Category: Spain

Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

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One of the definitions in The Free Dictionary of “portfolio” is “A group of investments held by an investor, investment company, or financial institution.” I thought that for a wine & spirits agency those bottles of wines and spirits are…

Freixenet and Cava in Spain – My Youtube Video Series

Champagne. Cava.  What’s the difference or similarity?  There are both.  As you know, Champagne is sparking wine produced in the Champagne region of France, made in the Champenoise Traditional Method (with the second fermentation in the bottle), and Cava is…

Hunting for White Wines at the Import Vintners & Spirits Association

It’s Spring!  I have at least 5 tulips blooming in my front yard, the sun is out, and I’m looking to find some new and exciting white wines for the patio for me and for you.  Last week was the…

From Valdepeñas Spain Comes Anciano Gran Reserva Wines

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Where is Valdepeñas? Valdepeñas is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) for wines located in the province of Ciudad Real in the south of Castile-La Mancha (Wikipedia). Valdepeñas means Valley of Rocks, referring to the special soil, strewn with pebbles…

Perfect Pairing Tastings at TWB – The Wine Bar in Yaletown

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TWB – The Wine Bar opened December 2012 and is yet to reach it’s first birthday.  A very unpretentious place where there are a plethora of wines around the by the glass, which you can sip  with tiny bites and…