How excellent would lunch have to be to wow seasoned foodies? Read on.

I lunched with Maria (L) and Piedad (R) from VB winery, visiting from Spain, at Ancaster Old Mill. We agreed without a doubt that this meal wowed us. We had Lake Erie Pickerel, Rack of Lamb, and a creative Pasta with mixed vegetables. Paired beautifully with Vineland Riesling & VB Vizana Tempranillo. Super experience. –Continue reading “How excellent would lunch have to be to wow seasoned foodies? Read on.”

Winemakers from VB in Spain visiting all week for events & tastings. Here we are after decadent lunch at Treadwell, Port Dalhousie, Niagara.

VB Is short for Viticultores de Barros. The winery is in Ribera del Guadiana, Extremadura, Spain. Piedad and Maria Angeles handle their exports and work closely with head winemaker Francisco Esteves. We have a whirlwind week ahead. – Posted using

Bodegas Viticultores de Barros – Extremadura, Spain

Almendralejo, Spain, July 2010. Revised April, 2012 I had the pleasure to visit this fine winery in the Extremadura of Spain. The DO (Wine Region) is called Ribera del Guadiana. These charming, talented people make superb wines. And they are surprisingly affordable. This crazy world needs more good news! The white wines are called “EmperadorContinue reading “Bodegas Viticultores de Barros – Extremadura, Spain”

VB Rosé Syrah 2009. Spanish rosé from the new Ribera del Guadiana. Dynamic rosé! Amazing, balanced, fresh experience. Red fruit aromas & strawberry notes. Live a little, try it.

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Emperador de Barros 2009: fr the Cayetena grape, unique to Extremadura. Refreshing fruit, honeycomb, herbal notes and grapefruit. Characterful and gorgeous.

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Emperador de Barros 2009: fr the Macabeo grape. A charming white wine from Spain (Ribera del Guadiana). Peach, honeycomb, citrus notes in a fresh, nicely acidic well-rounded package.

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