Madrid Memories from March and April 2019 - Day 1

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For our wedding anniversary we decided to take a 5 night break…

January 2019 Review - Sevilla Part 2 - Swanning about Sevilla with Shawn

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After leaving Montilla we headed back to Sevilla via Córdoba…

January 2019 Review - Day 5 Part 2 - Time to sign off from Montilla-Moriles

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Bodegas Toro AlbaláFollowing our time with Francisco savouring…

January 2019 Review - Day 5 Part 1 - Savouring Santaella and more

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Grounded at VillargallegosFrancisco Robles had told us…

January 2019 Review - Day 4 Part 2 - Time for Food

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Lunch at Taberna Los Lagares After returning from his visit…

Wine Choices for @winetimelondon's Instagram Live #winesocial - 21st May

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On Thursday 21st May we will be joining Brad Horne at 8pm on…

January 2019 Review - Day 4 Part 1 - Palacio La Inglesa (The Englishwoman's Palace)

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On a previous visit Rafa Cabello asked whether we had been…

Bodegas Alvear - 3 Miradas 2017 Review

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The 3 Miradas project represents a search for the expression…

January 2019 Review - Day 3 continues, onto Montilla

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After lunch with Isa we collected our rental car and headed…

2019 Review January - Córdoba Days 2 and 3 (Laura arrives)

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A Córdoban dawn Laura was due to arrive mid-afternoon so I…

2019 Review January - Córdoba Day 1

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Erik's First Day in Córdoba After a full on 24 hours it was…

2019 Review January - Sevilla Part 1 Erik Goes Solo

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Our first trip of 2019 started with a visit to Sevilla, Cordoba…

Bodegas Toro Albalá - Marqués de Poley Oloroso

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Where does the name Marqués de Poley originate? Our assumption…

Revisiting Bodegas Robles Piedra Luenga Oloroso

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This is a wine we first reviewed on August 2017 here. This…

Bodegas Alvear Fino en Rama 2012 Vintage Revisited

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We first reviewed this Fino en Rama from Bodegas Alvear in May…

Macharnudo Alto - Living the high life in the Sherry Triangle

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A plan in the making  Erik first met Ignacio López…

2019 D.O. Montilla-Moriles Harvest to Commence Monday 22nd July

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Dawn on Monday 22nd July will see the start of the harvest…

Guest Review - "Buzzing with Bees" by Colin Harkness

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Setting the Scene It was our pleasure to introduce Colin (biography…

Perez Barquero Moriles Alto Mosto Yema - An unexpected gift

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At Vinoble in June last year we spent some time with our friends…

Vinoble 2018 - History of a Solera - Sierra de Montilla and Moriles Alto

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This tasting, introduced by Juancho Asenjo, took us through…

Vinoble 2018 Tasting - Miguel Cruz - D.O. Montilla-Moriles Wines

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New Vinifications of Montilla-Moriles From the Vinoble website:…

Vinoble Jerez - 3rd to 5th June 2018

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Our first involvement  with Vinoble started back in January…

Bodegas Robles Castillo de Montilla Verdejo 2017

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Background When we visited Bodegas Robles in April with Lorcan …

Savouring Sevilla in 2018

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We have visited Sevilla 3 times and never tire of its cultural…

A very special bottle of Amontillado

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We are looking back at one of the most emotional things we have…
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April Meanderings with The Irish Vino

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Setting the Scene This was to be our first visit to Montilla-Moriles…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day One

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Welcome to the 3rd edition of the 12 Days of PXmas.  We are…

Erik experiences “Tasty Andalucia”

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My journey through Andalucia started in September 2014 when my…

Bodegas Alvear 3 Miradas - Tasting the Range

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We thought that it would be interesting to provide the following…

XXXV Cata del Vino Montilla-Moriles, Córdoba – April 2018

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In April we returned to Córdoba for the 35th edition of the…

Bodegas Robles – January 2018

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Our first visit to Montilla-Moriles in 2018 was in January. …

Bodegas Robles - Piedra Luenga Organic Amontillado

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This Amontillado is part of the Piedra Luenga organic range of…

Taberna Bolero - January 2018

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One of our favourite restaurants in Montilla is Taberna Bolero.The…

Lagar Los Raigones Visit - January 2018

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We have posted three wine reviews from Lagar Los Raigones, the…

Vinoble 2018 - Setting the Scene, January & February 2018

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When we were in Andalucia in January we received a surprise…

Lagar de Hoyos - Vino de Tinaja 2017 Vintage

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In September 2017, during our 7th visit to the region, we…

