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Posted at Friday, October 5, 2018 10:35:40 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: Wine tasting

 

RED WINE: YOUNG, CRIANZA AND RESERVA

A distinctive feature of Spanish wines is the fact that, besides their grape variety or place of origin, they are classified according to the amount of time they spent ageing in different kinds of containers.

As is well known, ageing in oak is the most widespread procedure. Nevertheless, over the last years there has been an increase in the use of alternative materials and recipients, such as concrete tanks, clay amphorae or acacia and chestnut wood barrels.

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Posted at Tuesday, September 4, 2018 6:25:00 PM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

 

PARKER: RIBERA DEL DUERO, TORO AND RUEDA

Back to work after vacation, we have the perfect solution for beating the holiday blues. Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate's specialist for Spain, has published a couple of pieces with the Duero river as the guiding thread.

The first focuses on the wines of Ribera del Duero, one of Spain's most prestigious Designations of Origin.

The second assesses the rest of the wine regions the river traverses in its passage through the country's geography, such as Toro and Rueda.

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Posted at Monday, June 25, 2018 10:39:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

 

MIDSUMMER SPARKLING WINES

The Summer Solstice is here. In our mind, there is no better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than by opening a bottle of wine.

So, here is a selection of 8 unique sparkling wines that will bring a magic touch to our summer nights

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Posted at Friday, June 8, 2018 9:31:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: Designation of Origin

 

GREAT WINES FROM L'EMPORDÀ

This time we have prepared a selection of great wines from L'Empordà.

These are wines sculpted by the sun, the wind and the soil. Wines made from vines that struggle to survive. Wines grown in a harsh, rugged environment that brings them a unique personality. Wines made from traditional varieties, but also from international ones.

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Posted at Friday, May 4, 2018 10:59:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

 

PARKER: PRIORAT AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM CATALONIA

The latest two articles published by Mr. Luis Gutiérrez in Robert Parker Wine Advocate are quite interesting.

The first reviews several highlights from all over Catalonia.

The second dives deep into DOQ Priorat.

After reading both pieces, we have prepared a list of 10 wines with 90+ Parker ratings. Namely, 4 reds, 3 whites and 3 Cavas.

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Posted at Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:13:53 PM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

 

 

GRENACHES DU MONDE 2018

From April 12th to 14th, the sixth edition of the "Grenaches du Monde" contest was held in Gandesa, in the southern Catalan region of Terra Alta.

The competition's main aim is to identify the best Grenache wines - red and white, both single varietal and blended - produced all over the world.

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Posted at Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:01:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

 

NEW PARKER SCORES FOR LA RIOJA

Like every year, Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's correspondent in Spain, has published his assessment of the wines from La Rioja.

This time, Mr. Gutiérrez tasted the staggering number of 723 wines. Needless to say, we cannot offer you the whole list. Nevertheless, we have prepared a selecion of wines ranging from excellent to superlative. Here it is.

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Posted at Friday, February 16, 2018 12:12:00 PM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

 

 

BARCELONA VINS NUS 2018 NATURAL WINE FAIR

On the 11th and 12th of February the Vins Nus 2018 Natural Wine Fair was held in Barcelona.

For two days, about 50 wine producers from the whole of the Iberian Peninsula and the south of France presented their new releases to a passionate audience of wine lovers.

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Posted at Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:12:00 PM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

CAVAS DE PARAJE CALIFICADO

In mid-June, the Cava DO presented a new category of products with the aim of establishing a premium category for Cavas. This new category is called CAVA DE PARAJE CALIFICADO, and it will include Cavas coming from sites with exceptional characteristics, both climatically and geologically. The new class is at the absolute top of the quality piramid, one level above the well-known Gran Reserva.

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Posted at Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:31:00 AM Europe/Paris By / Category: News

PARKER: GREDOS, ARAGÓN AND NAVARRA

The latest articles published by Luis Gutiérrez in Robert Parker Wine Advocate assess the wines of Gredos, Aragón and Navarra.

In every instance, Mr. Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's correspondent in Spain, writes appreciatively of the wines made from a variety that, though held in low esteem from many years, is currently experiencing a spectacular renaissance; namely, red Grenache.

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