Category: Tempranillo

Wines Come Out During “Drink the District”

Spring is wine and beer festival season.
On a recent spring evening there was a line stretching for several blocks to get into a parking lot near National’s Stadium even though the team was out of town. People were queuing up to attend the Cherry Blossom Beer and Wine Festival, one of several annual

Warm Up This Winter With A Nice Wine

Some Winter Wine suggestions.
With winter’s grip still upon us, it is comforting to know that there are wines ideal for chilly weather. Fuller in body with more complexity and structure, winter wines are better to serve with the cold-weather meals.

Ferrer Family Benefits From Spanish Wine Renaissance

Review of the value-priced Mia wines from Freixenet.
Among the many reasons Spain has become a source of some of the world’s best wine values is their innovative spirit. For many decades, Spanish wines were mired in old-fashioned techniques and inferior, obsolete equipment. These harsh and unappealing wines ignored the tremendous potential in their indigenous

Johnnie Walker Platinum – Unsurprisingly Good

Reviews of the Terrenal Tempranillo 2010 and the new Johnnie Walker Platinum Blended Scotch Whisky.
During the past several years, kosher wines have received numerous accolades and have garnered praise from prominent wine critics and publications. But those who need further proof that kosher wines are firmly part of the mainstream wine world need look

It’s Fall And Time To Reflect – On Booze?

A review of the Celler de Capcanes Peraj Petita 2011 kosher wine and the Mackmyra Svensk Swedish Whisky.
It’s that time of year again. The end of summer, the start of fall, and the approaching holidays mark a time of transition. This is traditionally a time of reflection in which we are encouraged to contemplate

Wine Is Fine, But Summer in DC Is Daiquiri Time

A review of the Terrenal Yecla Valley Tempranillo 2009 and the tale of the Daiquiri.
Spain continues to be a source for wine values, particularly with their signature grape, Tempranillo. This grape typically produces medium-bodied wines displaying spicy red and dark fruits including cherries, berries and plums often accented with tea, vanilla, tobacco, or leather

A Glass Of Red Warms Body And Soul

Reviews of red wines from Phelps, Castello di Amorosa, Quivira, Frei Brothers, St. Clement and Tempra Tantrum.
Winter weather is best faced with a glass of red wine. Properties like Joseph Phelps Vineyards provide the comfort of consistent high quality. Its flagship Joseph Phelps Insignia 2006 would make a wonderful gift since it needs a

Wine And Cheese Perfect Together Forevermore

Suggestions for pairing wine and cheese.
Wine and cheese have been enjoyed together for centuries. Served either side-by-side or, like the ancient Greeks, mixed together in goblets, it remains a classic combination. There are no fixed rules regarding the pairing of cheese and wine; however, being careful is necessary to avoid gastronomic conflict. With some

A Modest Proposal For Reaping Greater Rewards

Some wine related New Year's resolutions.
Nowhere does it say that New Year’s resolutions have to be limited to diet and exercise. For those who wish to enhance their wine experience and knowledge, here are some wine-related ones.