French Wines

Château d’Arche, Bordeaux, France

by  |  28-08-2023

Bordeaux can be tricky to wrap one’s head around which is why it’s wonderful when you receive wines to taste that are simply very good and happen to be from Bordeaux as was the case... more »

Domaine Boisson, Cairanne, France

by  |  11-08-2023

It’s been some time since my last look at the wines of Cairanne, so it’s long overdue for a revisit. For those unfamiliar with this appellation in the Southern Rhône, it received its ‘cru bump’... more »

Celler de les Aus & U Més U, Catalan sparklings

by  |  14-07-2023

In all fairness, these two sets of wines are quite different from one another, but are both from Catalunya and feature sparkling wines. The firsts are those from the Celler de les Aus project that’s... more »

Viña Vilano, Ribera del Duero, Spain

by  |  07-07-2023

Here we have a look at a selection of current wines from Viña Vilano in DO Ribera del Duero. For those who regard Ribera del Duero as having “always” existed, the DO was only established... more »

Tikveš, North Macedonia

by  |  30-06-2023

For anyone who grew up in the former Yugoslavia, the name Tikveš will evoke fond memories. Perhaps there are some that might not remember the winery, but nearly anyone I’ve met in the modern countries... more »

A wine medley from Portugal

by  |  02-06-2023

It’s time to have a new look at wines available from Portugal Vineyards, one of the most complete shops to buy Portuguese wines online. * If interested, you can read the first installment as well... more »

Sommos, Somontano, Spain

by  |  26-05-2023

Here we have a selection of wines all make from the Grenache variety in different interpretations by Bodega Sommos in DO Somontano. I first encountered them when writing up a regional report a few years... more »

Terra Remota, Catalunya / Pagos de Anguix, Ribera del Duero

by  |  10-04-2023

I’ve batched these tasting notes together as both wine offerings fit this moment of springtime being that they’re all quite fresh wines–despite being from vastly different regions in Spain. In addition to freshness, the wines... more »

Remírez de Ganuza, Rioja, Spain

by  |  31-03-2023

While established in 1989, this is a rather classic producer located in the Álava of Rioja. By “classic” I mean that it’s the Rioja we’ve all come to know and love. This is embodied perfectly... more »

Can Calopa, Barcelona, Catalunya

by  |  24-03-2023

A very unique project as the vineyard and winery sit on the old farming estate of Can Calopa that’s just within the boundaries of the city of Barcelona. It’s been under the management of the... more »