Author Archives: Alfonso Sanchez

Tasting No.213 – August 26 , 2019 – Wines from Jura

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   ( From BuyWine.com) The Jura region is quite small, a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Burgundy and Switzerland. Five grapes predominate. Three are traditional local varieties. Poulsard is a red grape used … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 212 – July 29, 2019 – Spain – Not Only Tempranillo

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   Spain produced 44,400 hl. of wine in 2018 and was the third in volume after Italy and France. However, it is first in terms of surface planted with grapevines with a 13 percent … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 211 – June 24, 2019-Rhone Wines

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   The  main objective of this tasting is to assess and compare wines from three different regions of the Rhone Valley. The Rhone region  (see map) is located in the southeast of France on … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 210 – May 20, 2019 – Washington State Wines

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   The  main objective of this tasting is to explore wines from Washington State and assess differences among three main red varietals. Type of Tasting: Blind Wines presenters: Jorge Claro, Cristian Santelices These are … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 209 – April 29, 2019 – Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   The  main objective of this blind tasting is to assess a sample of Cabernet Sauvignon wines from different regions in Argentina and if possible find out the region from which they proceed according … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 208 – March 25, 2019 – Wines from Israel

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview With a rich history of wine production dating back to biblical times, Israel is a part of the cradle of wine civilization. Here, wine was commonly used for religious ceremonies as well as … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 207 – February 25, 2019 – Cabernet Sauvignon USA

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   The  main objective of this tasting is to assess and compare three wines from the Columbia River Valley (Washington State). Two of them are labeled Cabernet Sauvignon wines and one is a Bordeaux left … Continue reading

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