Category: Spain

Being Certified Organic And Their Wines From Around the World

Fresco di Masi, Cono Sur, Haywire, and Faustino wine lineup

What do you know about certified organic wines?  Do you only have to not spray the grapes with synthetic pesticides and herbicides or is there more to it?  How do you know if a wine is made with organically grown…

Bodega Los Bermejos: Wines from the Canary Islands

Bodega Los Bermejos Malvasia Seco 2021, Listan Negro MC 2021, Listan Negro Tradicional 2021, and Malvasia Brut Nature 2019 wine bottles

Today was an eye-opening experience for me tasting wines from the Canary Islands.  I had never heard of wines from these islands, but I learned in this trade seminar by speaker Iain Philip, and agent, World Wine Synergy, that grapevines…

2 CVNE Rioja Wines Ready to Enjoy – No Cellaring Needed

CVNE Vina Real Rioja Crianza 2017 and Cune Rioja Reserva 2015

Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (the Northern Spanish Wine Company) CVNE was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja, Spain by 2 brothers.  Did you know that CVNE also has the name Cune, made by accident?  It was…

A Quick Review: Run Rafa Run Arién and Tempranillo from Spain

Run Rafa Run Airén and Tempranillo 2018

Today I’m reviewing the value wine category with the Run Rafa Run wines from Spain.  Both of these wines are under $12 a bottle in BC.  The label is playful with a bull chasing a man with a red scarf,…

Fresh & Fruity White and Rose wines from Thr3 Monkeys

Thr3 Monkeys Fresh & Fruity White Wine and Rosé Wine, NV

Here are two easy sipping, uncomplicated wines from Spain’s the Thr3 Monkeys, if you want to monkey around on your patio while you enjoy your lunch or dinner this BC Day long weekend.  These wines are listed as vegan friendly.  A…