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Life, under Coravin

by  |  23-07-2018

The Coravin. This little device has changed the face of wine service and storage massively since its creation in 2011. The act of jabbing a hollow needle through the cork in a wine bottle, injecting... more » The Coravin. This little device has changed the face of wine service... more »

Natural wines in Catalunya

by  |  23-04-2018

For some reason, the “Ides of April” have become the time to write about “natural” wines in most any publication. I have no proper idea why except that it’s a busy, yet stagnant time as... more » For some reason, the “Ides of April” have become the time to... more »

Napa’s newest wine bar, Compline, opens

by  |  02-10-2017

It’s something like 15 years now since I was working full time for a Napa Valley winery and back then, I was lucky enough to based in San Francisco for most my work. I say... more » It’s something like 15 years now since I was working full time... more »

A taste of 67 Pall Mall

by  |  16-05-2017

It was a bit over two years ago that I wrote about this new wine bar to open in Central London called, 67 Pall Mall. It was an exciting announcement as all the ideas behind... more » It was a bit over two years ago that I wrote about... more »

Wine Bars in Yerevan, Armenia

by  |  09-12-2016

In February of 2013 the main editor of this website, Èlia, was in Armenia for the first time. Keep in mind that while this was just four years ago, trying to find out much about... more » In February of 2013 the main editor of this website, Èlia, was... more »

8000 Vintages, a new wine shop in age-old Tbilisi

by  |  10-09-2016

I’ve spent the last month running across the entire country of Georgia to research a new wine guide. When I tell people this, I feel the mental image is of me lounging in a pool,... more » I’ve spent the last month running across the entire country of Georgia... more »

Jovani & Vins, a new wine space comes to Barcelona

by  |  23-06-2015

For some time the Jovani siblings of Montsa, Robert, and Sergi have been making wines in the form of the Berdié Cavas and the still wines of Origami. The latter of which are from vineyards... more » For some time the Jovani siblings of Montsa, Robert, and Sergi have... more »

The Paradox of wine in Split, Croatia

by  |  18-05-2015

In Spain, many wine bars have sprung up in recent years as many people looked at their glass of 3€ a bottle Rioja that they’re drinking in say, Barcelona and asked, “Why am I drinking... more » In Spain, many wine bars have sprung up in recent years as... more »

67 Pall Mall and the price of wine

by  |  16-04-2015

Most people probably shrug off a wine that costs $25 on a restaurant wine list but that they’ve seen for $10 in a store as just a cost of dining out. What you might not... more » Most people probably shrug off a wine that costs $25 on a... more »

Defining “wine bar”

by  |  31-03-2015

What seems like a century ago but was really just in 2008, I wrote a smacky little article on my personal website about my frustration with wine bars in San Francisco. Despite not being the... more » What seems like a century ago but was really just in 2008,... more »