Equipos Navazos OVNI Blanco Seco Pedro Ximénez 2015

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Equipo Navazos bottled this dry white wine, classed as a vino…

Perez Barquero Gran Barquero Fino en Rama - Autumn 2017 Saca

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In the spring of 2016 Perez Barquero released the first en rama…

Bodegas Alvear - “3 Miradas” Parcels

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When we visited Montilla in September 2017, the Tres Miradas…

2 Finos from Lagar Los Ragiones reviewed

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November 2017 saw us review a very special Fino from Lagar Los…

Bodegas La Aurora – An Enlightening Visit

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There is always that one place on your “to visit list” and…

2 days in Córdoba, January 2018 - Part 2

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It is our second day in Córdoba and it was time to explore some…

2 days in Córdoba, January 2018 - Part 1

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Córdoba is one of our favourite cities to visit and when we…

Bodegas Alvear - Marques de la Sierra 2016

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This was a wine that we tried back in September, as part of a…

Bodegas Pérez Barquero - Fino Los Amigos

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The Los Amigos Fino has an ABV of 15%, made from 100% Pedro…

Bodegas Perez Barquero Fresquito Pedro Ximénez 2016

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One of the few Montilla-Moriles wines widely available in…

Bodegas Jesús Nazareno Fino Cancionero de Baena

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In September last year we doorstepped Bodegas Jesús Nazareno…

Bodegas Alvear Criadera /A

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We first tried this wine during a fabulous couple of hours…

Lagar de Hoyos Fino en Rama

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In September 2017 during our 7th visit to the region,  we visited Cooperativa…

A Trio of Bodegas el Monte Wines

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This is a review that slipped through the net so to speak.Bodegas…

Lucky Visit Number 7 – Day 9, Monday September 11th

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We were first introduced to the Restaurante Sociedad Palateros…

Lucky Visit Number 7 – Day 8, Sunday September 10th – (Part 2)

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We returned to Córdoba after a fantastic day out in Moriles,…

Lucky Visit Number 7 – Day 8, Sunday September 10th - (Part 1)

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The expression "It's a small world" comes to mind when we write…

Lucky Visit Number 7 – Day 7, Saturday September 9th

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This was a much anticipated day. There were two major events…

Lucky Visit Number 7 – Day 6, Friday September 8th

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So Day 6 is Laura's birthday. What special treats do we have…

Lucky Visit Number 7 - Day 5, Thursday September 7th

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Thursday dawns and it's another one where we have nothing concrete…

Lucky Visit Number 7 - Day 4, Wednesday September 6th (Part 2)

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Part one of Day 4 saw us visiting Gracia Hermanos in the…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Twelve

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We have really enjoyed bringing you the 2nd Edition of The 12…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Eleven

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Day 11 of the 12 Days of PXmas sees us looking back at 2 of what…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Ten

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Day 10 of The 12 Days of PXmas sees us looking back at the bodegas…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Nine

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Day 9 of the 12 Days of PXmas sees us looking at the Pedro Ximénez…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Eight

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Day Eight of the 12 Days of PXmas sees us looking back at all…

The 12 Days of PXMas - Day Seven

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Day 7 of the 12 Days of PXmas sees us on tour. Meeting old friends…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Six

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Day 6 of the 12 Days of PXmas moves to Córdoba, a city we have…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Five

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Day 5 of the 12 Days of PXmas sees us looking at 5 of our favourite…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Four

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Day 4 of the 12 Days of PXmas sees us looking back at our 4th…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Three

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Moving onto the third day of The 12 Days of PXmas, we would like…

The 12 Days of PXmas – Day Two

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On the second day of PXmas we’d like to introduce you to 2…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day One

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On the first day of PXmas we'd love to share with you a hidden…

Lucky Visit Number 7 - Day 4, Wednesday September 6th (Part 1)

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When we visited Perez Barqero back in March this year (read about…

Lagar Los Raigones - Fino Lagar del Cerro "Winery of the Hill"

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We were extremely lucky to have a good friend in Montilla-Moriles…

Bodegas Luque – Fino El Pato Especial – en Rama

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The background to the naming of the Fino El Pato Especial (the…

Bodegas Luque - El Abuelo - Old Amontillado, Solera 1888

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We first had the pleasure of trying this wine at La Malaje in…

Lucky Visit Number 7 – Day 3, Tuesday September 5th 2017

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After the exciting end to our previous day at the Fiesta de la…

Bodegas San Acacio - Fino Parlamento en Rama

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Bodegas San Acacio was founded in 1962, with the primary purpose…

