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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...
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...
By Doc Lawrence "Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection . . .” - from “Death In...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. Llevo viendo los fresones en oferta ya...
Una de las novedades que más nos han gustado de la XXV Edición del Salón de Gourmets que se clausuró ayer en Madrid son las Anchodinas, una semiconserva de pescado que se podría definir como mitad...