Château Bourgneuf – Pomerol 201023-01-2017

As most of us are a bit light in the wallet to indulge in Château Pétrus regularly (yowza), we must search about for other bottles from AOC Pomerol in Bordeaux that attempt to reach for... more>

Castell del Remei’s Oda Time08-12-2016

I recently received some new wines from Castell del Remei. If you’ll recall (although I’d be thoroughly amazed if you did), I reviewed their younger wines a few months back. The Oda white and red... more>
Their dormant vineyards in Garraf

A further taste of Alemany i Corrio24-02-2016

In my much longer article about the “rebellious” winemakers of DO Penedès, I made but a brief mention of Irene Alemany and her winery, Alemany i Corrio. They are to a large degree, the anti-Penedès... more>

Finca Parera – Faust 1.0 (2010)18-02-2016

It was quite random that I met Ruben Parera of Finca Parera one day. Albert Costa of Vall Llach was doing a pruning and grafting tour for the father and son team of Archè Pagés... more>

Rebellious Penedès: “Unrated”28-01-2016

This article originally ran on Harpers but, given space restrictions was nearly half of the original in length. Here I present it in its entirety. The concept of rebellion in wine typically conjures up images... more>

Collemassari – Bolgheri Rosso 201020-12-2015

During a trip to Valpolicella a few months ago, on the last day, we found ourselves having lunch on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the village of Torri del Benaco. It’s a very... more>