The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

Nicole Linares blogs: Meeting of the Wines


When I first began getting involved in my schools wine program, I began to hear of what was called, “The Villa.” I heard that one of our professors, Paul Rudolph, … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 14 & 15


Day 14 – May 15th Today we visited Cune Winery. I have worked with the distributor of these wines and sold them in grocery stores, so these wines are close … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 13


Day 13 – May 14th Today we headed to one of my favorite wineries, Marques de Murrieta and Finca Ygay. It was a sprawling rustic but gorgeous property up on … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 6 & 7


Day 6 – May 7th Today we headed out to explore the monasteries of Yuso & Suso. Suso, meaning “upper,” and Yuso, meaning “lower.” We visited Suso first, up in … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

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