Bodegas Alvia Gran Reservas, Rioja, Spain

by  |  21-12-2023

Bodegas Alvia I got to know quite well when researching the previous Rioja Garnacha report as well as the Tempranillo Blanco report as they work with both of them. Here we find wines that are... more »

Hispano-Suizas, València, Spain

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Here’s a selection from Hispano-Suizas who are producing wines just outside the village of El Pontón and allows them to bounce between producing primarily in DO Utiel-Requena as well as DO Valencia and DO Cava.... more »

Marqués de Griñón, Dominio de Valdepusa, Spain

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This represents a tasting of what seems to be most of the portfolio for Marqués de Griñón who are located right in the center of Spain, halfway between Madrid and Toledo. While this forms this... more »

A review of, “La Dégustation”

by  |  20-12-2023

When I started seeing the trailers, overdubbed in Spanish, I had little interest in watching "La Dégustation" aka "Cata de Vinos" or in English, "The Tasting". It had all the earmarks of a rather schmaltzy... more »

Mastinell, Penedès, Catalunya

by  |  19-12-2023

When requesting wines for the large sparkling wine report, the winery, Mastinell sent in bottles for the Cava portion but also some still wine samples classified under DO Penedès. People who have been to the... more »
Grgich in October, 2008 at his winery, thus the pumpkin theme.

Mike Grgich / Miljenko Grgić

by  |  18-12-2023

Two notable humans reached a century of existence this year, only to then depart from this crazy world. But, despite this tenuous link of both living to 100 years of age, I would however posit... more »

Paso Primero, Somontano, Spain

by  |  15-12-2023

Here’s a look at the latest vintages from Paso Primero a project in DO Somontano started by Brits, Tom & Emma Holt with the help of locals, at Batan de Salas. I’ve come across their... more »

Largest expansion of Catalan ‘Vi de Finca’ wines to date

by  |  13-12-2023

At the stately Palau de Pedralbes in Barcelona, INCAVI, the Catalan Wine Agency, presented the latest wines approved for the Vi de Finca classification. With a total of five new wines entering the list, it's... more »

Hudin Top 100 Wines 2023

by  |  11-12-2023

The Hudin Top 100 - 2023 is out now! Yes, today marks the arrival of our annual collection of the best wines in Spain. If curious what's been selected in the past, do have a... more »

Académie du Vin acquires the Classic Wine Library

by  |  06-12-2023

In what is quite large news in the wine book world, Académie du Vin Library (AdV) has acquired the collection of the Classic Wine Library (CWL) from publisher, Infinite Ideas. In the regular world, news... more »