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    Thanksgiving Wine 6-Packs

    We seriously love the Thanksgiving holiday–the food, friends, football and especially, the wines.  Since the menu tends to be a standard mix of turkey/stuffing/mashed potatoes/candied yams/pumpkin pie we’ve selected a group of wines that are anything but the usual suspects.  Also, they are insanely food (and people) friendly.

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    The breakdown: 1 bubbly Cava, 1 mineral-driven crisp aperitif white, a light bright red, a red with a bit more body and spicy oak, and 1 lovely naturally sweet half dessert half bottle for pumpkin pie.

     

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    Envínate: Small Production Wines from the Canary Islands

    Every vintage we purchase tiny amounts of wines from Envínate, a little winery grown from micro parcels in volcanic soils of the Canary Islands (and also some steep slopes of Ribeira Sacra in Galicia).

    Envínate (translated into “Wine Yourself”) is the brainchild of 4 friends, winemakers Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente, Laura Ramos, and José Martínez.  This gang of 4 formed back in 2005 while studying enology at the University of Miguel Hernandez in Alicante.  Upon graduation, they formed a winemaking consultancy, which evolved into Envínate, a project that focuses on exploring distinctive parcels mainly in the Atlantic-inflected regions of Ribeira Sacra and the Canary Islands.  Their collective aim is to make profoundly pure and authentic wines that express the terruño of each parcel in a clear and concise manner.

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  • Gift Baskets: There’s One For Everyone
    Gift Baskets: There’s One For Everyone
    Gift Baskets: There’s One For Everyone
    Gift Baskets: There’s One For Everyone
    Gift Baskets: There’s One For Everyone

    Gift Baskets: There’s One For Everyone

    You’ve been waiting a whole year for the holiday season to arrive and suddenly you are out of ideas of what to get your loved ones. So now what? Fortunately we have a plan!

    We love sharing food all year long, but we especially love it during the holiday season. It’s the perfect time to spread cheer with delicious food and wine at the heart of any celebration. And what better to give than something you can savor and share?

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    Turrón is Here for Christmas

    Christmas is just around the corner and has arrived at our home with all of the desired sweets and delicacies in varied options for Turron! In Spain this is a special time and everyone is looking forward to it. Supermarkets, gourmet stores and bakeries display a huge variety of turrones and other holiday specialties.There is no holiday without turron at the table and everyone buys a bit of this and that to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones.

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  • Palacio de Canedo Tasting
    Palacio de Canedo Tasting
    Palacio de Canedo Tasting
    Palacio de Canedo Tasting
    Palacio de Canedo Tasting

    Palacio de Canedo Tasting

    A few weeks ago we hosted a very special event in collaboration with Palacio de Canedo winery, from El Bierzo (León). This estate has been associated with wine since 1730, when they would make and store 30 thousand liters of wine from the vineyards surrounding the Palace.

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    We have a new website with eCommerce!

    It has been a while since the idea of launching our own online shop crossed our minds a few months ago, and after thinking about it thoroughly and listening to our customer’s requests we have finally accomplished this goal.

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