Category Archives: Spain

Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2009, Rioja

Campo Viejo isnt the first Rioja name to be thrown into a discussion circle. The famed CVNE, Marques de Murrieta or La Rioja Alta are the foremost producers. But Campo Viejo Tempranillo blends have had a long history est. 1959, … Continue reading

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Pastuso, the little Peruvian restaurant that could + Alta Alella Tallarol

Pastuso is a Peruvian cevicheria, pisco-bar and grill sitting at the end of ACDC Lane. It shares the bustling Flinders Lane block with Yu-U, Eau de Vie, Chin Chin and Lee Ho Fook. It is not the most noticeable establishment, … Continue reading

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Mas Romani (Mas Alta) Els Pics 2009, Priorat, Spain

Bodegas Mas Alta, based in the Priorat village of Vilella Alta, is a partnership of five Belgian families. The wine is made under consultation of two lords of the CdP scene – Michel Tardieu (of Tardieu-Laurent fame) and Philippe Cambie … Continue reading

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Telmo Rodriguez MR Moscatel 2008, Malaga, Spain

The 2008 MR is 100% Moscatel from vineyards at 900m altitude cut into very steep, schist rock slopes. The fruit is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. Clear, lemon and sunflower gold colour, it has a fabulous feminine bouquet of … Continue reading

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Queso de Valdeón (León, Spain) with Kracher TBA a decade on…

The Queso de Valdeón is a mixed cow and goat milk blue cheese from Posada de Valdeón, in the northeast part of the León province. It’s quite a unique cheese for the Australian scene, not as strong as other blues like … Continue reading

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