- Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm is getting in the spirit with Merry Christmas; Let's Celebrate with Cava.
- Linda from My Full Wine Glass will be Revisiting Tried and True Rioja.
- Terri from Our Good Life shares "5 Great Wines from Spain Perfect for Gift Giving"
- Jeff from Food Wine Click! is confessing Shh! Cream Sherry is My Guilty Pleasure.
- Martin from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog is Commemorating Setbacks and Success with Bodegas Tradición Palo Cortado VORS.
- Gwendolyn from Wine Predator…Gwendolyn Alley will be sharing "5 Garnacha from Spain with Spicy Spanish Pairings"
- Lynn from Savor the Harvest is Ending the Year with Wine Family Suertes del Marqués in Teneri.
- Nicole from Somm's Table will be "Re-introducing Cava!"
- Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla is pairing Mushroom Soup with Manzanilla Sherry.
- Deanna from Wineiovore posts Albarino From Monterrei vs. Monterey + Monterey Bay Cioppino.
- Susannah from Avvinare matches Villa Conchi Cava + Paella to Celebrate the Holidays.
- David from Cooking Chat is pairing "Steak with Carrot Top Chimichurri and Spanish Wine"
Fino style sherry has a layer of yeast - called flor - that floats on top of the wine. The flor prevents more air from reaching the wine and oxidizing it further.
Amontillado style sherry is darker in color than fino and lies halfway between the fino and oloroso styles. It can be characterized by a nutty flavor.
Manzanilla is made from the Palomino grape and aged entirely under a layer of flor yeast. Manzanilla usually offers more coastal aromas than a Fino; it reminds me of seaspray from a rogue wave. In Spanish, manzanilla means 'chamomile', which is typical aroma in the wine.