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 »

A taste of Beaujolais

by  |  16-04-2024

With the Jura Tasting, it was important to look at how they’re making wines that are something of a Burgundy+. By that I mean there’s something similar to Burgundy, but they go into what is... more »

The wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2024

by  |  11-04-2024

A lot of water has passed under the collective bridges of life since my previous Châteauneuf-du-Pape report. As I arrived there in 2022, mere days after Russia invaded Ukraine, it was easily the most distracted... more »
Photo from Carlota Wine Shop

Your Madrid caviste

by  |  08-04-2024

In Spain, the caviste doesn’t seem nearly as important as it does in France where the concept of a wine shop owner is much more central to life. After all, if shopping for wine, it... more »

Ridge Buchignani Ranch Carignane 2018

by  |  05-04-2024

I don’t understand why Carignan is so polemic. Anyone who’s a regular reader of this site knows that I’m a huge fan of the variety as shown with the large Carignan tasting I did awhile... more »

A taste of Jura

by  |  03-04-2024

The wines of Jura are probably some of the easiest in the wine world to understand… if you happen to work in the wine world. I fully admit to being quite fascinated with them as... more »

Spain’s newest Vino de Pago: Rosalejo

by  |  01-04-2024

Following upon the news of Spain's newest DO in a decade and a half granted to Campo de Calatrava is its newest PDO for a Vino de Pago called, "Rosalejo". Located in the region of... more »

Bulgariana & Rough Day, Bulgaria

by  |  28-03-2024

A couple of years back I was sent some samples from a project in Bulgaria that’s making wine directly for the US market. I even featured their rosé as it was quite enjoyable and made... more »