La Mancha

La Mancha

The La Mancha region lies just to the south and east of Madrid and represents the largest wine region in the world. Characterized by flat plains and long dry summers, the grapes of the region ripen to produce big bold wines. Tempranillo, Bobal, Garndacha and...
Santa Barbara Syrah

Santa Barbara Syrah

Santa Barbara County, located on the Central Coast of California, is well known for exceptional wine and not just Pinot Noir. Syrah shines in they Santa Ynez valley and surrounding areas. Santa Barbara’s cool maritime influence and east-west orientation of its...
Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is a red grape variety that is predominantly grown in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. It is known for producing wines that are high in tannins and acidity, with complex aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry, tar, and rose petals. These wines...
Sherry and Madeira

Sherry and Madeira

In the world of fortified wines (wines with added spirits), we are mostly familiar with ports. But there is a whole world of fortified wines made in many different styles. We will be exploring sherry and madeira wines from Spain and Portugal. Sherry originates from...