Category: Tempranillo

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,…

A Few Wine Gems from the Trialto Portfolio Tasting

2019 Trialto Portfolio tasting

Wine agencies attend various trade events where they show their wines alongside other agencies.¬† But to be able to better tell their story about these wines these agencies usually have a portfolio tasting once a year where various winery principals…

Exceptional CUNE Wines from CVNE in Rioja, Spain

CVNE red wines from Rioja

Who Is CVNE? Compa√Ī√≠a Vin√≠cola del Norte de Espa√Īa (the Northern Spanish Wine Company) CVNE was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja, Spain by 2 brothers.¬† This is the 140th anniversary of this winery, which is…

My Spanish Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

Dynamic Spain seminar flight of wines at VanWineFest 2018

Did you know that Spain‚Äôs wine heritage is at least three thousand years old?¬† Yet, you may not know much about Spanish wine, except for perhaps Rioja red wines and Spanish Cava.¬† Tempranillo is the best-known grape from Spain, being…

DYNAMIC SPAIN Seminar at VanWineFest 2018

Spain has had a long history of winemaking, from classic Riojas, newer Mencia from Bierzo, to Cavas¬†and more. During the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I and several other attendees joined Master of Wine, Barbara Philip¬†to explore a wide range of…

Enjoy the Wines of Cellers Baronia del Montsant at VanWineFest 2018

Cellers Baronia del Montsant logo

Who Is Cellars Baronia del Montsant? Private initiative of Xavier Canals, winemaker and owner of¬†Bodegas Baronia del Montsant¬†began¬†in¬†the mid-90s with the desire to achieve a dream:¬†to¬†find an ideal area to produce high quality wines. And it is here, where he…