Last weekend we reviewed the Fino Cebolla from Bodegas Lagar el Monte. Our review can be found here. For those of you that are fortunate to understand Spanish or for those who think that Cebolla is just a brand name given to this wine, we think that it is worthwhile sharing the origin of this […]
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Two self confessed enthusiasts for the people and wines of Montilla-Moriles.
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In May 2015, accompanied by Rafa and Alberto, we visited Bodegas Lagar el Monte in the Moriles Alto. The review of our visit can be found here. During our the visit we were fortunate to be able to sample 4 of the bodegas wine range, Monteverde Vino Joven Alfrutado, Fino Cebolla, Oloroso and the San Ramon P.X. The wines […]
In May this year, we returned to Andalucia and met up again with Rafa and Alberto. After our highly educational visit in September last year we were delighted that to be able to spend more time with them again. This time they took us to Bodegas Lagar el Monte in the Moriles region after a spectacular lunch at the […]
Our 1st wine review features Fresquito Pedro Ximenex 2014 with an ABV of 14% from Perez Barquero S.A. , the 1st bodega we visited and reviewed here. Fortunately this wine is available in the United Kingdom from Marks and Spencer online and in their high street stores for £9 per 75cl bottle.
Rafa Cabello from Sherry Casks joined Alberto, Laura and I for our next bodega tour at Bodegas Lagar Blanco. Located in the Sierra de Montilla viticultural area in the hills to the east of Montilla in a converted farmhouse, it is one of the highest bodegas and vineyards in the Montilla-Moriles region. Winemaking on this site dates back to 1959 […]
1st stop on Alberto & Rafa’s itinerary is a visit to Perez Barquero S.A., a bodega located in the heart of the town of Montilla. This bodega was established in 1905 and is one of four bodegas in the Perez Barquero Group. Along with the Montilla-Moriles wines they also produce Brandy, Red wines, Vermouth & Aperitifs, Spirits […]
An innocent tweet tasting organised by Belgium Sherry Blogger Ruben Luyten of www.sherrynotes.com during International Sherry Week in June 2014 does not seem so innocent now. Being whisky drinkers we were always aware of the wine and sherry industry in Spain and we thought that a little education in how the casks came to be and […]
Welcome to our blog. We will be sharing our journey in to a hidden gem of the wine world – the people, the passion, the culture and the heritage. There is a great story to be told and experienced.