Raising Spirts: The Water of Life

Raising Spirts: The Water of Life

Legend has it that a Spanish alchemist believed he’d created a healing liquid – in the 14th Century, it was easy to believe such things. Folks believed this potion helped stave off age and disease, in other words, it gave spirit to people. This rugged and unrefined distillate has since been manipulated by people for the last roughly seven hundred…

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New World Albarino – Impossible to Resist!

New World Albarino – Impossible to Resist!

Last week we showed you New World Tempranillo, but the Fableist has another Spanish varietal to share with you. There is no resisting the temptation of the newest addition from the Field Recordings book – Albarino! Indigenous to the Northwest of Spain and Portugal, Albarino is typically characterized by its maritime and coastal influences. While hearty and round, it is often a…

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