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WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE - YEAR'S BEST RIOJA (DECEMBER 2010)
WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2010
Year's BEST Rioja
(Of the 280 wines tasted, 40 were selected as BEST buys)
Belezos Crianza 2006
"Fully ripe, this modern, straight-on tempranillo with youthful, reductive scents... [continue]
Swirl Wine Bar, Seattle - Wine Tasting (DECEMBER 9TH 2010)
Casa Ventura Imports Spanish Wine Tasting at Swirl Wine Bar in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. Come welcome the Holidays with a glass of Holiday cheer!
Thursday December 9th, 2010
Also featuring '200 Anos' Spanish Olive Oil
We hope ... [continue]
CAVA DINNER AT THE HARVEST VINE, SEATTLE (December 8, 2010)
Just in time for the holidays, a cava dinner at Seattle’s famous Harvest Vine restaurant. Chef Joey has prepared an incredible menu of Spanish delicacies to be paired with our world renowned cavas from famed producer Agusti Torello Mata. For this rare occasion we will be featuring Agusti Torello’... [continue]
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'A taste of Spain' WINE TASTING (OCTOBER 7, 2010)
Join Brian Gray from Vehrs Distributing as he pours 4 Spanish wine selections from Casa Ventura Imports at The Bistro in Longview Washington. 5-8 pm
The Bistro Wine Club
1329 Commerce Ave.
Longview WA 98632
WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE - Solpost Fresc 2007 (SEPTEMBER 2010)
90 POINTS - WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE
'The Glory of Grenache'
HARVEST VINES WINE DINNER (September 29th - 6:30pm)
Harvest Vines Wine Dinner with Catherine Reynolds of Queso y Vino.
We were thrilled to take part in this historic wine dinner. A Seattle times photographer will be present snapping shots of Catherine in action for Pacific Magazines annual wine issue featuring Catherine, her venture... [continue]
WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE (SEPTEMBER 2010)
FEATURED SMART BUYS:
90 POINTS - DAMANA 5 2006
"Plum, raisin, iron & game notes have focus & character in this dense, firm red. A bit austere, certainly not fruit-driven, but harmonious and long. Drink now through 2016. 3,330 cases made."
90 POI... [continue]
VINO AT THE LANDING WINE TASTING (FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2010)
Come join Casa Ventura Imports at Vino at the Landing in Renton, WA for a Spanish wine tasting!!
We hope to see you there!... [continue]
Bin 41 WINE TASTING (SEPTEMBER 1, 2010)
Come join Casa Ventura Imports at Bin 41 in West Seattle for a Spanish wine tasting from 5:30-7pm!!! Its sure to be a fantastic time...
4707 California Avenue SW #A
Seattle, WA 98116... [continue]
WINE SPECTATOR SNEAK PREVIEW (AUGUST 2010)
Wine Spectator's Sneak Preview of the September Buying Guide featured 2 Casa Ventura Imports Wines, both receiving 90 Points. Look for these 'SMART BUYS' at your local retailers and restaurants.
90 POINTS - BODEGAS Y VINEDOS TABULA - D.O. Ribera del Duero - Damana 5 2006
THE SEATTLE TIMES - NdQ ROBLE 2008 (MAY 2010)
"Have a Spring wine tasting party to expand your palate."
NdQ 2008 Jumilla Red
"Local importer CasaVentura brings in this Spanish red from the Jumilla region. It's monastrell (mourvèdre) with a splash of syrah. Sappy raspberry, boysenberry, cassis and ear... [continue]
WINE & OLIVE OIL TASTING - Savour Specialty Foods, Seattle (JUNE 19, 2010)
Come join Casa Ventura Imports at Savour Specialty Foods in Ballard on June 19, 2010 from 3-6pm.
We will be tasting a selection of Spanish wines along with samplings from our Olive Oil line - 200 Years working the land - we will be tasting Picual, Cuquillo & Selection oils!
WINE & SPIRITS WHOLESALERS OF AMERICA - THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE (JUNE 2010)
DOUBLE GOLD MEDALISTS & 'BEST TEMPRANILLO IN SHOW'
Bodegas y Vinedos Tabula
Ribera del Duero
Damana Crianza 2005
Bodegas y Vinedos Tabula
Ribera del Duero
Bodegas y Vinedos Tabula
WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE - THE YEAR'S BEST (JUNE 2010)
THE YEAR'S BEST WINES: RIBERA DEL DUERO
226 Wines tasted with the TOP 46 featured in the June 2010 Issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine. The wines listed were considered EXCEPTIONAL with a rating of 90 points or higher.
