This week Roque and Luke sample a bottle from their first Vino de Calidad, from Lebrija in the southwest of Spain. But what is this unusual denomination? Frasquito, a sherry style drink from a range of wines by the only winemaker in the area: Gonzalez Palacios. They chat DOs, winemaking and silly wine traditions! Salud!
This week Roque and Luke share a bottle from one of the most difficult regions to find. Hiding in plain sight they drink to DO Tierra del Vino de Zamora, the only ‘land of wine’. Today it is the turn of Bodega Malandrín and of a bottle of their Malandrín Superior; a throaty Tempranillo. They chat about this quiet corner of Spain and also discuss, much to Luke’s delight, barrels!
This week Roque and Luke sample a bottle from Spain’s newest DO: DOP Islas Canarias! They pop the cork out of a bottle of Hollera from Bodegas Monje; another dusty Listán Negro red wine that hails from Tenerife. They chat Islands, historic wine and wine education.
This week the SWE chaps head down to Roque’s homeland; more specifically his hometown! They sample some bottles of the local wine region from his dad’s cellar. Vino de la Tierra Campo de Cartagena. Rare wines from a region with only one principal producer! Bodegas Serrano, wines made by Manuel Martinez Meroño. They drink a white, rosé and young red from his Viña Galtea range and an old boy from the Darimus collection. A more personal wine podcast, Salud!
This week Roque and Luke head to Mallorca; in fact Luke just got back from the island. In tow he has a bottle of Pere Seda Reserva from DO Pla i Llevant. A big blend that includes a fun local grape. They chat island culture, wines and gastronomy as well as Mallorca’s glitterati. Salud!