Speaking of Herència Altés18-02-2019

In Spain, judgment of a person is regularly passed based upon their given name. If you can figure out the origin of either of the family names, you base your conclusions upon that. If the... more>
Is the little man in the glass saying, "Please stop?" Undoubtedly.

A review of “SOMM 3”15-02-2019

The gang behind the original SOMM documentary that was a sleeper hit back in 2012 (yeah, seven years ago…) have come back with yet another installment for our viewing pleasure. What’s curious about all things... more>

Taste the unknown: Lukasi – Usakhelauri 201509-02-2019

The most typical roadblock encountered when it comes to Georgian wines is that the language is simply not easy which means that the local grape names aren’t easy. This is definitely not a new or... more>

DO Terra Alta – 2019: A southern kind of lovely04-02-2019

A Spanish wine region with great vineyards and wines that are just starting to show a brilliance that’s been hiding in plain site is most assuredly not a new story–although it’s one I’m always happy... more>

Corpinnat and the death of fine Cava?01-02-2019

At the end of January, the lucky wineries in Penedès, Catalunya were those out pruning their vines. Then there were others, dealing with heavy affairs that don’t happen every year, but perhaps once a generation.... more>

How to visit the Priorat wine region27-01-2019

Despite the fact that I travel a lot for writing about wine, when I’m around in Priorat, I’m happy to lead tastings and tours. Sharing such great wines and opening up minds to how much... more>