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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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Three bottles of 1774 vin jaune to go under the hammer.

Three bottles of 1774 vin jaune to go under the hammer.

Three bottles of vin jaune (yellow wine) from the 1774 vintage in Jura, believed to be among the oldest bottles of wine in the world, will...

Domaine Rolet in Jura sold to Burgundian Group

Domaine Rolet in Jura sold to Burgundian Group

One of the larger estates in Jura, Domaine Rolet, has been sold to a coalition of buyers headed by Domaines Devillard, the owners of...

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Follador signs on as sponsor of 75th Italian Open

Follador signs on as sponsor of 75th Italian Open

Prosecco producer Follador has been named the official Prosecco supplier to the 75th Italian Open, the biggest golfing event in Italy.

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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

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

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