follow the nuevo spanish wine trail!
Heidi Stine
August 1, 2013 | Heidi Stine

strong continuing improvement

Thanks to Richard Jennings of for his article "American Tempranillo: Strong Continuing Improvement."  It includes tasting notes from 71 Tempranillos and Tempranillo blends from 46 American producers!  

Heidi Stine
July 25, 2013 | Heidi Stine

new events announced

See our homepage,, for all the International Albariño Day events taking place between July 31 and August 4, from Florida to California!  And don't forget to send us your event information using the Contact TAPAS page.

Heidi Stine
July 21, 2013 | Heidi Stine

grand tasting review

The report on the recent TAPAS event in San Francisco is now online.  Thanks to Ken Zinns and Al Osterheld for the thoughful commentary and the detailed tasting notes!  

Heidi Stine
June 25, 2013 | Heidi Stine

looking for iberian grapes?

TAPAS member Bokisch Vineyards is both a winery and a grower.  If you're looking for great Iberian grapes, give Markus or Liz Bokisch a call at (209) 334-4338.  Save

Heidi Stine
March 12, 2013 | Heidi Stine

oregon winery of the year

Congratulations to winemaker Andrew Wenzl and TAPAS member Abacela, named Oregon Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest!  

After winning Platinum awards for three Iberian varietals - 2011 Albariño, 2011 Grenache Rosé and 2009 Port - in Wine Press Northwest's 2012 Platinum Judging, Abacela was the clear choice for this honor.  Read the full article here.  

Heidi Stine
March 7, 2013 | Heidi Stine

welcome new members

TAPAS welcomes our newest members: 

Be sure to check them out! 

Heidi Stine
October 17, 2012 | Heidi Stine

an american ode to an iberian favorite

Check out "An American ode to an Iberian favorite" by Jon Bonne of the San Francisco Chronicle.  Wines from TAPAS members Bokisch Vineyards, Dos Cabezas WineWorks, Abacela, Clayhouse WinesQuinta Cruz, and Verdad are featured.  

Heidi Stine
August 2, 2012 | Heidi Stine

start chilling those albariños

Less than 48 hours until International Albariño Day!  Open a bottle or two and share your thoughts with the hashtag #AlbarinoFiesta.  And don't miss this article, posted today by Louis Villard at Catavino: "Calbariño: The Future of Albariño in the Golden State of California," including comments from four TAPAS members.

Heidi Stine
July 10, 2012 | Heidi Stine

kriselle cellars earns awards at SF competition

Congratulations to one of our newest members, Oregon's Kriselle Cellars, who received a Double-Gold ranking for their Cabernet and a Silver for their 2009 Rogue Valley Tempranillo at the San Francisco International Wine Competition in June 2012.  Read all about it here!  

Time Posted: Jul 10, 2012 at 6:42 PM