Portuguese Wines

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 »

U Més U, Penedès, Catalunya

by  |  23-02-2023

A pair of Penedès Cavas from the overall line of U Més U that are quite representative for the region both in terms of price as well as profile. Note that they also produce quite... more »

Charles Collin, Champagne, France

by  |  15-02-2023

Having a look at some of the current releases from Charles Collin, a Champagne house that has some 140 growers providing grapes from 330ha and a strong focus on Pinot Noir which makes up 92%... more »

Heretat Laverna, Penedès, Catalunya

by  |  08-02-2023

Heretat Laverna is working in the Penedès region and producing all their wines organically as is inline with the region as a whole. These wines are from local/traditional varieties with the exception of the Merlot... more »

From the Tasting Bench

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The fact that things in life can't always be placed into a specific box applies as much to wine as anything else. I mention this as today sees the addition of a new section on... more »

Bodegas Alcardet, Castilla La Mancha, Spain

by  |  27-12-2022

Alcardet is working with the exceedingly-vast DO La Mancha to carve out a unique space for themselves. The sparkling wines were unexpected, made with Airén, which was Spain’s most-planted variety until Tempranillo took over a... more »