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 →
The main goal of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project is to create a reason for those passing tourists to STOP to enjoy Ramona’s beauty, charm, character, and heritage and to rest a spell. After looking at the examples set by other mural towns, a group of Ramona business people came together to launch an aggressive outdoor visual arts program, starting with murals. 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 →