June 8, 2006
2004 Nora Albarino
2003 Emilio Moro Ribera Del Duero
2003 Alonso Del Yerro Maria
Watch today as Gary tastes 3 wines from Spain and takes you along on his trip through Spain.
Spain trip montage come back!!
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i spent a semester of college in spain…right outside of madrid in cervantes’ hometown of alcala de henares….best experience of my life…and yeah, the food is so good that it is hard not to gorge yourself, don’t feel bad..haha
i hope you were able to just sit around in a plaza somewhere and enjoy a beer and some olives…take in the local scene…it would be a shame if all you did was tour wineries (i guess that sounds odd, but it is true :))
My wife is from Spain so we spend over a month there every year … excellent! We had a great time in Haro (La Rioja) a couple years ago. I remember Muga, CVNE and LÃ³pez de Heredia in particular.
But hey man you got to taste some awesome stuff. What did you think of Numanthia, Trasnocho, SeÃ±orio de San Vicente … ? From the photos I know you tasted them!
Albarino will be the next big white for the ABC crowd. Our wine club fell for the Pazo de Senorans. Crisp, complex, food friendly, and the six-pack (from WL) did not set me back an arm and a leg. The Nora sounds like an interesting and even cheaper alternative summer wine.
My last tasting of the Moro indicated it needed a little cellaring to really shine, but it is a great bargain.
Thanks for the amazing tour of Spain. I’m living vicariously through your videoblog. You are quickly becoming a legend of the wine industry.
Keep up the amazing contributions and wine recommendations.
Chris @ Winecentric
Good show. I will be traveling to Madrid later in the year and will most certainly have the 2003 Alonso Del Yerro Maria. As a cabernet drinker this wine will probably match my taste preference. It would be nice to the tannic level of this wine.
How was the Remirez de Ganuza?
What…no pictures of the TORO DE OSBORNE in the video?
I just watched your Spain video. I was interested in the Alonso Del Yerro Maria. I clicked on the link and it told me you had sold out. I had hoped to read the bio / description on the wine. The bio / description disappeared and brings up what I have wondered and wanted corrected about your web site. Many times I want to read about a wine that I have purchased. Yet when it is gone so is the history / information / bio about it. Since you are Wine Library, why don’t you have an archive file of all the wines that you have sold? That way if I cellar them or give them away I can refer to the information about the wine on your web site.
I am a big fan of wine library and really enjoyed the episode on Spain. I agree with Jeff. There has been more than one occasion where I wanted to go back and review the comments and notes on a particular wine and could not because it was no longer in stock. I think that would be a nice improvement to an already great site. Keep up the great work.
If you are a fan of the Albarino wines and want to beat the trend, a great resource is the region’s website at http://www.riasbaixaswines.com. Lots of notes on the vineyards if you are in Spain and on the wines as well as recipes that work well with the wines. Love all the info!
Gary, As you know, I’m slowly but surely watching back episodes for the spreadsheet when I have a chance (that sentence is not truthful…I watch them primarily because I love them). I ususally don’t comment on the back episodes becuase I’m out-of-date….BUT, what a great episode…..what an unbelievable trip…..I’m very jealous that this actually counts as “work” for you. INCREDIBLE!! thanks for th video and still picture montage.
How was that restaurant? What did you eat?
In the same vane, I also watched Ep #42 (How to taste Wine). Thanks so much for that….very helpful to a wine novice like me (and many others).
OK…this is officially in my top 5 of all time. This is what I am really into. The beauty of Spain, the tastings, that crazy red / white Grenache, the picture montage. This was really done well and would love to see more like this.
I just posted this clip into my blog. I’m “hosting” a Wine Blogging Wednesday” this coming month on Spanish wines under $10. I recently took a class from Doug Frost that focused on Spanish wines. It was really exciting. I just discovered your site and I’m definitely going to subscribe via iTunes. Thanks so much for the vodcasts!
That looked damn cool.
The wines from the Iberian Penisular are so underrated.
I used to vacation in Portugal, along the Algarve and in Spain on the Costa Del Sol, near to Malaga.
Rioja’s are absolutely brilliant, usually not expensive for really good quaffable wines. I particularly like Miguel Torres wines. From Portugal there are some really great tasting local wines along the coast of the Algarve.
Love the site, Mike.
I like the clip about the white and red grapes on a single vine. I have a neighbor that has one like that. I don’t know what the variety is, but it’s pretty odd seeing them both on the same vine.
can’t beleive there’s only 16 responses to this episode! Well I guess I can because all these 95 point Spanish wines I drink only cost $25. I hope you guys never catch on. It was a trip to see the Nora on there, It’s my favorite white wine, hands down. Thanks for all you do for us Gary!
I bought some of the Nora wine tonight and went back and did a search on WLTV to see your thoughts on it. You have had the wine on the show three times and while every time you smell pineapple, that is really the only consistent thing. I can’t wait to try it and then try it again (I bought two bottles)
Great Episode! Man I wish I could travel like that. Regrets.
Looks like you had a fun trip, great pictures at the end and I liked the Spanish guitar music. I’ve been watching for about a month now, just going back to see all your old episodes starting at #1. I used to read wine books, but this is a much more fun way to learn about wine. Thanks for all you do!
This was quite a fantastic show! You’re so lucky! I can’t wait to be back in Europe…
Hey Gary, Thanks was a great episode! You should list this one as one of the “must see” episodes. Looks like it was a great trip!
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Where is the video of the trip? I watched the episode and waited for the footage from Spain, but the episode ended by Gary saying “let’s roll the footage” and the video ended. I’m confused.
Gary or Mott..put the Spain video back on the end of this episode..please. I recently had a Albarino…it was different, too minerally for me, was ok. I do enjoy almost all Spainish reds, have had the Emilio Moro and it's really good. http://www.winelx.com
Bummer that the trip montage is no more. From the other comments it sounds like it was pretty sweet.
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