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viernes, 30 de abril de 2010

Wences 2004

Wences 2004

This is an excellent toro red wine. However, I feel that it is not competitive. Its cost is 29 eur at the vegasauco online shop. For this price I can purchase Pintia o San Román, which are better wines for me.

jueves, 29 de abril de 2010

Flor del Sauco ora pro novis

Flor del Sauco

This is without any doubt one of the best sweet wines that I have ever tasted. Really special, delicate. it reminds me the violete flowers. Worth to taste it. Its price is 12,9 at the vegasauco online shop (they claim that it is a 0,75 bottle, but I think this is an error. This sweet wine is bottled in 0,5l bottles).

miércoles, 28 de abril de 2010

Flor del Saúco

Flor del Saúco

this is a red sparkling wine with a nice level of density and sweetness (although they claim that it is dry). Worth to taste. Is another history. Its price is 8 eur at the vega sauco online shop.

martes, 27 de abril de 2010

Fariña: cuadros ganadores concurso nacional de puntura el primero

Bodegas Fariña

Without any doubt Fariña is an outstanding person, and he produces one of the most outstanding wines, with a very very high quality price ratio: Fariña primero.
In addition, the label is chosen by a national competition of painting.
Whithout any dobut, he had the most nice stand at alimentaria 2010. Here you can see some photos. He brought the original paintings of the last four years.
enjoy them!

lunes, 26 de abril de 2010

muscat de rivesaltes Lafforgue 2009

Muscat de Rivesaltes Lafforgue

This is a nice muscat de Rivesaltes. It does not reach the outstanding level of Chateau Pradal, but it is pleasant to drink.

domingo, 25 de abril de 2010

Queso de oveja pago "los vivales"

Queso de oveja pago "los vivales"

This is an excellent sheep cheese made from raw milk. They produce three kinds: semicurado, curado and reserva. Surprisingly, I enjoyed more the semicurado and curado than the reserva. My favourite one was the curado, although as a general rule, for me. the more matured it is, the better.

sábado, 24 de abril de 2010

Peña Roble Crianza

Peña Roble

This is a classic Ribera del Duero wine. Pleasant to drink. the name of the cellar reminds me Resalso (Emilio Moro)

viernes, 23 de abril de 2010

Dominio de sexmil 2005

Dominio de Sexmil 2005

This is an expensive wine (around 28 eur). It does not offer a good quality price ratio. I didn't enjoyed it, and even less when I knew the price. I enjoyed more Gavión selección especial.
Probably this one is too mineral for me.

jueves, 22 de abril de 2010

brochero finca monte concejo 15 meses de barrica

brochero finca monte concejo 15 meses de barrica

This is a correct wine from the same DO than Gavión. It does not reach the same level. Nevertheless, I am pretty sure that this area will reach a very high level in a short period of time. Worth to put an eye on it.

miércoles, 21 de abril de 2010

Gavión selección especial 2006

Gavión Selección especial 2006

There is life in Zamora beyond DO Toro. They produce good wine in Benavente area, but also in this new DO: tierra del vino de Zamora. I really enjoyed this wine. Worth to taste it. Unfortunatey, it has not arrive to Barcelona... yet.

martes, 20 de abril de 2010

Indicación Geográfica Protegida: Cecina de León

Indicación Geográfica Protegida: Cecina de León

This is a nice product. Quite similar to ham but different taste. stronger and less delicate. In fact, it is produced in a similar way than ham, but instead of pork, it is made from caw or horse. Normally caw, such as this one in the photograp.
It seems to be very a appreciated meal in Czech Republic, if it were available there...

lunes, 19 de abril de 2010


Passatge Lluís Pellicer 13, Barcelona

they offer a fix price menu for 18,45 eur per person. Drinks are not included.
They offer a good quality price ratio. It's a good oportunity to taste something unusual. They provide high quality meals. Nevertheless, I felt that all the dishes were too sweet.

kir breton:

worth no mention that you need an expert surgeon to wrap the galette. Below you will find some snapshots of the process. Fast and accurate movements.

starting point

middle point:

final result:


domingo, 18 de abril de 2010

Val de Rance Cidre Bouché brut

Val de Rance Cidre Bouché brut

This is a good cider. Anyway, below my favourite one, upto now (see Maybe this one is more dry. Worth to mention it received a gold medal in Paris in 2002.

sábado, 17 de abril de 2010

Torres: Centro cultural del vino

Torres: Centro cultural del vino
C/ Aribau 173, Barcelona

This is a facility for those interested on wine tasting and purchasing products. Worth to mention that they organize a tasting the last tuesday of each month, from 19:30 till 20:30. For 15 eur you will taste three wines.
I attended the last march 20th 2010 event and I tasted Atrium Chardonnay 2007, Jean Leon vinya gigi chardonnay 2007 and Marimar State Chardonnay 2005 "viñedo don miguel".
I passed a nice hour, but I missed the outstanding Milmanda Chardonnay. It's a pitty.
I enjoyed the jean leon chardonnay, although I received better impression several years ago, when it was not called "vinya gigi".

viernes, 16 de abril de 2010

Atrium Chardonnay 2008

Atrium Chardonnay 2008

This is a good quality price wine. However, I recently tasted the Chardonnay 2007 and I think that the 2007 is better. Let us see the evolution of Chardonnay 2008 during next year. I guess it will improve. Congratulations to Torres family for this new product.

jueves, 15 de abril de 2010

Atrium Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Atrium Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

I enjoy the atrium wine in all its modalities: merlot, cabernet, chardonay. Nice label for a nice wine. Good quality price ratio. One of these days I must taste merlot and cabernet during the same day, to make the comparison. At the present time, I think that I prefer the classic merlot atrium.

miércoles, 14 de abril de 2010

Grans Muralles 1999

Torres Grans Muralles 1999

Sometimes you can feel lucky been an ignorant. I tasted the most expensive Torres wine, Grans muralles (its price is higher than 100 eur), and I cannot point out anything special. I didn't enjoyed it! I got more pleasure from Atrium Cabernet sauvignon, which is more than 10 times cheaper. Probably I can only say that it was slightly smoked, and I do not like this taste.
I do not have doubts that this is a great wine. In fact the "experts" score it really high, but I will never purchase a bottle of this wine. Even if you split its price by 10.

martes, 13 de abril de 2010

Gran Caffe Florio

Gran Caffe Florio
Via Mazzocchi 114, Santa Maria de Capua Vetere, Italy

This is a comfortable place in a very nice square. I enjoyed the place. They offer good service and nice prices (expresso 0,7 eur; capuccino 1,5 eur)

lunes, 12 de abril de 2010

Aglianico Beneventano

Aglianico Beneventano

This is a decent wine. If you have chance go for Aglianico villa Matilde or Taurasi. Nevertheless, it has a nice label.

domingo, 11 de abril de 2010


Via Giardini Reali

This is a pleasant restaurant that offers reasonable quality. Nevertheless, my favourite one is Castelluccia.