Category Archives: Spain

#WineStudio: Feeling Aglow with Arínzano

When I lived in Spain, I hardly ever drank wine. I was in the land of hard cider. Other kids who couldn’t handle the tartness or didn’t like the idea of throwing back an inch of sidra in one gulp drank wine, but I am first and foremost an acidhead, and this delicacy was right up my alley. Sidra and pinchos, particularly salty olives, were what I liked any weeknight, and wine fell to the wayside. I was in the northwest of Spain, but had I known Arínzano wasn’t too far away in the northeast, I may have explored the world of wine a bit more. Continue reading

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#WineStudio: Getting Through the Day with Some Rosé

While the dog days of summer are behind us, the last thing most drinkers are now thinking of is rosé. Rosé, frosé, and pretty much anything in a shade of millennial pink are all associated with the months between April and August. Why drink it any other time of year? Even though we had our #WineStudio session in June, I held off until September for this reason. Rosé is good for just about any day. I’m making my case here. Continue reading

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WineStudio: Same Grape Taking Different Shapes

If you’ve been reading my recent posts, you probably know what to expect from this one. If not, I’ve got one word for you: Albariño. This is a grape that bursts to life in Galicia, an area that was always … Continue reading

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WineStudio: Let’s Go! Albariño!

There are three groups of people in the world: wine drinkers, wine snobs, and moms who like Chardonnay. In my mind, they all fall into a Venn diagram; there are those who fall exclusively in one category, while there are … Continue reading

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WineStudio: Don’t Say No to Albariño

For nine weeks, my life was Spanish wine. I’m sure I made time in there for other beverages while out with friends, but looking back, April and May seem like one big blur of Albariño. A couple of weeks ago, I … Continue reading

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WineStudio: White Wines, Fun Times

If I said the world Albariño, what would come to mind? To the average person, it would just sound like a random Spanish word that could mean anything from beluga whale to almond paste. To my fellow wine bloggers, it … Continue reading

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WineStudio: Feeling Fine with Spanish Wine

I lived in Spain for five months, and I can safely say I learned nothing about wine while I was there. Well, that’s not entirely true. I did learn that a majority of the Spaniards in the north pour a … Continue reading

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