Catados wines

When I was invited to try a menu paired with wines from Las Moradas in Urkiola Mendi, and after reading the chronicle of our friend Pintxo's visit to this restaurant five years ago, I felt very fortunate. It was the perfect occasion to see how Rogelio was going to build the menu for these Madrid wines based on Garnacha grapes, without leaving their Basque-style market cuisine.

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After the World Cup failure of our football team, the best thing you can do is to take refuge in the always motivating world of wine to try to pass this bitter drink as soon as possible. It had been coming for some time, but the castañazo has been more morrocotudo than anyone dared to presage.

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In this week's post we return to the D.O. Bierzo to get into the knowledge of Tilenus aged in oak 2008, a Menva monovarietal red wine that has all the grounds of Berciano wine classicism along with some touches of modernity that tame the aggressive notes intrinsic to this grape variety through the use of wood.

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In this week's post I want to take you to the town of Salvatierra de Miño in Pontevedra to introduce you to La Val 2013, attached to the D.O. Rias Baixas. It is a classic Albariño that points ways, although I believe that in a few months more in the bottle it will be more refined and will have more nuances, since it has seemed to me that it is still a little green.

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In this Friday's post El Enófilo 2.0 wants to discover a project to recover old Garnacha vineyards through this wine corner of Directo al Paladar. This is the Garnachas Project of Spain, which the Riojan winemaker Raúl Acha captains, and already has five wines made exclusively with one of the varieties of Spanish origin, the Garnacha.

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We are a few days after the arrival of Holy Week and I want to propose some wines that seamlessly assemble with fish dishes in case any of you profess the tradition of not eating meat during this week or just want to harmonize a series of wines with Seafood I announce that Oenophile 2.

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One more week I look at this little hole that Direct to the Palate gives me to talk about wines, and this time I present a red wine from the D.O. Ribera del Duero very easy to take and at a recommended price for the winery that makes it 7 euros, although as in this country there is so much "smart list" one can find it for between 9 and 10 euros if you do not compare the prices of several stores .

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This week I set out to banish a myth that seems burned into the minds of many people who consider it impossible to access a Gran Reserva wine without spending a good amount of money to get it. Not only is it possible, but also the Manchego wine that I recommend today is very appropriate for a blunt autumn or winter meal, and most importantly, it is suitable for all budgets.

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From the increasingly followed blog of El Enófilo 2.0 I want to bring you in this new entry to a great place of our spectacular and varied national geography, El Bierzo, where the wine that we are going to taste today is made. The Red Bird is a young red wine one hundred percent Mencía, very pleasant to drink and with a great value since it does not exceed 7 euros.

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At the beginning of this week's post I want to be very honest with all the followers of this blog. Today is a very difficult day. My mood is lower than the Betis ranking in the League. If this were not enough, I get the news of the death of the great guitarist Paco de Lucía.

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In this new entry El Enófilo 2.0 you will go for a walk around the province of Cádiz to discover an essential wine for everyone who wants to try something very good, with a suggestive price and an area of ​​Spain where the best known are the wines generous of the DO Jerez-Xèrés-Sherry, but that is also producing some quiet wines of great quality.

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This week I will refer to the good work that the French winemaker and winemaker Olivier Rivière is developing in La Rioja. For this I will talk about one of his wines, the Rayos Grape 2012, in addition to outlining some pieces of the way in which the creator of Cognac sees the world of wine. Rivière does not have a family origin related to wine but it is very possible that the proximity of his home to Bordeaux influenced the decision of the winemaker to devote himself to this world.

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At the entrance of this week I want to present a powerful alignment of some of the wines of the Bodega Hijos de Juan Gil. They are many and very good, hence today I only refer to a few. I do not rule out in the near future continue talking about some more. This prestigious winery, nestled in the heart of the D.

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This week El Enófilo 2.0 wants to bring you closer to the oldest winery in the Rueda area to taste two of its emblematic white wines, Sanz Classic 2012 and Sanz Verdejo 2012. I will do the tasting of both so that you can choose the most suitable to your tastes, or the one that best suits the dishes with which you are going to accompany it.

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The Ribera de Duero Cepa 21 winery has its origins in the solid experience that Emilio Moro wineries provides to one of its managers, Jose Moro. This, aware that the current market demands other types of winemaking activities, creates the emerging strain 21, which quickly engages relevant personalities from various fields for the project.

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Amassed wine arises from subjecting a fine wine (under veil) to further aging without the protection provided by the flower veil. This veil ends up dying (piling up) and mixing with the wine, which darkens its color and gives it different organoleptic qualities. Traditionally, the generous Jerez people have always been surrounded by a mantle of recognition and prestige, among all of them, the uniqueness of the amontillado emerges above the rest.

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Aurora chamomile is an emblematic wine belonging to an emblematic winery. The Pedro Romero Winery was founded in 1860 by Vicente Romero, Pedro Romero's father and who put the name of his wife (Aurora) to the chamomile he made in the winery. Six generations later, the winery, located in the old town of Sanlucar de Barrameda, is still a family business.

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