Wine News

Brad Pitt releases £290 rosé champagne, Fleur de Miraval.

Brad Pitt releases £290 rosé champagne, Fleur de Miraval.

Keen to elevate the image of rosé Champagne, Brad Pitt has launched Fleur de Miraval, a £290 rosé Champagne made in collaboration with...

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Albret El Balcón Crianza scores 92 points at International Wine & Spirits Competition.

Albret El Balcón Crianza scores 92 points at International Wine & Spirits Competition.

Albret El Balcón Crianza 2016 gets 92 points from the demanding International Wine & Spirits Competition contest. IWSC is one of the oldest...

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DO Cava focuses on origin and ensuring compliance with existing quality standards for the harvest within the context of the pandemic.

DO Cava focuses on origin and ensuring compliance with existing quality standards for the harvest within the context of the pandemic.

This harvest important measures have once again been implemented to further verify compliance with regulations and ensure the quality of DO...

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The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced 16 new Masters of Wine.

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced 16 new Masters of Wine.

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced 16 new Masters of Wine, taking the total number of MWs in the world today to over 400.  

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Blog

Local Wine and Cheese Pairings from Across the USA

Local Wine and Cheese Pairings from Across the USA

Wine and cheese pair like salt and pepper, peas in a pod…the list of duos could go on and on.

Christy Canterbury MW

Garnacha in the USA

Garnacha in the USA

Garnacha didn’t stray from its birthplace in Aragon for a long time. The first known mention of Garnacha dates back to 1513, and it is...

Christy Canterbury MW

Wine Rivals: Rosé vs Riesling in the Inadvertent #Summer of Turf War

Two wines – one a style, one a grape – have been inadvertently vying to fill glasses in the last decade. I write inadvertently because...

Christy Canterbury MW

Wine selection from ...

Keller Riesling Kirchspiel Grosses Gewachs 2009

Keller Riesling Kirchspiel Grosses Gewachs 2009

When we talk about the world’s great white wines... naturally, Germany and its Rieslings cannot be excluded. This particular example comes...

Guillermo Cruz Alcubierre

La Prats 2014, from Oriol Artigas

La Prats 2014, from Oriol Artigas

 A multi-varietal wine from a single vineyard: Subirat Parent, Garnacha Blanca, Moscatel, Beier, Sant Jaume, Macabeo, Pansa Blanca, Sumoll...

Joan Gómez Pallarès

Turó d´en Mota 2003

Turó d´en Mota 2003

Xarel·lo monovarietal from a vineyard called Turó d’en Mota, 0.97 ha planted in 1940, pruned “en vaso” and grown biodynamically. The...

Joan Gómez Pallarès

Wine People

Ruth Sierra de la Gala: "It’s easy to make basic rosé, but much more difficult to make high quality rosé"

Ruth Sierra de la Gala: "It’s easy to make basic rosé, but much more difficult to make high quality rosé"

  Andrew Black: Your rosé, “Sinfo”, is served in virtually every bar in Valladolid. Have you always specialisedin rosé wines? RS: Yes,...

Andrew Black

Álvaro Palacios: "Great classic wine is made not by man, but by the vine"

Álvaro Palacios: "Great classic wine is made not by man, but by the vine"

It is perhaps not surprising that a man born above a winery in Rioja should have dedicated his life to wine.  Born into a traditional...

Ariadna Oliva

Wine Reviews

La Comtesse 2012

The history of this winery on the Pazo Barrantes estate in the Salnés Valley in Galicia began in the early 90’s when the Creixell family...

La Grande Dame 2004

Famous around the world for over two centuries, Veuve Clicquot is one of the great champagne houses whose exciting history has made it one...

Textures de Pedra 2011

With its long wine-growing tradition spanning 20 generations, Raventós i Blanc is one of the reference wineries in Catalonia. Back in the...

Castillo de Ygay 2007

One of the wine companies that automatically springs to mind whenever Rioja is mentioned, is Marqués de Murrieta and, as usually happens...

Beaux Freres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011

The Willamette Valley wine region is located in Oregon.  It is the largest AVA (American Viticultural Area) in Oregon and home to most of...

