Tag: Penedes

Dynamic Spain seminar flight of wines at VanWineFest 2018

My Spanish Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

 mywinepal  March 20, 2018

Did you know that Spain’s 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 used to produce red wines from the Rioja region, as well as other regions in Spain. Tempranillo comes from the…

Freixenet and Cava in Spain – My Youtube Video Series

 mywinepal  August 12, 2014

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 sparkling wine produced primarily in the Penedes region of Spain, made in the Champenoise Traditional Method as well. The main difference…

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Penedes, Spain: From James Dean to Sparkling Wines – Part 2

 mywinepal  June 27, 2014

Although James Dean did not to the best of my knowledge make it to the Penedes region in Spain, it was through his association with Jean Leon, that we have the Jean Leon winery, as I discussed in Part 1.  If you missed Part 1, I highly recommend reading Part 1 before continuing with Part 2, as it gives you…

Penedes, Spain: From James Dean to Sparkling Wines – Part 1

 mywinepal  June 24, 2014  1 Comment on Penedes, Spain: From James Dean to Sparkling Wines – Part 1

When someone asks you where the Bordeaux region in France is located, I’d bet you could point it out on a map, plus tell me what kind of wines are produced there.  But, if I ask you where is the Penedes region in Spain and what do they produce, I would probably get a blank stare.  Even me, with my…