What's New in March
The Majesty of Galicia: New Releases from the 2007 Vintage
The new releases from Galicia's 2007 vintage paint the perfect picture of this beautiful part of Spain. Just the smell of the 2007 Rebisaca from Do Ferreiro can conjure images of the Galician coast or a plate of fresh seafood.
Galicia isn't just about the coast and seafood though: nestled in the mountains is a region known as Valdeorras. Over 2000 years ago the Romans settled here and planted a grape known as Godello. The 2007 A Coroa is a snapshot of this ancient grape with the herbaceous minerals imparted by the slate and clay soils of this land.
All too often the red wines of Galicia are overlooked. The terraced vineyards where D. Ventura grows Mencía is a sight to behold. Their Viña Caneiro 2007 embodies the terruño of Ribeira Sacra with its hillsides that overlook the Sil River, warmed by the sun and then cooled by the crisp air carried along on the river.
Now's the time to bring that picture to life with a glass of your favorite wine from this amazing corner of Spain. Take your pick: Do Ferreiro, A Coroa or D. Ventura; whichever one is your picture of Galicia.
Our 2009 Cocktail Contest is underway. We want your original Sherry Cocktail recipes, please email them to us. The winner will receive a hand painted porron from this year's guest artist: Mike Jakob of the Elliot Street Deli & Pub in Atlanta, Georgia.
While you're thinking about making up your own cocktail, try our most recent submission.
by Matt M. of Switch at Encore in Las Vegas, NV
1 oz La Cigarrera Manzanilla
1 oz Hendrick's Gin
1 oz POM wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup or Rock Candy syrup
Fresh pomegranate seeds and lime twist for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled 3/4 with ice. Shake and then strain in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist and a few pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!
In the Press
Better.tv and Karen Foley of Imbibe Magazine offer their advice for the perfect Valentine Wine. Their suggestion: sparkling wines, including our favorite sparkler, Cava Avinyó. Follow this link to watch the video at www.better.tv.
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