Category Archives: Mazuelo

Bodegas Bula, DO Montsant, Spain, 14% abv, 2012, C$22

Montsant is a DO that literally occupies a circle of land surrounding the higher ranking DOQ of Priorat in northwest Spain, just west by a few hours of Barcelona. They’ve been growing grapes there since Roman times and the names … Continue reading

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Viña Tondonia, López de Heredia, Rioja Alta, Spain, 2002, 13.5% abv, C$54

Here I sit in the Toronto Pearson International airport because I missed a flight to São Paolo.  It’s St. Patrick’s day, but I’m not drinking green beer with the rest of the traveling masses.  Instead, I’m thinking about friendship, how … Continue reading

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Muga, Reserva, Rioja DOC, Spain, 2010, 14% abv, C$26

This bottle of Muga Reserva 2010 travelled all the way around the world from Rioja Alta to a patio off the far west coast of Canada in Ucluelet, BC. One day, I will visit Rioja DOC and the Bodegas Muga … Continue reading

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Viña Tondonia, Reserva, López de Heredia, Rioja Alta, Spain, 2001, 12.5% abv.

It was a small miracle of a find – bottles of López de Heredia at the liquor store on sale no less. My happy day was due to someone ordering in a case and then reneging.  Who does that to … Continue reading

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Gran Sangre de Toro, Torres, Reserva, Catalunya DO, Spain, 2007, 14% abv, C$16

This wine from Catalunya in northeastern Spain is comprised of 60% Garnacha, 25% Mazuelo and 15% Syrah and yes, it’s a Miguel Torres wine – the famed Torres whose wineries are renowned in Spain, Chile and California. Boasting a deep garnet … Continue reading

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