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Category Archives: Macabeu/Viura
Viña Tondonia, Reserva, López de Heredia, Rioja DOC, Spain, 1998, 12.5% abv.
Just about any bottle of López de Heredia is enough to make most wine geeks swoon. But, when we put five in a room armed with glasses and this bottle of Viña Tondonia Reserva, 1998, the atmosphere quickly became ‘fan girly’. We … Continue reading
Posted in Macabeu/Viura, Malvasia, OTHER, Spain, Viura / White Rioja, WHITE Tagged Lopez de Heredia, macabeu, malvasia, reserva white wine, rioja, spain, vina tondonia, viura Leave a comment
Freixenet, Cordon Negro, Cava, Método Tradicional, Spain, 12% abv, C$15
It’s Mother’s Day and I’m happy to sit down after a day at the winery to dinner made for me, cookies, roses – the works! Top it off with some Cava, a bubbly for my possibly-broken-but-can’t-be-sure-about-it toe. I saved the life … Continue reading
Posted in Macabeu/Viura, Parellada, Spain, Sparkling Wine, Xarel-lo Tagged 12% abv., catalunya, Cava, Cordon Negro, Freixenet, macabeu, Metodo Tradicional, parellada, spain, sparkling wine, viura, xarella Leave a comment
Segura Viudas Brut Vintage Cava, Metode Tradicional, 2008, 12%abv, $28
So what do you do when someone you love is really sad and all you want to do is cheer her up? Moi? I treat first with food and then with alcohol. If neither of those help, we move quickly … Continue reading
Posted in Cava, Macabeu/Viura, Parellada, Spain, Sparkling Wine, WHITE Leave a comment
Viña Tondonia, López de Heredia, Rosada, Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2000, 12% abv.
I’ve been waiting to open this bottle for a while. After reading about it in the New York Times, I bought two of the three bottles available locally and opened one when family came to visit from England. Come to think of … Continue reading
Posted in Grenache / Garnacha, Macabeu/Viura, ROSE, Spain, Tempranillo Tagged gran reserva, granacha, Lopez de Heredia, pink wine, rioja, rosada, rose, spain, tempranillo, Tondonia, viura Leave a comment