Events

A tasting of top Slovenian wines

by  |  19-07-2023

When I should have been celebrating the “independence” of my fellow Americans this past 4th of July, I was instead in Ljubljana, Slovenia celebrating good wines. This was part of a trip to visit, Štajerska... more »

Graševina & the wines of Slavonija, Croatia

by  |  10-07-2023

Being formed of several old realms, the modern state of Croatia is a bit of a curious shape. It’s impossible to look at a map and not think otherwise as there are these two large... more »

The changes at Celler de Capçanes

by  |  28-06-2023

In the big scheme of things, a decade really isn’t much of anything, but for Anna Rovira, the head enologist at Celler de Capçanes in DO Montsant, Catalunya, the span of 10 years has pretty... more »

The wines of DO Montsant 2023

by  |  19-06-2023

We arrive to this year’s report on DO Montsant and its accompanying Tasting Report of 100 wines which span the great wealth of quality wines on offer from the region. I say it with every... more »

The wines of Albania

by  |  05-06-2023

This is a comprehensive report on the wines, varieties, and overall scene in terms of Albanian wine. Please read the accompanying Native Variety Report and also view the Tasting Report. When looking for “offbeat” enotourism... more »
Shesh i Bardhë grapes by Flori Uka

The grapes of Albania

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This is a comprehensive report on the wines, varieties, and overall scene in terms of Albanian wine. Please read the accompanying Feature Report as well as the Tasting Report. As is the case most anywhere... more »

The wines of DO Alella

by  |  08-05-2023

In any region, there will always be a DO which is the smallest of all and for Catalunya, that’s DO Alella. Plain to see, yet just out of sight, it literally sits but a few... more »

The wines of DO Costers del Segre 2023

by  |  19-04-2023

I will readily admit to being a bit intimidated by DO Costers del Segre. I realize of of course you might be immediately be saying, “Whatsers del what?” I assume this because, unless you live... more »

The wines from DO Vinos de Madrid

by  |  27-03-2023

The photo above is not what one associates with Spain’s capital, Madrid and for good reason. The active, museum-rich, dining-prone, culturally-vibrant city with a population of over three million (and problably half as many bars)... more »

The wines of Mallorca 2023

by  |  01-03-2023

Today I’m releasing the full Mallorca Tasting Report (with my scores), as well as the corresponding regional report as follows. This had been some time in the making, but for one reason or another, Mallorca,... more »