Spanish & Portuguese Wine News 2/16/2011: Spring Cleaning (AKA Closeouts), Alfredo Maestro, and Rioja Tasting Next Friday
K&L Spanish, Portuguese & South American Wine Buyer
Alright, I'm back from last week's stay-cation and am ready to serve. In keeping with today's wildly popular, twice a year closeout email you just received from us, I have several closeout values in the section which I think are especially worthy of your attention. They happen to be right in line with what is often my personal preference for wines at table: light to medium-bodied, higher acid, lower alcohol, a bit esoteric but full of personality and charm. A few other delicious items on the horizon, read on a bit further down.
1.) Spring Cleaning (AKA CLOSEOUTS)
2009 Viña Tobia Joven Rioja - $7.99
2010 Gurrutxaga Bizkaiko Txakolina Rosé (previously $20)- $15.99
2010 Gurrutxaga Bizkaiko Txakolina - $15.99
2009 Juan Matias Torres Vid Sur Negramoll La Palma - $15.99
2.) ALFREDO MAESTRO - Very cool wines, soon to be back in stock
Remember those wonderful wines from Alfredo Maestro? New releases of these wines will soon be back in stock, in limited supply. More to come later. For now, though, we do have just a little bit of inventory left in Hollywood.
3.) ISLAS CANARIAS - Canary Islands
For those of you who read up on these in Chiara's newsletter column, only to find us a bit short in stock, we do plan on picking up a few new wines for you to try within the next week. I encourage you to try 'em out, scour your cookbooks and the internet for some Canary Island recipes (delicious food, very different from mainland Spain) and go to town. Perhaps the subject of a future email?
4.) Bodegas Y Vinedos Tasting Friday 2/24 at K&L Redwood City
Join us on Friday 2/24 from 5pm-6:30pm in Redwood CIty to taste the wines of Bodegas y Vinedos. These are some of truly distinctive and fascinating wines. Check K&L Local Events for updates:
5.) SOUTH AMERICAN EMAIL LIST
I will be starting one up shortly. I am starting to find some more interesting wine from here, well made wines often of very good balance and with lots to say (more than just overextracted fruit, additives and oak). Value cabs and pinot noirs that more than give California a run for their money, a wide variety of Malbecs, even those wacky, but seriously structured and tasty tannat based wines from Uruguay. If you're a fan of Argentine, Chilean and Uruguayan wines, then let me know and you'll be on the list. If not, I encourage you to sign up and explore these wines. I think we will continue to see ever increasing amounts of interesting wines from these parts.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the South American list.
Cheers, y salud,
Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American Wine Buyer
K&L Wine Merchants
Ph: 877.559.4637 ext. 2748