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Videotasting hosted by Charlie Arturaola during DO La Mancha Roadshows 2011 Wine: Portento Syrah Joven Type: Young Red Wine Grape variety: 100% Syrah Producer: Bodega Romero de Avila Webpage: www.bodegasromerodeavila.com Food pairing: Pasta or pisto manchego (manchego ratatouille)           @LaMancha_Wines Facebook: La ManchaWines Web: www.lamanchawines.com
Videotasting hosted by Charlie Arturaola during DO La Mancha Roadshows 2011 Wine: Semblanza Tempranillo Joven Type: Young Red Wine Grape variety: 100% Tempranillo Producer: Bodegas San Isidro de Pedro Muñoz Webpage: www.viacotos.com           @LaMancha_Wines Facebook: La ManchaWines Web: www.lamanchawines.com
Videotasting hosted by Charlie Arturaola during DO La Mancha Roadshows 2011 Wine: Parra Jimenez Graciano Type: Organic Red Wine Grape variety: 100% Graciano Producer: Parra Jimenez Family Webpage: www.parrafamilyorganic.com Food pairing: Hearty soups, roast beef and cured cheeses.Try with: Curries.           @LaMancha_Wines Facebook: La ManchaWines Web: www.lamanchawines.com  
Videotasting hosted by Charlie Arturaola during DO La Mancha Roadshows 2011 Wine: Los Galanes Airén Type: White Wine Grape variety: 100% Airén Producer: Santa Catalina Webpage: www.santacatalina.es Food pairing: Ceviche or appetizer with clams @LaMancha_Wines Facebook: La ManchaWines Web: www.lamanchawines.com
Videotasting hosted by Charlie Arturaola during DO La Mancha Roadshows 2011 Wine: Torre de Gazate Crianza Type: Red Wine Grape variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Tempranillo Producer: Vinícola de Tomelloso Webpage: www.vinicolatomelloso.com Food pairing: Red meats, cheeses and roasted   @LaMancha_Wines Facebook: La ManchaWines Web: www.lamanchawines.com  
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  
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...