OT: Greensleeves- Africa brass- John Coltrane

OT: Ribeiro San Clodio 2013

My suggestion for the coming holidays, a young white wine with great flavour and rich in contrasts, to pair with fish and shellfish. 

  • DSCN7148 Winery: Bodega San Clodio – Producciones Amodiño, S.L. Cubilledo, Gomariz, 32420 Leiro, Ourense, Spain
  • Phone: +34988488741
  • Winemaker: Maria Vidal
  • Website: under construction
  • Brand: San Clodio 2013
  • DO: Ribeiro 
  • Type: Young white wine 12,5%  aged on lees for 2 months
  • Grapes Variety: San Clodio is a blend of indigenous varietals, including 70% Treixadura and the rest small amounts of Godello, Loureira, Torrontés and Albariño.
  • Vineyards: 9 has.
  • Bottle Size: 75.0 cl.
  • Price: Between 9,00 and 10,00 €
  • My wine rating: 9.5/10

Producciones Amodiño, S.L. is owned by Spanish filmmaker Jose Luis Cuerda. Gerry Dawes wrote about this wine at Gerry Dawes’s Spain: An Insider’s Guide to Spanish Food, Wine, Culture and Travel, Galicia’s Green Gold: White Wines from Native Spanish Grapes. San Clodio and José Luís Cuerda were featured in a three-page, front page lead article in The Sunday’s New York Times Travel Section on August 27. ttp://travel.nytimes.com/2007/08/26/travel/26galicia.html.

Merry Christmas

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The family has begun to arrive to our house to celebrate Christmas. Begoña and I will be busy in our role as hosts. The Game’s Afoot will take a short break. Meanwhile, I would like to wish to all visitors, usual or occasional, of this blog

Merry Christmas!!!

Soon in Spanish Cinemas: Leviathan (2014) directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Leviathan is a 2014 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, co-written by Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, and starring Aleksei Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, and Vladimir Vdovichenkov. A modern reworking of the Book of Job, the film is set on a peninsula by the Barents Sea and tells the story of a man who struggles against a corrupt mayor who wants his piece of land. The film is adjudged the best film of the 45th International Film Festival of India. The producer Alexander Rodnyansky has said: “It deals with some of the most important social issues of contemporary Russia while never becoming an artist’s sermon or a public statement, it is a story of love and tragedy experienced by ordinary people”.The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Zvyagintsev and Negin won the award for Best Screenplay. (From Wikipedia) Release Date in Spain: 1 January 2015. Might be a strong contender for the best Foreign Language Film Academy Award together with Ida.

Nine Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar Race

The nine titles shortlisted in the Oscar race for best Foreign Language Film are:

(In alphabetical order by country)      

Argentina, “Wild Tales,” Damián Szifrón, director;
Estonia, “Tangerines,” Zaza Urushadze, director;
Georgia, “Corn Island,” George Ovashvili, director;
Mauritania, “Timbuktu,” Abderrahmane Sissako, director;
Netherlands, “Accused,” Paula van der Oest, director;
Poland, “Ida,” Paweł Pawlikowski, director;
Russia, “Leviathan,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, director;
Sweden, “Force Majeure,” Ruben Östlund, director;
Venezuela, “The Liberator,” Alberto Arvelo, director.

Source: Oscars.org