Wine News

Smaller glasses can reduce overall wine consumption, Cambridge University study finds

Smaller glasses can reduce overall wine consumption, Cambridge University study finds

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Cambridge has found that the use of smaller glasses lead to a modest decline in...

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Pinot Noir given go ahead in two AOCs in Alsace

Pinot Noir given go ahead in two AOCs in Alsace

Pinot Noir can now be included as part of the AOC Alsace Grand Crus in two territories –  a long awaited move for a grape variety that has...

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Familia Torres will self-supply 50% of the energy at its Pacs del Penedès winery by 2023

Familia Torres will self-supply 50% of the energy at its Pacs del Penedès winery by 2023

The winery is installing solar panels at its El Celleret restaurant and has already started three other photovoltaic projects at its...

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Penfolds launches two inaugural French wines

Penfolds launches two inaugural French wines

Penfolds has launched two French wines as part of its annual collection release in August, for the first time in the company’s history.

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Blog

ARS COLLECTA

ARS COLLECTA

I still recall the day when my good friend Xavi Nolla Called me to tell me about a project which would shortly come to fruition…A project...

Guillermo Cruz Alcubierre

Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

The US is a melting pot of cultures, so we recognize many year-end holidays, starting with Thanksgiving (yes, a holiday celebrating...

Christy Canterbury MW

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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Úrágya Tokaji Furmint 2015

Úrágya Tokaji Furmint 2015

There is a well-known saying that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king...  and when it comes to Itsvan Szepsy and Itsvan...

Guillermo Cruz Alcubierre

Cuvée Robert Fleury 2005

Cuvée Robert Fleury 2005

When you hear a story of hard work, effort and philosophy, then that story is usually written in words which convey feeling and emotion… ...

Guillermo Cruz Alcubierre

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

Wine People

Interview with Hervé Dantan, chef at Cave de Champagne Lanson

Interview with Hervé Dantan, chef at Cave de Champagne Lanson

Last year, in the middle of the pandemic, this prestigious “Maison de Champagne” was celebrating the 260-year anniversary of its foundation...

Santiago Jiménez

Frédéric Panaïotis: "I wanted to be a vet"

Frédéric Panaïotis: "I wanted to be a vet"

During his visit to Barcelona to present the Ruinart Rosé 2002, we were able to interview Ruinart’s Chef de Caves, Frédéric Panaïotis, a...

Santiago Jiménez

Wine Reviews

Ossian Capitel 2013

Ossian is one of the most prestigious wineries in Spain. Its organic vineyards are the oldest registered and certified in the Rueda D.O.,...

Mas La Plana 2011

Founded in 1870, the Torres Group is synonymous with the history of Catalan wine of the last century, which has reached every corner of the...

Afincado Las Compuertas 2009

Terraza de los Andes was founded in 1999 by Moët Hennessy Wine Estates and Bodegas Chandon Argentina, after several decades of sparkling...

Amontillado 1951 Toro Albalá

Toro Albalá is an icon within the Montilla-Moriles D.O.  It has been designated one of the 100 “Golden Wineries” of the 21st century and...

Dom Perignon 2005

Dom Perignon, is much more than just a champagne. It is a symbol of luxury, patience and craftsmanship, and the stuff of legend. It was...

Wine Features

200 years of a great invention

200 years of a great invention

In 1816, Madame Clicquot, a visionary if ever there was one, created a piece of equipment that would revolutionize sparkling wine making history: the riddling rack.

Santiago Jiménez

The Analysis by Pedro Ballesteros MW

Wine on Fire Island. The wine of Fogo

Wine on Fire Island. The wine of Fogo

The vine is likely to be of tropical origin. Most wild vine species are found in these climes. The vine likes the heat, which stimulates its vegetative growth, encouraging it to spread over the soil or any other supports that allow it to receive more light.  The vine is, after...

Pedro Ballesteros MW

Georgia, amphoras and white wine

Georgia, amphoras and white wine

Georgia proudly claims to be the cradle of wine. There is archaeological evidence that wine was being made there 8,000 years ago. It was a pioneer country, although little did this help it for many centuries. Caucasus is a land of invasions. Scythians, Persians, Romans,...

Pedro Ballesteros MW

One hundred years of solera

HIDALGO LA GITANA. MANZANILLA AND SALT

HIDALGO LA GITANA. MANZANILLA AND SALT

Registered as “number 20”, this bodega situated in Sanlúcar de Barrameda is one of the oldest in the Jerez area. Dating back to 1792, it will soon be celebrating its 225th birthday. Its logo since 1900, a gypsy on a tambourine painted by the father of the great composer Joaquín...

Paz Ivison

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

The Winery

Tenuta di Trinoro. Taking a gamble on the future.

Tenuta di Trinoro. Taking a gamble on the future.

This prestigious winery, created by oenologist, Andrea Franchetti, in the early 90’s, lies in the hills of the Valle de Orcia, in the area of Siena, the UNESCO World Heritage region. Andrea Franchetti’s property occupies 200 hectares, of which approximately 10% are vineyards...

Santiago Jiménez

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

Tastings sessions

Enoteca Reserva Particular de Recaredo Vertical tasting

Enoteca Reserva Particular de Recaredo Vertical tasting

Taking part in a tasting led by Ton Mata is always a unique experience, due both to the incredible quality of the wines produced by his winery and his mixture of wisdom and sensibility, tinged with humility and passion.  This creates a fascinating cocktail, or rather blend, of...

César Cánovas

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

Federico Oldenburg Oenopathy´s

The first grape to arrive in the Americas

The first grape to arrive in the Americas

In Chile it is known as "País"; in Argentina, "Criolla"; and in California,  "Mission". The vitis vinifera, which was the pioneer of viticulture in the Americas, came over from the Canary Islands in the 16h century and may now be making a comeback.

Federico Oldenburg

The Reinvention of Cava

The Reinvention of Cava

The leading Spanish wine in international markets despite the pandemic, in 2021 Cava restructured in order to meet new demands and provide guarantees of origin and quality. Javier Pagés, President of the D.O. Cava Regulatory Board, took us through the strategy.

Federico Oldenburg