The wines of Gigondas 2024

by  |  16-05-2024

Earlier this year I was planning out my spring reporting trips which included a lengthy stay in the South of France. As I told a colleague about my plan and that I was intending to... more »

Nit de les Carinyenes, Porrera, Priorat 2024

by  |  13-05-2024

With the Fira de Vi in Priorat, we came to see yet another edition of “Nit de les Carinyenes” from the Cellers de Porrera association. It is as the name would imply in that it’s... more »

Ribera del Duero: Dominio del Soto, Pagos d’Anguix

by  |  08-05-2024

This is an interesting selection of wines from DO Ribera del Duero. First are the wines of Dominio del Soto. This is a winery owned by Northern Rhône biggie, M. Chapoutier. Because of the recent... more »

A taste of Northern Rhône 2024

by  |  06-05-2024

Several years ago, I was attending the press dinner for the Grands Jours de Bourgogne and somehow ended up seated next to a high-level director for one of the largest negociants in Burgundy. I would... more »

These strange times in wine

by  |  02-05-2024

Or how we’ll learn to stop worrying and embrace the change News in wine hasn’t been good as of late as even people who don’t follow the wine scene have probably heard that sales are... more »

The wines of Penedès 2024

by  |  30-04-2024

I recently caught up with the wines of the Penedès region via a tasting focused upon the “native/traditional” varieties of the region which is out today and features more than 100 wines. Penedès is and... more »

Domaine Lafage, Roussillon, France

by  |  26-04-2024

These are a selection of the current releases from Domaine Lafage, one of the motors that makes the Roussillon region go. And note that they’ve been ‘retconned’ back into the larger Roussillon report that came... more »

Herència Altés – La Serra Blanc 2020

by  |  24-04-2024

People are often of the opinion that the concept of assigning a score to a wine is at best a parlor trick and at worst, utter bullshit. How can something that’s supposed to be “alive”... more »

A book review of, the “Slow Wine Guide USA 2024”

by  |  22-04-2024

And so arrives the newest release of the Slow Wine Guide USA 2024. For those unfamiliar with the whole "Slow" brand, to rewind a bit, Slow Food was founded in 1986 by Carlo Petrini to... more »

Bodega Laus 2023s, DO Somontano, Spain

by  |  18-04-2024

Here are the current releases for Bodegas Laus, a winery which I was first introduced to for the last DO Somontano report. While they have one aged, ‘Crianza’ wine, the main speciality of the winery... more »