Lucky Visit Number 7 - Day 2, Monday September 4th 2017

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Day 2 dawns in Montilla.We love the coffee in Spain and one…

Lucky Visit Number 7 - Day 1, Sunday September 3rd 2017

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September the 3rd - We drove up from Malaga and settled in to…

A Special Visit to Perez Barquero S.A. - March 22nd 2017

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Back in September 2016, Erik had the opportunity to attend a…

Bodegas Toro Albalá - Marqués de Poley Amontillado Viejísimo Solera 1922

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We have visited Bodegas Toro Albalá on 3 occasions now and…

Perez Barquero S.A. Fresquito, Fresquito

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Our first ever wine review in August 2015 featured Fresquito…

Bodegas Robles - Piedra Luenga Oloroso

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This Oloroso is part of the Piedra Luenga organic range of…

A chance encounter - Bodegas San Pablo

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Our first encounter with Bodegas San Pablo was at the Feria…

We were rockin' it at Bodegas Cabriñana S.L. - March 21st 2017

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In the Las Camachas restaurant back in March with Rafa, Elena…

Bodegas Toro Albalá - Dos Claveles Vino Joven

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It is true to say that  Dos Claveles Vino Joven from Bodegas…

Lagar la Primilla - March 22nd 2017

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There is always a tinge of excitement when you are driving up…

Bodegas Delgado - Fino Segunda Bota

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Back in March we finally made it to Bodegas Delgado in Puente…

Bodegas San Pablo - Fino San Pablo

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We first came across this bodega and Fino at the Feria del…

Our 1st Feria in Córdoba Province

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While doing research for our trip in March we discovered…

One Night in Córdoba

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The 3rd part of our trip in March was a night in Córdoba.Part…

The 2017 Harvest to Start in D.O.P. Montilla-Moriles

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Official Press ReleaseThe 2017 Harvest to start in the…

@MMWinesUK on Tour - March 2017 (Part 2) - Extremadura

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We are members of a group created for the worldwide whisky community,…

A Vertical of Bodegas Toro Albalá Pedro Ximénez Vintages

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The XXXIV Cata del Vino was held next to the Palacio de la…

Comparing 2 Bodegas Robles Finos

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We have been privileged to have had some fantastic experiences…

@MMWinesUK on Tour – March 2017 (Part 1) Madrid

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In March we made the decision to deviate from our usual route…

The Land Rover Express continues - Villargallegos to Bodegas Robles

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Following on from our amazing morning visit to the 100% organic…

Bodegas Alvear Fino en Rama 2012 Vintage

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We first visited Bodegas Alvear in May 2016 and have returned…

4th Time Lucky - We finally made it to Bodegas Delgado

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Why the title of this post?Well last year in September on…

Bodegas Málaga Virgen Fino Lagar de Benavides

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We first encountered this fino when we visited Bodegas Málaga…

Guest Wine Review - Bodegas Robles Pedro Ximénez Selección de Robles 1927 Oro

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We 1st visited Bodegas Robles in Montilla in May 2016 where…

Bodegas Alvear Fino Capataz Solera de la Casa

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Bodegas Alvear is considered to be one of the big boys of Montilla-Moriles.…

NV Gracia Hermanos Solera Fina Maria del Valle en Rama Spring Saca 2016

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As part of our Technical Specialist's course in Montilla-Moriles…

All Aboard .....all aboard the Land Rover Express to Santaella

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Sunday 4th September 2016 was certainly a day we will never…

Gran Barquero Fino en Rama - Autumn Saca 2016

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Perez Barquero in Montilla will always have a special place in…

Bodegas Toro Albalá Fino Eléctrico Bombilla

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Bodegas Toro Albalá is located in the town of Aguilar de la…

It's a Must - Bodegas del Pino (Part Two)

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As part of our Technical Specialists course in September 2016…

It's a Must - Bodegas del Pino (Part One)

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Back in May 2016 when we visited the Consejo Regulador, Enrique…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day 12

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We have really enjoyed bringing you the The 12 Days of PXmas.Click…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day 11

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Montilla-Moriles has the perfect terroir for cultivation of the…

The Days of PXmas - Day 10

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Part of the Andalucian culture is to enjoy fine food in great…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Nine

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One of the most spectacular parts of the harvest of the Pedro…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Eight

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Since starting this website we have had opportunities to post…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Seven

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As we come to the last day of 2016 we must look back again to…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Six

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One of our favourite places that is also part of the Montilla-Moriles…

