The worst wine glass in the world

by  |  22-07-2024 ~ 3 Comments

At the end of the week for Grands Jours de Bourgogne is the tasting of the wines from the Vosne-Romanée village which are some of the most lauded and famous in the world. This takes... more »
The village of Quel in Rioja Oriental

The wines of DOC Rioja 2024

by  |  18-07-2024

My annual visit to Rioja constantly nudges at me from the corners of my mind throughout the year. A large mountain on the horizon that always leaves me wondering how on earth I’m ever going... more »

Vins Nadal, Mallorca, Spain

by  |  17-07-2024

I was first introduced to Vins Nadal (not be confused with the sparkling producer in Catalunya, Nadal) when working on the previous Mallorca report and I paid them a visit at their cellar in Binissalem.... more »

Food Through Wine: Mas d’en Bruno, Priorat, Catalunya

by  |  15-07-2024

A regular series that reviews dining through the lens of wine both good… and bad. Sitting between the villages of Torroja and Escaladei, the masia of Mas d’en Bruno sat abandoned and in a sad... more »
Photo from Cain winery

Cain and persistence through ashes

by  |  11-07-2024

I was seeing my family for Christmas in 2021, but I was also seeing the harsh realities of making wine in California in these modern times. A light rain misted the road as I arrived... more »

Bodegas la Horra, Ribera del Duero, Spain

by  |  10-07-2024

Here we have a look at the current vintages from the well-known Bodegas la Horra in Ribera del Duero which I tasted in Haro, Rioja which researching the larger Rioja Report that’s arriving shortly. La... more »

The official release of the Gigondas white wines

by  |  08-07-2024

If there was ever an all-encompassing case of “Good things come to those who wait”, then it would be the Southern Rhône appellation of Gigondas finally being approved to produce white wines in September of... more »

Pinea, Ribera del Duero, Spain

by  |  03-07-2024

Pinea is a relatively new project from Ribera del Duero that’s based in the northern part of the region, in Quintanamanvirgo, founded by childhood friends, Vicente Pliego and Hugo Del Pozzo. Via their various lines... more »

Terroir al Límit – Pedra de Guix 2022

by  |  01-07-2024

It’s as much a daunting challenge as it is a pure joy when I begin to taste the wines for the annual DOQ Priorat report. It isn’t the volume that seems a bit overwhelming as... more »

Hispano-Suizas, València, Spain

by  |  27-06-2024

This is a new tasting that picks up from the previous one of Hispano-Suizas in the València region. The main takeaway from this is how vintage-dependent their wines are as there were some large swings... more »