The philosophy of Areté comes from Ancient Greece and refers to excellence of any kind. This philosophy guides the Iris Vineyards team to endeavor to excel at constant attention to their vineyard practices, wine quality, and hospitality. Their goal is to produce fresh, fruit-forward wines that honor the land and the full potential of the grape. Continue Reading →
I love learning about new wine regions. Recently I was able to review some wines from the Galacia region of Spain. This region is located in the larger northwest region of Spain called Rias Baixas. This wine region is called Galicia. The soils are granite and sandy, which are conducive to producing aromatic white wines. Since the 1980’s the Albarino grape from this region has been the most successful white wine export. Continue Reading →
What do we know about this area and the terroir? What wines are great representations of this area?
We reviewed and paired 4 wines from this region. Continue Reading →
Macabeo, Xarel-Lo and Parellada. These names don’t typically roll off the tongue of an American tongue. Cellers Domenys is one of the most important and oldest cooperatives in the southeast of Catalonia. Continue Reading →
love learning about new wine regions. Recently I was introduced to the wine region of Wrattonbully Australia, located between Adelaide and Melbourne. No longer one of the “best kept secrets” of the Australian wine scene, now their fruit are gaining worldwide attention as the region grabs trophies, medals, and international accolades. Continue Reading →