BODEGAS TABULA - GRAN TABULA 2003 - 93 POINTS
ROBERT PARKERS WINE ADVOCATE - BODEGAS REJADORADA (MAY 6, 2010)
Bodegas Rejadorada - D.O. Toro just received some great scores from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - Edition #188 April 2010
REJADORADA TINTO ROBLE 2008- 91 POINTS
"The 2008 Tinto Roble is 100% Tinta de Toro that spent 6 months in barrel, 50% new. Aromas of slate/minera... [continue]
WINE TASTING - CASCADE WINE COMPANY YAKIMA (SATURDAY MAY 8, 2010)
Come join Casa Ventura Imports as we taste through a few new Spring releases & a few of our old favorites with Jim Collins of the Cascade Wine Company in Yakima. 2-6pm
214 W Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
WINE TASTING - ELLENSBURG WINE WORKS (FRIDAY MAY 7, 2010)
Come Join Casa Ventura Imports & Ellensburg Wine Works as we taste through an enticing array of Spanish wines. We will be there from 5-8.
606 N. Main St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
We look forwa... [continue]
NdQ Roble 2008 - EXPANSION MAGAZINE (APRIL 19, 2010)
NdQ Roble 2008 was chosen with 11 other wines as the BEST VALUES FROM SPAIN by Expansion Newspaper, the most important financial newspaper in Spain.
NdQ Roble was chosen along with other Spanish wines like Juan Gil, Valdemar, Borsao Seleccion, Allozo Crianza & Castano monastrell... [continue]
POUR AT FOUR SPANISH WINE TASTING (5:30-8:00) (MARCH 9, 2010)
Come join Casa Ventura Imports and our wonderful friends at Pour at Four in Tacoma, WA for a fun filled evening of Spanish delights. We will be tasting through several selections from all different regions of Spain; an event not to be missed!
3814 N.... [continue]
WATER TO WINE SPANSIH TASTING (3:00-6:00) (FEBRUARY 19, 2010)
Come join Casa Ventura Imports and Water to Wine in Gig Harbor, WA from 3 to 6pm as we taste through a selection of wines from around Spain; delicious wines...and right in time for Valentines Day!!
9014 Peacock Hill Avenue
Gig Harbor WA... [continue]
SAVOUR SPANISH WINE EVENT (4:30-6:30) (JANUARY 30, 2010 )
Come join Casa Ventura Imports and the gang of Savour Specialty foods in Ballard for an exciting 'all about Spain' event; including delicacies and bites from around the country...and of course, Spanish Wines!!!! We couldn't be more excited to help welcome Savour to the Ballard community.
ESQUIN WINE TASTING - SEATTLE (5-6:30) (JANUARY 28, 2010)
Come join Casa Ventura Imports at Esquin Wine Merchants in Seattle for a tasting of Spanish wines values for the new year. Infamous for deliciously affordable wines, Spain
has a lot to offer at a fraction of the cost.
2700 Fourth Aven... [continue]
ROBERT PARKERS 'THE WORLDS BEST WINE VALUES UNDER $25' (DECEMBER 2009)
Robert M. Parker, Jr. and contributors of the Wine Advocate have for the first time ever, written a book featuring 'The World's Best Wine Values under $25.'
Casa Ventura Imports has 4 Spanish wines featured in this edition:
Agusti Torello Mata Reserva Brut 91/100 pts
WEST SEATTLE CELLARS WINE TASTING 5:30-8:00 (JANUARY 21, 2009)
Come join Casa Ventura Imports at West Seattle Cellars for a wine tasting featuring several wonderful selections from our Spanish Portfolio. A great time is always had with our good friends at West Seattle Cellars!
6026 California Avenue Southwest
SEATTLE WINE COMPANY - SPANISH WINE TASTING (JANUARY 9, 2009)
Come taste Spanish wines at Seattle Wine Co.
1950 130th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98005 - 2209
CAVA TASTING AT SAVOUR (December17th, 2009)
Come join us on December 17th for the opening of Savour Specialty Foods in Ballard from 4:30-6:30pm. We will be pouring Aliguer cava from Agusti Torello as well as the acclaimed Agusti Torello Rose Brut Reserva. Just in time for the Holidays!
Come celebrate Savour's opening with us!... [continue]
20th ANNUAL TASTE OF VAIL (April 8-10 2010 Vail, Colorado)
Casa Ventura Imports is excited to say we have been invited to take part in the 20th Annual Taste of Vail, the premier spring food and wine festival in one of the nation’s top ski resorts, Vail Colorado!
Casa Ventura Imports will be one of few international wineries present for this ... [continue]
BALLARD SEAFOOD FESTIVAL (SUNDAY JULY 26, 2009 11-7)
Come join Casa Ventura Imports at the 35th annual Ballard Seafood Festival. We will be in the wine garden Sunday from 11-7 pouring some amazing Spanish Wines!!
SeafoodFest always offers the makings for a good time, but this year it's gotten ... [continue]
ARISTA CELLARS WINE TASTING (SATURDAY JULY 18, 2009 (1-4pm))
"Saturday July 18, 1 - 4.30pm - Spanish Wine Tasting with Local Spanish Importer Casa Ventura. Casa Ventura specializes in small family run Spanish producers of high quality and great value. We will be trying Spain's newest and hottest reds & whites this day."
