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Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava

The United States has sparkling wine, France has champagne and Italy has prosecco. Spain has cava. Cava is a sparkling wine in Spain, primarily produced in the Penedès region of Catalonia – just west of Barcelona. It often consists of Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada grape varietials. In comparison, French champagne and U.S. sparkling wine often uses Chardonnay and […]

Today’s Bottle: Tarantas Monastrell 2011

It’s Thursday and it’s time for a work out, a home made meal and some wine as we watch Thursday night television. Tonight it’s Grey’s Anatomy and Parenthood. We must watch Parenthood because Jane is Sam Jaeger’s producing partner – he plays Joel on Parenthood – and he and Jane made Take Me Home together […]

Today’s Bottle: Abadia de la Oliva Garnacha 2012

We’re starting a new feature of micro-blogging about the wines we open during the week. We’re calling it Today’s Bottle! They will be short entries but hopefully you will get some useful information about our daily drinkers. Today is Sunday and we are winding down the weekend with a bottle of  Spanish wine that we […]

The Rare 100% Graciano Ijalba from Rioja 2009

We recently had an awesome family reunion in Zion in Utah. Our lives were put at risk left and right by the great outdoors and we loved every minute. And every evening, we would pull a new wine from the case we brought from California or the case Jane’s sister and husband brought from Washington. […]

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