2021

Gary Barlow Organic White

Here we go again with another celebrity wine this time from ‘Take That’ frontman Gary Barlow, following in the footsteps of others including Sir Ian Botham, Kylie Minogue, Cliff Richard,…

Juve Y Camps Cava
19
Sep
2021

In praise of Spanish Cava

Been hearing a lot about how good Spanish Cava is these days and how it’s reinvented itself over the last few years. So with the festive season rapidly approaching, I…

Garnacha Roble 2018
25
May
2021

Glorious Garnacha

Back to Lidl again and a wine that surprised me ( I do find myself saying this a lot when it comes to this store). In terms of value for…

Pacheco Monastrell & Macerao Orange wineO
12
May
2021

Orange wine & Monastrell revisited

I hosted a Zoom tasting with friends recently in which we opened an Orange wine from Chile and a Monastrell from Spain. Not the first time I’ve tasted Orange wine…

Vina Mara Gran Reserva Rioja 2004
26
Apr
2021

Rioja Rocks !

Sunday roast lamb on the menu, so there’s only choice of wine to drink with it and that’s a Rioja but which one? Rummaging around my rack I came across…

Extreme Bobal 2018
17
Mar
2021

Extreme Bobal

May not be an instantly recognisable Spanish grape variety but Bobal (pronounced Bow-bal) is in fact the most planted grape varietal behind Airén and Tempranillo. Most of the Bobal vines…

Llumi Rosat 2018
11
Mar
2021

Llumi Rosat 2018

You only have to look at the picture to realise that this is going to be very different from your run of the mill Rosé (Rosat in Catalan). This is…

Torre De Ferro Dao
28
Feb
2021

Lidl Iberian Wine Tour 2021- Pt 4

Coming towards the finale of my ‘Iberian Wine Tour’ reviews with this very agreeable Portuguese Dão and I must say on the whole this has been one of the better…

Celler Alimara Llumi Spanish wines
21
Feb
2021

Celler Alimara – Llumi Blanc & Negre

Off to Catalonia Spain we go to the Terra Alta in the province of Tarragona with two wines from Celler Alimara, the Llumi Blanc and Negre, originating from an area…

Hachon Ribera del Duero 2015
15
Feb
2021

Lidl Iberian Wine Tour 2021 Pt 3

Been looking forward to trying this Hachón Ribera del Duero from the latest Lidl ‘Iberian Wine Tour’ and I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the quality even with…

Spanish double
14
Feb
2021

A Spanish double header

I make no apologies for highlighting a couple of Spanish wines this time, one of them which featured in my previous post as part of a case from online retailer…

Pouring Txakoli wine
07
Feb
2021

The unexpected delights of Txakoli wine

Found this I wrote a while ago now and forgot about, thought it might be worth highlighting and perhaps hunting out some Txakoli wine when the weather picks up. Whilst…

Eje Monastrell
31
Jan
2021

Lidl Iberian wine tour 2021 Pt 2

Another two reasonably priced bottles to talk about from Lidl’s latest ‘Iberian Wine Tour‘ this time a Portuguese White Branco made with the Muscat grape and a delicious Spanish Monastrell…

Lidl Agramont Garnacha
24
Jan
2021

Lidl Iberian wine tour 2021 – pt1

Wine tours are not a new thing for Lidl, usually they promote a series of them throughout the year on a WIGIG (when it’s gone it’s gone) although some of…

Muga Crianza Rioja
11
Jan
2021

Muga Crianza 2009

One of the few joys in life at the moment is opening a good bottle of wine and you can be almost certain that if it has Muga on the…

Priorat wine
02
Jan
2021

Harència del Padrí Priorat

Had this bottle sitting around now for a while, can’t even remember where I bought it, I know it wasn’t in this country, I’ve got a feeling I picked it…

Gran Canaria Sweet wine
20
Dec
2020

Sweet wine from the Canary Islands

Sweet wine or dessert wine is something I don’t drink a lot of, not that I don’t enjoy it, I do but for me the big dilemma is when to…

Villarei Albarino
13
Dec
2020

You can call me Al

No I wasn’t out in the glorious sunshine by the beach with a plate of grilled seafood drinking this Villarei Albariño, more like sitting in a kitchen on a damp…

Mas Querido Field Blend
15
Nov
2020

Más Querido Field Blend

Más Querido literally translates to (Most Beloved) and what’s a ‘White Field Blend’ ? I hear you cry, well, you may ask. My understanding is that it was popular years…

Hachon Verdejo
11
Sep
2020

Viva Verdejo

This Verdejo from Lidl found its way into my shopping basket without too much thought apart from the fact that it was £5.99 and Spanish. Stuck it in the fridge…

Mil historias Garnacha 2017
28
Aug
2020

Glorious Garnacha

Did I mention I like Spanish wine ? well, I may have done once or twice and no doubt regular readers will have noticed my affection not only with their…

L'Atzar Cava
02
Aug
2020

L’Atzar – Classy Cava

If Cava was ever underrated in its chequered past, let me tell you, this no longer applies as there is some serious classy Spanish fizz around now and this L’Atzar…

Marques Del Bravo
19
Jul
2020

A tale of two reds

Not quite how I planned this post as I was going to tell you of a pretty good value bottle from a shop you may not associate with buying wine,…

CEO Godello
10
Jul
2020

Godello – The hidden gem

Godello, a forgotten grape that almost became extinct in the 70’s is making a comeback and probably has been for a while now but it’s still not as popular as…

Tierra Sagrada White wine
03
Jul
2020

Tierra Sagrada Organic wine

The rise and popularity of organic wine seems to be on the increase , especially in the EU countries with the likes of France and Spain leading the way producing…

Vina Real Rioja 2010
19
May
2020

The ‘Real’ deal

Still in relative lock-down, still enjoying a glass of wine in the garden in splendid isolation with the sun shining. Not ideal but it’s where we are and rightly so,…

DAVIDA Garnacha
10
May
2020

DAVIDA Garnacha

Grenache or Garnacha is one of the most widely planted and versatile grape varieties in the world thriving in hotter climates where a lot of other grapes would struggle. So…

Mar de Frades Albarino 2018
06
Apr
2020

The sun is out, the sky… so are these white wines !

Us Brits are a funny lot, just into April, the sun comes out, the temperature rises a few degrees, suddenly garden furniture comes out , Gazebo’s are erected, barbecues are…

Decanter Fine Wine Encounter logo
02
Mar
2020

Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2020 – Spain & Portugal – Part 1

Part 1 (all about the white) This Decanter event has always been a highlight for me, never fails to impress and this year was no exception. The luxurious Landmark Hotel…

Rey Noble
15
Sep
2018

The Majestic Noble King

It certainly wasn’t the label that attracted me to this bottle, it’s pretty bizarre, to say the least. I bought it because I like Grenache or Garnacha but this kind…