Wine News

Veuve Clicquot launches La Grande Dame 2012

Veuve Clicquot launches La Grande Dame 2012

Veuve Clicquot has launched the 2012 expression of its La Grande Dame prestige cuvée with a limited edition look by Japanese artist Yayoi...

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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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Blog

Coravin launches Pivot, its most affordable wine preservation system

Coravin launches Pivot, its most affordable wine preservation system

The new mechanism keeps the wine for up to four weeks and will cost 99 euros as a launch price, being much cheaper than its 'predecessors'....

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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 selection from ...

La Lune 2013

La Lune 2013

I knew the day would come when I would be able to put pen to paper to write about one of Mark Angeli’s wines! I met Mark in the winter of...

Guillermo Cruz Alcubierre

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

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...

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...

Josefina Piñol Dulce 2012

Situated in the medieval village of Bats, on the edge of western Catalonia and sitting within the Terra Alta designation of origin, the...

The Analysis by Pedro Ballesteros MW

Fine wine in Ecuador

Fine wine in Ecuador

Until very recently, Wine and Ecuador were, to my mind, two fine yet mutually exclusive concepts. Like most people, I associate wine with French, Italian and Spanish landscapes, where the seasons are identified by their temperature, and not by the presence or absence of rain,...

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

One hundred years of solera

Roqueta Origen: eight centuries amid the vines

Roqueta Origen: eight centuries amid the vines

The Roqueta family’s history has been entwined with wine and the vine since the 12th century. Such a long history grants them licence to look to the past as their birthright, revive forgotten grape varieties such as the radiant white picapoll and reprise age-old methods of...

Paz Ivison

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

The Winery

From ‘Château de Selle’ to ‘By Ott’

From ‘Château de Selle’ to ‘By Ott’

There have been four generations to date. Four generations that have worked long and hard to achieve the results they were striving for. Four generations that have made their wineries a reference, not only in Provence, but around the world. Four generations that have dedicated...

Santiago Jiménez

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

Tastings sessions

Termanthia Vertical

Termanthia Vertical

A few of us were lucky enough to participate in an unprecedented vertical tasting of Termanthia organised by the director of Bodegas Numanthia, Lucas Löwi. Termanthia is the jewel in the crown of Numanthia, which gets its name from the city of Numancia, famous for its heroic...

Rafel Sabadí

Gramona vertical

Gramona vertical

There are occasions when you feel fortunate not only to taste great wines, but because you have the impression of experiencing a defining ‘before and after’ moment in the way you understand certain wines. This moment occurred during an unforgettable tasting organized by...

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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