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Videotasting: Viña Cuesta Colora Tempranillo

8 August, 2011

Cuesta Colora

Videotasting hosted by Charlie Arturaola during DO La Mancha Roadshows 2011 Wine: Viña Cuesta Colorada Tempranillo Type: Organic Red Wine Grape variety: 100% Tempranillo Producer: Parra Jimenez Family Webpage: www.parrafamilyorganic.com Food pairing: Asian food   @LaMancha_Wines Facebook: La ManchaWines Web: www.lamanchawines.com  

7 D.O. La Mancha Tempranillo Value Wines

5 August, 2011

By Fred Minnick Oh, how delicious the Tempranillo grape is. The native-Spanish grape has won the hearts of wine lovers from around the world. This rich, well-structured red wine provides the perfect acidity, tannins and color, with a frequent nose of black fruits and floral notes. It’s often blended with Syrah and Garnacha, and is… Read more »

10 Airén Value Wines

25 July, 2011

By Fred Minnick When it comes to value, an often-overlooked wine comes from the white grape Airén. Many people might scoff at the suggestion of Airén being a value wine, because it’s so widely used in Spanish brandy, but it’s unfair to blanket label a grape that when tended to correctly can actually be very… Read more »

D.O. La Mancha Value Wines

5 July, 2011

by Fred Minnick What is value wine? In 2008, I wrote for an investment website, Banrate.com, that it’s a buyer’s market for wine and that wine is a great investment. I still believe that, but I also believe value wine comes with no price tag. How many of us have tasted $9 wines that beat… Read more »

D.O. La Mancha: More than just bulk wine, Billy!

25 June, 2011

By Nannette Eaton When I announced I was traveling to Spain, Billy the Kid looked up; this interesting development stole him away from his deep concentration from studying for his Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) examination. “Where?” he asked. “La Mancha,” I answered. “Oh,” he said, unable to conceal his disappointment. “According to my studies,… Read more »

D.O. La Mancha’s Native Grapes, Native & New Tastes

16 June, 2011

By Fred Minnick   There it sits. In all it’s winding glory: a twirling, towering windmill firmly planted atop a hill in the middle of D.O. La Mancha. Its beauty blossoms even more with a blue-sky backdrop. The La Mancha windmills were made immortal by the words of Miguel de Cervantes in his 1605 Don… Read more »

Rosquillas

28 April, 2011

rosquillas

Hay cosas que no deberían cambiar, no creo que vayan a mejor, entre tantas cosas la repostería casera. Como Manchego adoro la “fruta de sartén” y de mis favorita son las rosquillas, masa cuidada, fritura al punto de cada uno, doradas y rebozadas en azúcar ¡uhmmm!. Claro está que me encanta acompañarlas de digna bebida,… Read more »

De libros y vinos

27 April, 2011

vinos y libros

En esta semana tan literaria en la que estamos inmersos con motivo de la celebración del día del libro y en el mismo día en el que una emocionada Ana María Matute ha recibido el prestigioso Premio Cervantes, no podía faltar en este blog manchego un homenaje a la literatura. Pero en esta ocasión vamos… Read more »

Maridando el chocolate

16 April, 2011

maridando el chocolate

Vino y queso conforman un tándem inseparable en la cultura gastronómica castellano manchega. Dos productos de la tierra en los que se ha inspirado el equipo de La Casita de los Bombones -una pequeña fábrica artesana de Albacete- para concebir dos de sus deliciosas gamas de bombones.

Fresas y burbujas

15 April, 2011

Estamos ante una semana santa calurosa, y el cuerpo pide estimulantes de los sanos, una alternativa es la fruta de temporada y un buen vino de La Mancha, claro.