The Oenophiliac

Bringing you stories from the world of wine and beer.

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 – Days 9 & 10


Day 9 – May 10th Today we went to see the research winery/center for the University. It is an amazing structure, very modern and new. I was really impressed with … Continue reading

July 16, 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

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Days 3 & 4


Day 3-May 4th Today we headed out to the town of Santo Domingo de Calzada, a town much larger than ours and much more lively. The center focus of this … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 2.


Day 2-May 3rd After a long bus ride from the airport we arrived at the Palacio Manso de Zuniga in the tiny town of Canillas del Rio Tuerto. This town … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Nicole Linares: Rioja Road Trip – Day 1


Nicole Linares is a student at the Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality, USA, an active member of her schools Wine Academy and budding wine writer. Over the next two weeks … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Decanter – Spain predicted smaller harvest, higher grape prices


As harvest gets underway in Spain, observers are predicting a reduction in quantity, while prices for bulk wine are already substantially higher than last year. Rioja: allowed irrigation The harvest … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

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