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Mar de Frades to reduce weight of blue glass bottles

Mar de Frades to reduce weight of blue glass bottles

Leading Spanish Albariño producer, Mar de Frades in Rías Baixas, is to reduce the weight of its signature blue bottles as part of its new...

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Grenaches du Monde 2021: A traveling competition for this 9th edition!

Grenaches du Monde 2021: A traveling competition for this 9th edition!

Due to the sanitary context, the dates of the competition stages in the different Grenache capitals visited this year have been adjusted....

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Lady Gaga to be the face of Dom Pérignon in 2021

Lady Gaga to be the face of Dom Pérignon in 2021

Flamboyant American singer and songwriter Lady Gaga is to feature in an advertising campaign for Champagne Dom Pérignon starting on 6...

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Primum Familiae Vini wine collection sells for £81,250

Primum Familiae Vini wine collection sells for £81,250

Case number one of the limited edition Primum Familiae Vini 2020 collection has just been sold at Sotheby’s for £81,250, smashing its...

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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

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

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

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...

The Analysis by 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

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

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

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

Pink temptation

Pink temptation

Rosé champagne, a delightful exception within the pantheon of sparkling wines, is challenging the supremacy of white champagne and allowing the Pinot Noir to express its colour and irresistible red fruit aromas.

Federico Oldenburg

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