Category: spain

🍷 TGIF! Enjoying

2015 Marqués de Cáceres Excellens Cuvée Especial (87 pts) from Rioja tonight. Vegan-friendly wine arriving in LCBO VINTAGES tomorrow for $17. Full review:

🍷TASTING TONIGHT! 6-8PM Winemaker alert! Garnacha is one of our favorite grapes here at Dandelion, and Montsant is one of this grape’s greatest terroirs.  One of our very favorite expressions these days is the exceptionally beautiful Altaroses from star winemaker Joan d’Anguera @cellers_joan_danguera
Joan himself will be behind the bar tonight to pour this gem and two other amazing Montsant wines for you!!! Do not miss this evening of deep and profound red wine!  Organic, biodynamic and natural.   XO #drinkwine #garnacha #montsant #spain #meetthemaker #checkoutthismanshands #dandylovesyou #greenpoint (at Dandelion Wine)

🍷 Enjoying 2006

Manga del Brujo (88+ pts)

from Spain tonight. I would say it has aged quite well for an $18 wine. Full review here:

2017 Finca Bacara “Time Waits for No One”

Trick or treat! Heading to space with this thematic, oak-aged Spanish wine and all the noms. Red and dark cherries and a load of pie spice on the nose. Cherries and blackberries on the palate. Sweet but with nice acidity to round it out. Happy Halloween!

3/5 bones


Monastrell (Mourvèdre)

14.5% abv

Jumilla, SPAIN

🍷  TGIF of a long weekend! Enjoying

2012 Rioja Bordón Reserva

($20, 88 pts) from Spain tonight. Just arrived in LCBO VINTAGES. Full review here:

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from October 12th LCBO VINTAGES Release. Cabernet Sauvignon & Rioja featured + lots more. Stock up for the holidays!

🍷  Happy Monday! Enjoying lovely 2011

Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva (89 pts) from Spain tonight. Available in LCBO VINTAGES now. Full review here:

🍷  My fantastic wine tasting with CVNE’s winemaker Maria Larrea. Read all about it here:

🍷  Happy Sunday! Enjoying 2005

Vallobera Crianza (88+ pts) from Spain tonight. 100% Tempranillo. Full review here:


We have the founder of La Luz Selections and the OG Sherry Queen of NYC behind the bar tonight… our dear friend Kerin Auth Bembry. She will be sharing 2 refreshing white wines from Noelia de Paz and 2 wines from grower-sherry producer Callejuela! Come cool down and taste the good stuff with us tonight!


Noelia was here not too long ago… do you remember her?! Of course you do. She and her wines are absolutely gorgeous.


Who doesn’t love Albariño? Green and yellow apple, sea spray and blueberry. Medium bodied, immediate richness of yellow fruit, mouth coating waxiness, honeysuckle – not your traditional “green” Albariño. Love the palate because it’s all about richness while still be light. The wine has creaminess, but retains cut at the same time. Hints of blue fruit on the finish. Drink with a lobster roll or some pan-seared scallops why don’t you? $24

TRASTO ALBARIN, Tierra de Leon

This wine has magic in it. Carambola, sweet fennel, hints of orange oil, yellow golden fruits leap from the glass and bind with sweet herbs. Serious depth on nose. Light to medium bodied, moderate acid, balanced, clean, dry. Hint of beeswax on the back end, golden fruit continues to grow on palate. This is excellent white wine, one might even mistake it for warm vintage dry Riesling, or Chenin Blanc. This is what I’ll be drinking by the glass tonight. $26


The chalky backroad vineyards of Sanlúcar de Barrameda (pic above)… the term “Salt of the Earth” comes to mind, don’t it?


100% (unfortified) Palomino that’s as decadent as a brand new Mercedes. We LOVE this wine. Thick skinned with a touch of tannin and lanolin, this waxy Palomino is the most intense and deep of the three single vineyard. Ok, maybe this is the wine I’ll be drinking by the glass later tonight… it’s truly hard to choose. Lucky for me (and you) we have all the dope wines open tonight. $28


Our new favorite beach wine and steak wine, yep, that’s right, this Manzanilla goes with just about anything. A delightfully playful, fruit forward Manzanilla with notes of pear, almond, celery and fennel, and a delicate hit of pungency. Soft floral notes and a luscious texture make this Manzanilla friendly and inviting, with or without food or a beach. Nicely chilled to be consumed all spring and summer long. Also throw a splash in the pot when steaming shellfish and garlic, or to finish any pan sauce. $25