Posts tagged "López de Heredia"
Maria Jose Lopéz de Heredia @ USQ

Maria Jose Lopéz de Heredia @ USQ

Enough has been said here about the wines of Lopéz de Heredia (at least for now!), so I will let Maria Jose speak about her family bodega.  Filmed on location at Union Square Wines:  Ladies and Gents, Maria Jose Lopéz de Heredia.  
Lyle Fass speaks about López de Heredia

Lyle Fass speaks about López de Heredia

I have attended a few tastings with Lyle Fass.  Out of all the people I have met with an opinion about wine, Lyle’s is about the biggest.  He pulls no punches.  Ever.  So to hear him waxing about López de Heredia, a winery that I hold as near and dear as any, (and then some),...
Viña Tondonia 1994 Gran Reserva

Viña Tondonia 1994 Gran Reserva

As soon as I saw that Chambers Street Wines had received their initial allocation of López de Heredia 1994 Gran Reserva I had to have at it immediately.  Besides the fact that they are among the first to receive the wine in the United States, I simply wanted to try it.  And I wanted to...
The Classic Rioja Bodegas of Haro

The Classic Rioja Bodegas of Haro

It had been a minute since I had organized a wine dinner or tasting.  The last one was over a year ago and then some, and it was focused on classic Rioja.  With that in mind I put together a tasting with friends of the classic Rioja Bodegas which are based around the old railway...
Top 10 Wines of 2011.

Top 10 Wines of 2011.

Okay, well forget top ten, let’s make it a baker’s dozen while we’re at it.  No particular order, I will just list them youngest to oldest according to vintage.  There are some reds, some young, some old, a white, a rosé, and even a non vintage number.  Just wines that kept me thinking throughout the...
Aged Traditional Rioja:  A Journey Into the Past & the Rioja Traditional/Modern Divide

Aged Traditional Rioja: A Journey Into the Past & the Rioja Traditional/Modern Divide

Traditional Rioja is one of the greatest categories of wine in the world.  But most people don’t know that.  And it’s fine with me.  It has kept prices reasonable in the face of areas like Bordeaux and Burgundy which are very expensive across the board for most top end, and even middle of the road,...
Real Men Drink Rosé.  Aged Rosé!

Real Men Drink Rosé. Aged Rosé!

While I would like to try and put aged rosé into words, I cannot.  I happen to really like rosé wines (a bit of an admission for some guys), but aged rosé is something of a white unicorn.  Very, very rare.  Mythical in fact.  There are really, maybe, only a handful of folks out there...
Ocean's 11, Debussy, & López de Heredia.

Ocean’s 11, Debussy, & López de Heredia.

Whenever I drink the wines of R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia, I cannot help but think of the words used to describe them that were spoken by the person who perhaps knows them the best, María José López de Heredia:  “The best wine is the one you cannot describe.”  It reminds me of how...
López de Heredia Dinner @ Craft

López de Heredia Dinner @ Craft

You would think that I might be over López de Heredia by now.  Well I’m not.  And the dinner at NYC’s Craft confirmed why the wines of López de Heredia are so great.  It was thrown in conjunction with Le Du Wines and Monica Nogues of Think Global Wines, the agent for the wines of...
Notes from Rioja:  R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia

Notes from Rioja: R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia

It is hard to know even where to begin, but we found ourselves on the road to Rioja mostly because of one thing:  R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia.  The most old school of old school Rioja producers.  And one of the most traditional wineries in the world.  The aura around this winery, it’s wines,...
López de Heredia Viña Tondonia:  Rioja's Most Traditional Bodega.

López de Heredia Viña Tondonia: Rioja’s Most Traditional Bodega.

On a recent Monday night there was a tasting of wines from López de Heredia Viña Tondia at Union Square Wines.  I can normally get pretty excited by any wine tasting, but this one was truly special.  López de Heredia Viña Tondia, located in the Rioja wine region, is known as Spain’s most traditional winery. ...