Category: Spain

September 16th, 2010 by admin

I just can’t contain myself when I find great “Every Day” wines for a bargain!

1. Category:  Vibrant
2. Wine Type:  Blend Tempranillo (80%), Granacha (5%), Mazuelo (5%) and Graciano
3. Country: Rioja, Spain
4. Price: $6.99
5. Notes:  Yet another find that has Rioja written all over it.  This blend called Antaño has plenty of character without the attitude.  You’ll find vibrant rich black cherry flavors finished with vanilla notes with every sip.   Can be enjoyed with pasta or chicken dish.  At $6.99 a bottle, I’m keeping a few in my stash.


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May 22nd, 2010 by admin

Anata Banderas - a10

Cheers to you Antonio Banderas!  Anta a10 is wonderful.

From the moment I could sniff the wine glass, I was impressed and my only thought was, “please don’t disappoint on the delivery”. Oh what a surprise! The wine delivered and had a long French oak finish. Full of character and flavor. I highly recommend the Anta a10 blend! I still need to try the others.

Posted in < $30, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Spain, Tempranillo Tagged with: ,

April 8th, 2010 by admin

When was the last time you found lust in a bottle? Alto Moncayo 2006 has made my taste buds sing with its seductive flavors of blackberries, nutmeg, and soft tones of lavender. This wine is out to please you with no regrets.AltoMoncayo-2010

Granacha, “you’ve already won me over in spite of me.” (Alanis Morissette)

Posted in < $40, Granacha, Spain

January 6th, 2010 by admin

Casa de la Ermita - Tempranillo

1. Category: Toasty
2. Wine Type:  Tempranillo
3. Country: Spain – Jumilla
4. Price: $15
5. Notes:  On a cold day in the Midwest, this particular bottle of Tempranillo is just comforting.  It has plenty of dark rip fruit flavors along with some hints of vanilla, but the comforting part comes with the nice touch of nutmeg and clove somewhere in between.  This 2004 vintage 2004 Crianza can keep me warm anytime!

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January 5th, 2010 by admin

January 4, 2010 Weekly Wine Pick –  Lagranja 2008


Lagranja 2008 -Tempranillo

1. Category:  Juicy
2. Wine Type:  Tempranillo
3. Country: Spain
4. Price: $3.99
5. Notes:  Don’t pay attention to the label!  This Tempranillo is going to impress you for the price – seriously a RECESSION proof wine.  This juicy wine goes down smoothly, has character, and ends even better than when it started …all for just $3.99 (Trader Joe’s) .  Does it get any better than this?

Posted in < $5, Spain, Tempranillo

September 6th, 2009 by admin

August 31, 2009 Weekly Wine Pick – BesodeVino

BesodeVino Macabeo

1. Category: Crisp
2. Wine Type: Macabeo
3. Country: Spain
4. Price: $8.99
5. Notes: Refreshing and crisp young wine with no aging makes it so fun to drink. This wine is extremely popular in Spain during the hot summer sun. Although slightly acidic, the pineapple undertones make it fun when shared. Go ahead….drink, laugh, and eat the way Spanish do!

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