Category Archives: Cava

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 39 — Spain

After some fabulous shout outs (thank you so much for the awesome feedback) and a great listener question on “why do wines go on sale? (a little inside the industry on this one!), this week we cover Spain. First we brush up on history, covering how the Phoenicians, Moors, and...

Xarel-lo from Penedes: A Hard Read in Many Ways…

I guess I’m obsessed with “x” themes these past two weeks. Last week it was Bordeaux and this week, it’s a crazy-ass grape that is rarely made as a standalone wine — Xarel-lo. First things first — how the hell do you SAY that? There are two ways to go...

New Year, New Wine: Sparkling Alternatives to Champagne

I’ve barely done any reviews this month — it’s just been crazy. Still, I’ve been writing.Here is a reprint of my latest post from BlackBook Magazine. Click the title or just read on! New Year, New Wine: Sparkling Alternatives to Champagne By Elizabeth Schneider December 29, 2009 It’s New Year’s...