The 12 Days PXmas - Day Five

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We have only scratched the surface when it comes to visiting…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Four

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Montilla-Moriles is the known as "The Empire of the Pedro Ximénez"…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Three

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When reviewing our journey discovering Montilla-Moriles there…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day Two

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Having never met Alberto before, Laura was taken aback by his…

The 12 Days of PXmas - Day One

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On the 1st day of PXmas two strangers, now dear friends, opened…

Twas the Night before PXmas

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Starting Christmas Day join us on our journey through the 12…

Guest Wine Review - Perez Barquero Gran Barquero Pedro Ximénez

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It is fair to say that social media has been very instrumental…

It's Official We Are Certified

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Our return to Montilla on the 4th September 2016 was with mixed…

The 2016 Harvest to commence in the D.O. Montilla-Moriles August 2nd

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This evening sees the start of the harvest in the Denominación…

Perez Barquero Gran Barquero Amontillado

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Perez Barquero S.A. in Montilla was our 1st ever bodega…

The True Colours of Bodegas Málaga Virgen

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Why Bodegas Málaga Virgen? Before we go any further, many of…

Bodegas Robles Pedro Ximénez Selección de Robles 1927 Oro

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We recently posted a review of our fascinating visit in…

Perez Barquero Gran Barquero Fino

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Perez Barquero in Montilla will always have a special place in…

Going underground (Pasar a la clandestinidad) – Bodegas Cruz Conde

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In researching Bodegas Cruz Conde as part of that review…

Bodegas Toro Albalá Fino Eléctrico del Lagar

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Another of the bottles we brought home from our trip last month…

Electric, Eclectic and Original - Bodegas Toro Albalá

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Bodegas Toro Albalá is a hidden gem, full of character and history…

And now for something different (Y ahora algo diferente) - Bodegas Robles

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This is our first experience of a bodega which has taken…

Bodegas Toro Albalá Fino Eléctrico en Rama

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With the recent sunny Scottish weather, perfect for drinking…

What a great place to start our 2016 bodega adventures - Bodegas Alvear

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What a great place to start our 2016 bodega adventures. Bodegas…

Mucho Mas Que Vino - Much More Than Wine

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May 2016 saw our 3rd visit to Montilla-Moriles so learning…

Bodegas Cruz Conde Fino Moriles Tercia

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This review is from a bodega located in Montilla, Bodegas Cruz…

Bodegas Alvear Fino C.B.

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We return to Bodegas Alvear in Montilla for our next wine…

Bodegas Alvear Fino en Rama 2008

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Located in the town of Montilla, Bodegas Alvear founded by…

XXXIII Cata del Vino Montilla Moriles 20th to 24th April, 2016

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A highlight on the Cordoban Spring Calendar, April 20th sees…

Bodegas el Monte San Ramon Pedro Ximenez

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In early October 2015 we hosted two tastings , one in Glasgow…

Bodegas Lagar Blanco Oloroso

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In early October 2015 we hosted two tastings , one in Glasgow…

2016 - A New Year with our Montilla-Moriles Adventure Continuing

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The last 15 months discovering Montilla-Moriles, it's wines,…

Bodegas el Monte J.F. 1912 Amontillado

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In early October we hosted two tastings , one in Glasgow and…

It's not a Mystery - Bodegas Lagar Blanco Palo Cortado

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Earlier this month we hosted two tastings , one in Glasgow and…

Four special Montilla-Moriles wines debut in Scotland

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Last week it was our pleasure to host the inaugural tastings…

Fino Cebolla - A homage to the onion

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Last weekend we reviewed the Fino Cebolla from Bodegas Lagar…

Wine Review: Bodegas Lagar el Monte Fino Cebolla

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In May 2015, accompanied by Rafa and Alberto, we visited Bodegas…

Bodegas Lagar el Monte - May 12th 2015

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In May this year, we returned to Andalucia and met up again…

Wine Review: Fresquito Pedro Ximenez 2014

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Our 1st wine review features Fresquito Pedro Ximenex 2014 with…

Bodegas Lagar Blanco - September 16th 2014

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Rafa Cabello from Sherry Casks joined Alberto, Laura and I for…

Our 1st Bodega Visit Perez Barquero S.A. - September 16th 2014

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1st stop on Alberto & Rafa's itinerary is a visit to Perez…

It’s all down to Alberto & Rafa......

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An innocent tweet tasting organised by Belgium Sherry Blogger…

Join us on a journey to discover the world of Montilla-Moriles Wines

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Welcome to our blog.We will be sharing our journey in to…