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SWE Ep. 52 - Lanzarote

Spanish Wine Experience

Release Date: 08/31/2017

SWE Ep. 176 - Tostado do Ribeiro show art SWE Ep. 176 - Tostado do Ribeiro

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FINALLY! After years of trying to locate this wine, painstaking effort of behalf of us pestering distributors, we managed to get one: a bottle of Tostado do Ribeiro from bodega Viña Costeira up in DO Ribeiro. It also, happily, timed well with a recent visit to the Galician wine region itself. So time to revisit a little this odlest of DOs and sample, for the first time, this mythical sweet wine!

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SWE Ep. 175 - Christmas-NY Round Up 2022 show art SWE Ep. 175 - Christmas-NY Round Up 2022

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Another year in the shop, another year in wine, and other year in the world of wine. What’s changed? What have we enjoyed drinking and what have been the highs and lows of this most bizarre year! Roque and Luke have already been drinking as they dive headfirst into the 2022 round up. See you in 2023!

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SWE Ep. 174 - Sierra Sur de Jaen show art SWE Ep. 174 - Sierra Sur de Jaen

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A wonderfully niche Vino de la Tierra this week. About as niche as you can get. Vino de la Tierra Sierra Sur de Jaen. Quite the mouthful! Deep down in the depths of eastern Andalucia is a tiny mountain viticultural area with only a couple of winemakers. The wine? Malaostia - great name - from Bodegas Cefrian. Also, there's a lot of olive chat.

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SWE Ep. 173 - Valles de Benavente show art SWE Ep. 173 - Valles de Benavente

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Roque and Luke managed to find another of the rare Vino de Calidad regional wines. On a recent trip to the Leon area in the northwest, Luke picked up a bottle of Prieto Picudo red from the miniscule Valles de Benavente region. Bodega Otero's 2014 reserva in fact! The question is, where the hell is the region and who's there making wine anyway? Well, let's find out!

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SWE Ep. 172 - Pago de Tharsys show art SWE Ep. 172 - Pago de Tharsys

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Another Vino de Pago here; one we've been enjoying for quite some time now as they do things a little different in this winery. Tucked away in DO Utiel-Requena is Pago Tharsys. They have a range of 'standard DO' wines as well as their own sparkling Cavas. But they also have a handful of DO Pago wines. In this case their rather accentric nocturnally harvested Albariño!

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SWE Ep. 171 - Very Old Wines show art SWE Ep. 171 - Very Old Wines

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How old can wine be? Should we be buying wine and waiting? What makes a wine worthy of ageing? All these burning questions will be answered as Roque and Luke sampling wines from the 1960s! Yes, that's right, booze that has been sleeping for almost sixty years! Thanks to Toro Albala and their creations from D.O. Montilla-Moriles!

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SWE Ep. 170 - Weird Grapes: Cayetana show art SWE Ep. 170 - Weird Grapes: Cayetana

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This week Roque and Luke try perhaps the most influential grape no-one's ever heard of and that you'll rarely find: Cayetana. Though, as you'll find out - hell, as they'll find out - it goes by many names and has been a historic figure hiding in the shadows for centuries.

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SWE Ep. 169 - Terroir show art SWE Ep. 169 - Terroir

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Ah yes, terroir, that most mysterious of words. So vague, so pretentious, so winey, so French. But, credit where credit is due, it is a great concept, an important concept and a useful way to think about wine. This week we talk about the idea of terroir by trying a new project from a winemaker who likes to play. Three tempranillos, made in the same way, but from three different provinces in the same region. Will we taste terroir in action? 

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SWE Ep. 168 - Fiestas de la Vendimia! show art SWE Ep. 168 - Fiestas de la Vendimia!

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It's party time in many parts of Spain! And why? Well, it's the vendimia, the grape harvest. And Roque is about to head down to one; we all hope he makes it back alive. This week we want to take you through some of the best and most alocholic wine-fiestas in Spain!

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SWE Ep. 167 - Summer Special! show art SWE Ep. 167 - Summer Special!

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Happy Summer everybody!! Lordy lordy it has been hot here in Spain the last few weeks, and we are still way off the cool days. Roque and Luke are on their holidays, so, to celebrate the season, they have thought up their perfect Spanish summer boxes for you to enjoy!

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