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Blogging the Blending – Monday 23 January 2012

VTV ‘n me – Cabirau & Le Cirque &… I bought the 13+ acre Cabirau vineyard in Maury in 2007. Planted entirely to Grenache, there were two wines in that vintage. ’Serge & Tony’, from 20 year old vines, was … Continue reading

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Blogging the Blending – Monday 23 January 2012 – Part 2

VTV ‘n me – Le Cirque Le Cirque is the Vin de Pays brand for the Cooperative I joined, Les Vignerons de Tautavel & Vingrau (VTV). Their introduction last year was a huge success. Red, white and rose all sold … Continue reading

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Blogging the Blending – Sunday 22 January 2012 (no blending)

Domaine de l’Edre – The Boys are Better than All Right Domaine de l’Edre is a garage in Vingrau. Jacques Castany was born and lives in the house above the garage. His wife was born a few houses down. He’s … Continue reading

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Blogging the Blending – Saturday 1/22 (no blending)

Blending mostly happens at bigger enterprises; Cooperatives and Negociants. They are not open on weekends. This is the time to visit our growers and assess the new vintage. Saturday we left Spain for Narbonne, geographic and cultural center of vinous … Continue reading

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Blogging the Blending – Navarra & Paniza, 1/19 – 1/20

Thursday 1/19/12 This was an off day, which is not the same as a day off. Woke up in Jumilla (southern Spain) at 5:45 AM to a crisp 23 degrees. Drove 200+ miles northwest to Madrid to pick up Anna … Continue reading

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Blogging the Blends Begins with a Bang!

I just left Bodegas Olivares in Jumilla, southeastern Spain. I blended two wines instead of the usual one and I’m extremely happy with both. But first the important news: Three months ago Elena Olivares gave birth to daughter Paula and … Continue reading

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