Spanish Palate: Bringing Communities Together

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Reading Time: I liked Nicola Thornton within five seconds of chatting with her. The wine industry can be tough. Selling wine in this climate is challenging with so many restaurants closed. Writing about wine can be even tougher thanks to shrinking budgets and limited paying outlets. It's easy to find

Why I Love Portuguese Wine

Why I Love Portuguese Wine

Reading Time: This is a confession, I love Portuguese wine. Maybe it’s the unique grape varieties, perhaps it’s the high quality to price ratio, or maybe it’s the people. Portugal is home to almost 250 native grape varieties. Thanks to the centuries-old wine culture and to a number of high-quality cooperatives,

Vinho de Talha: Portuguese Wine from Amphora

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Reading Time: Amphora wines are in fashion these days and are produced all over the world. While making wines in amphora (qvevri) may have originated in Georgia, the technique was revitalized by Joško Gravner (Collio, Italy). But, it is Portugal that has the world's only appellation dedicated to wines made

Slumming It at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Lompoc Wine Ghetto Santa Barbara

Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  Lompoc, California was the first stop of our weeklong tasting trip in Santa Barbara County. Driving down CA-246 on the way to Lompoc, the views of Sta. Rita Hills were stunning. We arrived at sunset, greeted by the incredible

Galicia and the Other Spanish Wines

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Reading Time: You have three seconds to answer this question: Which country has the largest area of vineyards planted? Do you have the answer? Most people equate France with wine, and since France is a relatively good sized country, it makes sense that France could be the answer. Another common answer is