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Cul de Cuvée 08-05-2021

by  |  08-05-2021

A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine and drink world. Space wine here to stay As was previously reported, some bottles of Pétrus went up to space, came back down,... more » A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine... more »

In The Glass: Famille Perrin Gigondas La Gille 2016

by  |  06-05-2021

The name, “Perrin” might not immediately bring up any wine associations to many people. I would like to remind you of those days back when we could fly freely and plentifully. There on many of... more » The name, “Perrin” might not immediately bring up any wine associations to... more »

A Southern European selection of François Lurton

by  |  03-05-2021

François Lurton is but one member of the vast Lurton family, long-established in Bordeaux. If you’d like to read up on their history, I’d recommend having a look at this article as I would but... more » François Lurton is but one member of the vast Lurton family, long-established... more »

DOQ Priorat’s first “Grans Vinyes Classificades”

by  |  29-04-2021

DOQ Priorat has officially announced the first wines to be released under the "Gran vinya classificada" scheme by certifying: Mas de la Rosa of Vall Llach, 1902 - Tossal d'en Bou of Mas Doix, and... more » DOQ Priorat has officially announced the first wines to be released under... more »

Lobeiras, a descent into madness

by  |  28-04-2021

Silíce Viticultores is a project from three parents, born in 2013 that’s based in Barrantes, Galicia. It was started by two brothers, Carlos and Juan Manuel Rodríguez who are based in Vigo. They wanted to... more » Silíce Viticultores is a project from three parents, born in 2013 that’s... more »

The new Instagram wine scam

by  |  26-04-2021 ~ 7 Comments

I've noticed a new scam sweeping across Instagram lately and for some reason, it appears to be very focused on the wine community. No, it's not the whole "influencers" debate, but an actual, old school... more » I've noticed a new scam sweeping across Instagram lately and for some... more »

A book review of “Wines of the Rhône”

by  |  22-04-2021

If you've been around the wine blogging scene for any amount of time, you'll know that "success stories" are far and few between which is why Matt Walls's new book from publisher Infinite Ideas, Wines... more » If you've been around the wine blogging scene for any amount of... more »

The state of DO Tarragona in 2021

by  |  19-04-2021

In general, Spain doesn’t see the minute, detailed, pebble-level analysis in wine texts that other countries such as France do. But even if one takes this into account, finding out much about DO Tarragona in... more » In general, Spain doesn’t see the minute, detailed, pebble-level analysis in wine... more »

Cul de Cuvée 17-04-2021

by  |  17-04-2021

A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine and drink world. The restaurant spoketh easy It's been uncovered that secret restaurants have been serving people in private without the use of... more » A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine... more »
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The latest from Sierra de Toloño in Rioja Alavesa

by  |  15-04-2021

An imposing as well as important piece of Rioja’s geography are the Cantabrian Mountains in the north that act as a guard against the worst of the Atlantic Ocean’s intentions. It isn’t just one range... more » An imposing as well as important piece of Rioja’s geography are the... more »