Someone decided that a wine bottle looked a little too naked. Find out his rather interesting solution for this problem! And Christina talks with a Spanish wine expert who reveals which hidden gems of Spain you should be drinking and what he’d pair with…churros. Finally, wine snobs unite! Why the ladies are card carrying members of the snob club and hope you will be too.
Whitney had a birthday! She drank a lot of wine. Some favorites from that night- Domaine Sauvete Meli-Melo Rosé and Piedrasassi P.S. Sangiovese Rosé. On the show Whitney said the P.S. was a red wine…um, like she said- she was drinking a lot that day! Honestly though, the wine looks like a light red wine.
Olly’s favorite lesser known Spanish regions lie in the Northwest: Rías Biaxas, Bierzo, Ribeira Sacra and Ribeiro. Check out the wines of Guimaro and wines made from the Mencia grape. And next time you go for a bottle of Albariño, try a Treixadura instead!
Other wines Olly mentions:
In Bierzo: Raul Perez in Biezo including ‘Ultreia St Jaccques’, ‘Ultreia de Valtuille’, (also ‘El Pecado’ made at Guimaro in Ribeira Sacra with Pedro Perez, no relation). Perez’s family, Castro Ventosa, produce a great joven (young wine, no oak), and top wine ‘Castro de Valtuille’. And ‘Decesndientes de Jose Palacios’ – very famous wines such as ‘Petalos’ etc.
In Rías Baixas: Zarate (Biodynamic Albariño and one of only two Rías Baixas producers to produce reds (‘Zarate Caino’ and ‘Loueiro’) along with ‘Rodri’ at Forja de Salnes, tintos del mar such as Goliardo. Also Pazo de Senorans Albariño age very well.
In Ribeiro: Ailala Trexadura (also spelled Trajadura). See Jancis Robinson’s wine of the week. Also, Coto de Gomariz. Look out for Godello and Loueiro Blanco grape varieties as well as Trexadura.
In Valdeorras: The Godello grape variety rules. Rafa Palacios is the best producer!
Try putting Olly’s suggestions into Wine Searcher to get your hands on some!
What the What? Tempranillo. Also known as: Tinto del Pais, Ull de Llebre (in Catalan!), Tinta Fina, Tinta Roriz (in Portugal) plus a gazillion more.
Wine Snobs Unite!, by the great W. Blake Gray.