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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...
By La Mancha Wines Today we have two native grapes from France, but well-known in La Mancha and all over the word: Petit Verdot and Chardonnay. Petit Verdot Red variety fromBordeauxand widely used in theMedoc. It stands prostrated and it is of average...
By La Mancha Wines Today, we have two new “grape guests” in our posts about the grape varieties you can find in DO La Mancha wines: Syrah and Macabeo/Viura.   Syrah Red variety native to theRhoneValley, which offers excellent results in areas with...
By Fred Minnick More so than any wine region in the world, DO La Mancha is deeply connected to the literature and film about the area. On every D.O. La Mancha bottle is an artistic depiction of the Don Quixote...
By Greg McGehee, Sommelier Greg McGehee is the general manager and wine director for Lemaire in the historic Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Va. He served DO La Mancha wine at his wedding.   April 11, 2011, was a warm morning in Albecete...
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...
by Fred Minnick When wine historians assess the contributions of private wineries to a region, Vinicola de Castilla might very well have had the greatest impact on a Spanish wine region. Formed in 1976, Vinicola de Castilla entered the winemaking scene...
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...
Este corte de Merluza horneada acompañada de seta "colmenilla" y brotes de esparrago verde, con una lámina de trufa para aromatizar el aceite manchego pide a gritos un estupendo vino de la Denominación de Origen La Mancha, un...
Airén Llámala Forcallat, Manchega, Valdepeñas o Lairén, es la misma variedad, la más utilizada en España que supone más de un 30% del total de uva y está principalmente localizada en Castilla La Mancha. Resistente como ella sola a las...
By Lana Bortolot The European wine harvest is over and now, in America, we turn our thoughts to another harvest, of sorts—the cornucopia that is Thanksgiving. Of course, you’ll roll out the traditional recipes and ingredients, with turkey taking pride of...
By La Mancha Wines More awards for La Mancha wines, this time in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2012. The results were announced last week at The London International Wine Fair. In its 9th edition, 14,119 wines 47 countries have...
By La Mancha Wines Fifteen wines from D.O. La Mancha has been awarded in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012, also known as the “wine world-championship”. The 19th edition of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles took place this year from 4...