10% OFF FE... [continue]
TELLURIDE WINE FESTIVAL (JUNE 25-28TH 2009)
Come Join Lincoln Manuel from Colorado Wine Merchants & Casa Ventura Imports at this year's 28th annual Telluride Wine Festival The festival offers food and wine enthusiasts an unforgettable four-day event with a rare opportunity to meet winemakers, celebrity chefs & sommeliers for an unpa... [continue]
SPANISH WINE, CHEESE & MORE...THE TEMPLE BAR, BELLINGHAM (June 22, 2009 6:30pm)
Join Basi with Casa Ventura Imports and DANA ZEMEL for this great Spanish food and wine event.
Dana Zemel is an avid food & wine communicator, writer and consumer. She has her masters degree in Food Studies & Communications from Slow Food's University of Gastronomic Sciences. Dana's... [continue]
SEE & SIP 2009 - ART & WINE TASTING BENEFIT (June 4, 2009 6-9pm)
"See & Sip"
Art and Wine Tasting Benefit
June 4, 6 – 9pm
Historic Monte Cristo
1507 Wall Street in downtown Everett
Join the Arts Council of Snohomish County and Wicked Cellars for “See and Sip”, an evening of art and wine tasting, on Jun... [continue]
OLIVAR WINE DINNER FEATURING WINEMAKER JAVIER FERNANDEZ SANZ FROM LOS ALJIBES (MAY 28, 2009 - 7:00PM)
SPANISH WINE DINNER
Join Olivar Restaurant & Casa Ventura Imports as they welcome winemaker Javier Fernandez Sanz from Bodegas Los Aljibes for an unforgettable evening of Spanish delights, bites & wonderful wines!
Casa Ventura Imports on FACEBOOK (APRIL 2009)
Check our FACEBOOK profile for the latest events, news & photos of all our Spanish Wine Travels!
SEATTLE WINE TASTING WITH ESQUIN WINE MERCHANTS (April 23, 2009)
Come join Casa Ventura Imports for a tasting at Esquin wine merchants. We will be exploring the wonders of Spanish wine values!!!
Esquin Wine Merchants
2700 4th Avenue South
ROBERT PARKER'S UNDER 25$ VALUE WINES FROM SPAIN (02.26.2009)
Casa Ventura Imports made the Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Value Wines from Spain with all these wines:
Casa de Illana 3de5 2004 - 90 POINTS.
Rejadorada Temple 2005 - 90+ POINTS.
Mas Blanch i Jove Sao Abrivat 2006 - 90 POINTS.
Solpost Fresc 2007 - 89 POINTS.
El Pa... [continue]
ROBERT PARKER'S TOP 100 VALUE WINES FROM SPAIN (02.26.2009)
Casa Ventura Imports has made the ROBERT PARKER'S TOP 100 VALUE WINES FROM SPAIN with 5 wines!
Agusti Torello Mata Reserva Brut 2005 - 91 POINTS.
Agusti Torello Mata Trepat Rose Brut 2006 - 92 POINTS.
Solpost Montsant 2005 - 91 POINTS.
Mas Blanch i Jove Sao Blanc 2007 - 9... [continue]
ROBERT PARKER'S TOP 100 VALUE CAVAS! (02.26.2009)
Agusti Torello Brut Reserva 2005 (91 POINTS) and Agusti Torello Rose Brut (92 POINTS) are two of only three cavas that have made Robert Parker's TOP 100 VALUE WINES FROM SPAIN in their February 2009 issue. Dr. Jay Miller tasted Spanish wines from over 80 importers in the USA, and only three cavas ma... [continue]
REJADORADA TINTO ROBLE 2006 - 90 POINTS ROBERT PARKER (September 2008)
A terrific wine from Rejadorada; the Tinto Roble 2006 proves to be an amazing value one more year.
"The 2006 Tinto Roble spent 6 months in oak. Medium/dark ruby, it offers up notes of mineral, cedar, spice box, earth, and blackberry. Supple-textured, ripe, and balanced, this for... [continue]
MAS SINEN COSTER 2005 - 94 POINTS ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE (July 2008)
"The 2005 Coster is an old-vine cuvee composed of 50% Garnacha and 50% Carinena, the two original grapes of Priorato. It was aged for 12 months in barrique. More fragrant and complex than the Tradition, the nose is dominated by the Garnacha component with its enticing cherry aromatics. On the p... [continue]
Spain Wine Tour 2009 (July 2008)
We have started to put together our Wine Tour for next Spring 2009. We will visit many of our suppliers as well as wine museums and other turist spots in the country. We will be staying in PARADORES and we will have time for some "rural" turism also. Basi is preparing a few s... [continue]
Casa Ventura Imports in The Seattle Times (May 2008)
Mr. Paul Gregutt, columnist for The Seattle Times and Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast, wrote a wonderful article about our company that was published on May 21st.
Cheers! ... [continue]
Solpost 2004 - 92 Points Wine Spectator! (06.13.2006)
Voluptous in texture, deep in flavor, this red shows vivid cherry, boysenberry, lilac, mint and mineral notes. Firm, well-integrated tannins underpin the plush palate, and the finish is fresh and long. Grenache, Carignane and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2015, 800 cases made - T.M.
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