"What do you mean Iberia? Isn't that in Russia somewhere?"
So asked a confused Ryan Opaz, co-founder of the supposed Iberian wine blog, Catavino.net, in an interview with Wine Specator's Shady McWinesnob when asked how it felt to be the English-language wine blog covering the wines of Spain.
It seems to this reporter that they may be covering Spain, but they have no f*cking idea where it is.
Mr. Opaz's wife, and fellow faker, Gabriella, also stated in the interview that Madrid was in Southern California and that Seville is a famous barbershop. She didn't know where the shop was however.
In the aftermath of this sure-to-be devastating interview, rumors Internet swirled like a glass of Vino Verhde that the Opazes have never actually been to Spain -- let alone lived there -- and that they may not even be able to point it out on a map of Europe.
Rumblings that the photographs from Catavino's recent "trip to Rioja" are merely authentic photographs that they 'borrowed' from fellow Flickr fans pose a further theat to any credibility the site has.
I guess Chateau Petrogasm isn't the only blog willing to blatantly steal photos on the Web and make them its own.
Repeated emails sent to thse Spanish Opaz-sters have been ignored. Is that an admission of guilt?
Perhaps they are sitting on their rooftop deck -- in Florida -- drinking Scuppernog?