Spain opens up green harvest funds for 2024

by  |  21-02-2024

While everyone was busy talking about 60,000 liters of intentionally-spilled wine in Ribera del Duero, another interesting item in Spanish wine news came to be which was the commitment of 21.4€ million in public money... more »

Artadi’s 2021s

by  |  29-01-2024

If there’s one thing that the winery Artadi is well-known for, it’s making quite fine wines up in the Rioja Alavesa region. If there is perhaps a second item that they’re also well-known for, it... more »

Six Reserva wines to know from DOC Rioja

by  |  17-01-2024

For me, the Reserva category is one of the more curious components to the wines of DOC Rioja. I was in fact so curious about that I dedicated a good deal of my 2023 Rioja... more »

Sierra de Toloño – Rosado 2020

by  |  12-01-2024

The news in booze as of late, isn’t terribly good from most point of views. I say “most” as it depends upon which side of the aisle you’re on in terms of drinking, but if... more »

La cuesta de enero 2024

by  |  08-01-2024

Or mortal coils shed off yet another year and with it, la cuesta de enero descends upon us. While literally meaning, "the slope of January" it's more aptly translated as "an uphill January" because in... more »

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 »

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 »

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 »