The Analysis by Pedro Ballesteros MW

Andorra, land of wine

Andorra, land of wine

Few people would associate Andorra with wine. And yet, it would seem more than natural that the Principality would produce wine, if you consider some of the conditions for quality wine production. First of all there is the latitude. Andorra is famous for its snow and cold,...

Pedro Ballesteros MW

The Amalfi Coast, the paradox of the terroir

The Amalfi Coast, the paradox of the terroir

The Amalfi Coast is a World Heritage Site.   It is an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, one of exceptional cultural and natural value and a rare example of a place where the human hand has embellished nature. The Amalfi Coast is also a landscape fit for great...

Pedro Ballesteros MW

One hundred years of solera

Osborne. An 18th century Englishman and a 20th century bull.

Osborne. An 18th century Englishman and a 20th century bull.

Founded in 1772, this sherry company has been around for almost 250 years and is still owned and run by the same family today. Its undisputed symbol, the Osborne bull, has been reprieved and has just celebrated its 60th birthday with the same fighting fettle and fine presence...

Paz Ivison

Rioja Alta: four oaks and a river.

Rioja Alta: four oaks and a river.

In 1892, exactly two years after the founding of the Rioja Alta winery, the image of four oak trees by the River Oja was adopted by this great Riojan winery, which celebrates its 125 year anniversary this year. The heirs of the five founding families have successfully turned the...

Paz Ivison

The Winery

Jacquesson, two brothers in the search of excellence.

Jacquesson, two brothers in the search of excellence.

CHAMPAGNE IS, FIRST AND FOREMOST, A FINE WINE WITH MAGICAL BUBBLES AND AROMAS. Jean-Hervé and Laurent, Laurent and Jean-Hervé. This remarkable duo directs Jacquesson Champagne today. With them in the driving seat, the Champagne House has made a 360° turn in its philosophy and...

Santiago Jiménez

Codorniu: Five centuries of history

Codorniu: Five centuries of history

Codorníu’s history goes back to the 16th century, to the year 1551 to be precise.  A document from that time states that Jaume Codorníu, owner of vineyards, possessed presses, barrels and vats for the purposes of winemaking.  That year marked the start of the history of the...

Santiago Jiménez

Tastings sessions

Vertical tasting of Rioja Alta's Gran Reserva 904 (1982-2005)

Vertical tasting of Rioja Alta's Gran Reserva 904 (1982-2005)

Rioja living memory It is difficult not to think of “Rioja” when the words “wine” and “Spain” are mentioned together. This is because this wine region has long been the reference for quality winemaking in Spain.  Many consumers around the world have come to know Spanish wines...

Joan Arboix

Vertical tasting of Finca Garbet (2001-2009)

Vertical tasting of Finca Garbet (2001-2009)

This land was born over two thousand years ago with, and for, its vines, olives and wheat.  Now, with work such as that being carried out by Perelada and its chief winemaker, Delfí Sanahuja, the history of the Mediterranean is being revived and can be tasted in a bottle. The...

Joan Gómez Pallarès

Wine Features

The best Single Estates of the Single Estate Wines

The best Single Estates of the Single Estate Wines

This is not a play on words, despite seeming so. The use of the expression “pago” in the oenological field encompasses so many meanings that it becomes difficult to convey any sort of clarity to the end consumer. Singling out the best, we attempt to shed some light on these...

Paz Ivison

Federico Oldenburg Oenopathy´s

Portugal is on the move.

Portugal is on the move.

Wonderful secrets lie hidden away in the wine regions of Portugal: native grape varieties rescued from oblivion, prodigious vineyards and upcoming regions, which are well worth exploring.   This article runs through the most interesting regions and wines on the revived...

Federico Oldenburg

Monastrell, wines from the sun

Monastrell, wines from the sun

For a few years now, the native red variety  of the Levante has been seeking recognition for its ability to produce top quality wines, along with its rosé, sweet and sparkling wines.  This grape variety has also colonized vineyards in Provence, Australia and California, where it...

Federico Oldenburg