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Künstler has established itself as one of the best Rieslings in the Rheingau.

Künstler has established itself as one of the best Rieslings in the Rheingau.

Künstler, a historic German winery that has captivated critics and enthusiasts alike with its exceptional wines, has established itself as...

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Laurent-Perrier Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature, the purest expression of Chardonnay.

Laurent-Perrier Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature, the purest expression of Chardonnay.

Thanks to its perfect mastery of the vinification of Chardonnay, an exclusive grape variety, Laurent-Perrier offers an exceptional 100%...

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Recaredo achieves 100-point score from Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Recaredo achieves 100-point score from Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The family of grape growers and winemakers has become the first winery in Spain to achieve this score for a sparkling wine, Enoteca Turó...

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The world’s best wine shops: Wein Handlung Kreis, (Stuttgart, Germany)

The world’s best wine shops: Wein Handlung Kreis, (Stuttgart, Germany)

Bernd Kreis, Best Sommelier in Europe in 1992, is the owner of this fine establishment located in the centre of Stuttgart and considered to...

Santiago Jiménez

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

Wine selection from ...

Kavalieros

Kavalieros

Santorini, as well as being a tourist island with fabulous weather and paradisiacal landscapes, is also one of the most interesting areas...

Guillermo Cruz Alcubierre

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

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

Moët & Chandon MC III Brut

Who doesn’t know this Champagne House? With over 1,000 hectares at its disposal, Moët & Chandon belongs to LVMH, the most important luxury...

Vandor Kennett Cuvée Esplendor

This sparkling wine is a response to Bodegas Torres’ concern for the serious problem of climate change.   It is a sparkling wine from a...

Fleury Cepages Blanc de Blancs 2006

Fleury is a pioneer in biodynamic growing in Champagne. This vintage stands out for its completely harmonious character.  It is vinous and...

Wardy Private Selection 2011

This wine is unique due to its origin, the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon.  It displays an attractive red hue from the Cabernet Sauvignon and...

Dolç Adrià 2007

This is a sweet red wine made from over-ripe, organically-grown Syrah and Merlot grapes. It is packed with very ripe, dark forest fruit...

Wine Features

La Cité du Vin: A highly recommended visit.

La Cité du Vin: A highly recommended visit.

Taking advantage of a few days’ holiday in the French Basque Country, one of the things that the family suggested we do, given my links with the wine world, was to take a trip up to Bordeaux, one of the world’s "wine capitals". Who doesn’t know about the wines from Bordeaux? I...

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

Long Ageing and a homage to the land

Long Ageing and a homage to the land

Over 150 years ago, the Gramonas’ great-great-grandfather grew vines in the land of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia.  His descendants and today’s owners continue to worship the vine, in the most reverent manner possible, through the use of biodynamics.

Paz Ivison

ALVEAR: nobles, politicians, military men and wine producers.

ALVEAR: nobles, politicians, military men and wine producers.

The oldest winery in Andalusia, and the second oldest in Spain, was created 288 years ago! The 8th generation of the Alvears, a family name of great standing and nobility, still proudly carries the name “Montilla” around the world.

Paz Ivison

The Winery

Ramón Bilbao lays down roots in Rueda.

Ramón Bilbao lays down roots in Rueda.

On 30 June 2017, Ramón Bilbao, the Rioja winery which will celebrate its centenary in 2024, inaugurated its spanking new winery in the Rueda D.O, destined to produce mainly high-end Verdejo and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

Santiago Jiménez

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

Tastings sessions

An afternoon with Álvaro Palacios

An afternoon with Álvaro Palacios

Of Riojan origin, Álvaro Palacios is one of the leading protagonists in Spanish wine of the last two decades and he, alongside other “adventurers”, put Priorat wines onto the global wine map at the end of the 1980s. He also helped relaunch the forgotten region of Bierzo,...

Joan Arboix

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

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