Category Archives: Spain

Wine for Normal People Podcast Ep 169: Priorat, Spain

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep_169__Priorat_Spain.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:17 — 44.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSA small production area of Spain, Priorat is one of only two DOCa (highest quality) regions of the country. These wines are expensive, but for good reason – they’re in short supply and are...

Audio blog 9: Garnacha: In the Shadows No More

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_9__Garnacha_Tinta_Red_Grenache.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:38 — 13.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS Let’s say you had a friend whom you loved in a group setting but whom, alone, you found to be over the top, obnoxious, rude, and sort of base or low class. Try...

Audio blog #7: An Spanish Original — Verdejo from Rueda, Spain

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Audio_blog_7__Verdejo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:24 — 6.1MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSI love wines from Spain. For many reasons. They’re often inexpensive yet high quality. When they’re good, they’re fresh, layered, and delicious. And maybe best of all, they’re originals – you don’t see every...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 122 — Spain’s Best Red Wine Values

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/122_Ep__122_Spainsh_Wine_Best_Red_Values.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:05 — 36.0MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSYou asked for it and we delivered! Per the request of many listeners, we revisit Spain in this episode.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — you don’t have to look...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Ep 108 — Vinport.com Wines for August/September 2014

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/108_Ep_108__Vinport_Wines_August_2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:50 — 30.3MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this podcast we review the six selections on the vinport.com/wfnp page. As M.C. Ice says — these selections just keep getting better. This is an amazing batch and one you’ll want to hear about, even if...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 67 — The Grape Miniseries, Tempranillo

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/67Ep067_GrapeMiniseries-Tempranillo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:07 — 22.4MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSFacebook friends voted and the Grape Miniseries won for the topic this week! So for the first podcast of 2013 we tackle the King of the Spanish reds: Tempranillo. It has more…and less… to it...

A Treat from Basque Country: Txakolina

Post Highlights: 1. How to pronounce this lovely white grape 2. Some background on the grape and why the name brings to mind a weird junior high memory for me 3. Info on the Basque country where the wine is made 4. Three funny things about Txakoli 5. A review...

Basa Verdejo: A Fabulously Fresh White

In my last post, I wrote about the Rueda region and the Verdejo grape. In this one — a review of the Basa Verdejo, an amazing version of this unique white! The Wine: 2011 Basa Verdejo Price: $12.99   Where it’s from: Rueda, Spain  The Blend: 85% Verdejo, 10% Viura...

Verdejo from Rueda, Spain: An Original

I love wines from Spain. For many reasons. They’re inexpensive yet high quality. They’re fresh and delicious. And maybe best of all, no one is trying to copy their style (yet). They’re originals.   The reds are fabulous, but I find that the white wines are really something special. Food...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Ep 053 — Rosé, Blush, and Other Pink Stuff

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/53Ep053_RoseBlushandOtherPinkStuff.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:34 — 23.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we tackle the pink…a wine you need to be drinking. After a great listener question on whether or not lots of bubbles in a sparkling wine indicate quality (listen to find out!),...

A Grand Rioja Tasting: Finally, an Strong Identity Emerges!

Post Summary Points Great changes in Rioja have occured What are differences between traditional and modern styles Rioja Basics Traditional producer reviews (CVNE, Bodegas Riojanas) Modern producer reviews (Vintae, Bodega Ontañón) ______________________________________________ The more time I spend in wine, the more I realize that you can’t pre-judge anything.   Two...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 39 — Spain

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/39Ep039_Spain.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:34 — 21.5MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter 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...

Wine For Normal People Radio: Episode 031 — Bargain Wines

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/11_9_11BargainsFinal.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:38 — 19.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSMC Ice (normal wine person, husband, and podcast host extraordinaire) and I are back from hiatus this week. We start with a thanks to everyone for their hospitality on our Napa/Sonoma Harvest trip! I’m...