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Earthquake in the D.O. Cava. The cellers that make up the brand have today officialised their leaving the DO Cava due to the lack of consensus with the Regulating Council on allowing the use of the tw

Earthquake in the D.O. Cava. The cellers that make up the brand have today officialised their leaving the DO Cava due to the lack of consensus with the Regulating Council on allowing the use of the tw

The first bottles of sparkling wine under the collective brand name of CORPINNAT will be launched in the market this spring.

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Mundis Vini 2018 Summer Tasting. GOLD MEDAL FOR Oloroso Marqués de Poley. GRAND GOLD MEDAL FOR Palo Cortado Marqués de Poley 1964.

The Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI SOMMER TASTING 2018 awards with a Gold medal to the Oloroso Marqués de Poley and with a...

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Does drinking red wine really prevent prostate cancer?

Does drinking red wine really prevent prostate cancer?

A recent report which says that drinking red wine prevents prostate cancer has made waves in the national press, but how much truth is in...

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The International Wine Challenge ‘showers’ Domènech.Vidal in gold

The International Wine Challenge ‘showers’ Domènech.Vidal in gold

Hailing from the Penedès region, Cultivare Xarel·lo and Sumoll-Samsó take two of the three gold medals awarded to Catalan wines

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Blog

Cabernet Sauvignon, an Ocean of Difference

Cabernet Sauvignon, an Ocean of Difference

I’ve just returned from a week in Bordeaux, tasting the 2015 en primeurs wines. Every time I taste Bordeaux reds – or Spain’s Mas La...

Christy Canterbury MW

Oregon’s Sleepy Wine Country is Waking Up

Oregon’s Sleepy Wine Country is Waking Up

Fifty years ago, Oregon’s modern wine industry began shaping up. Surprisingly, the first vines planted were not in the Willamette...

Christy Canterbury MW

Tempranillo, the next “International Variety”?

Tempranillo, the next “International Variety”?

To date, “international varieties” come exclusively from France. However, this troup of classics soon may be joined by an outsider from the...

Christy Canterbury MW

The Analysis by 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

100 years of solera

150 Cántros in the 17TH Century

150 Cántros in the 17TH Century

There is a notarized deed stating the existence of a vineyard and a winery able to produce up to 150 cántaros, the property of one Juan Chivite Frías in the Ribera region of Navarra, in the year 1647.   These were no doubt the foundation of what, four centuries and eleven...

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

Blind Tastings

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

Wine Features

Champagne Krug, bubbles from paradise

Champagne Krug, bubbles from paradise

Krug is more than just a luxury champagne, it is a religion.  The different cuvées from this hallowed champagne house are worshiped by discerning champagne drinkers and its finest treasures, Clos du Mesnil and Clos d'Ambonnay, are revered. This is the chronicle of a visit to...

Federico Oldenburg

Tempranillo, the next “International Variety”?

Tempranillo, the next “International Variety”?

To date, “international varieties” come exclusively from France. However, this troup of classics soon may be joined by an outsider from the Iberian Peninsula. Relatively unknown outside Spain until now, Tempranillo is gaining traction in vineyards around the globe.  So,...

Christy Canterbury MW

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, for generations. AB: How old are your vines? RS: Some are over 80 years. There are very old vines all over Cigales. In fact, it’s the...

Andrew Black