GRENACHES DU MONDE
On February 10th, the international wine contest "Grenaches du Monde" was held in Alghero, Sardinia. The competition selects and evaluates the best Grenache wines from all over the world. Once again, the wines produced in Spain got excellent results. Here is our selection of award-winning wines
We are in the midst of a cold winter season. At this time of the year, there is nothing like the warmth of home.
This is the time of hearty meals. The time of substantial red wines. Wines that warm body and soul.
Here is our selection of Full-Bodied Red Wines. The best wines to drink in cold weather.
RIOJA AT THE CROSSROADS
With 63,593 hectares of vineyards and more than 800 wineries belonging to it, the region of Rioja is, no question about it, the most important and prestigious wine region in the whole of Spain.
Rioja has a winemaking tradition that harks back more than 2,000 years ago. It was the first wine region in Spain to be recognized as a Designation of Origin, in June 6th 1925.
JUMILLA, A WORLD-CLASS VINEYARD
First, the bad news. Though we love the wines produced there, we must begin by admitting that “Jumilla” is not a particularly glamorous designation. The name certainly does not possess the flair and chic of French designations such as Châteauneuf du Pape or Sauternes, which immediately bring to our minds images of sumptuous palaces and legendary wines. Likewise, Jumilla lacks the musicality and sheer magic of Italian names such as Brunello de Montalcino, the mere sound of which evokes images of Renaissance art and exquisite Palladian villas overlooking smooth Tuscan hills.
WE LOVE SEPTEMBER
Yes, getting back to work may be tough. However, despite summer holidays are over, we must have a positive attitude. In fact, September is full of great things. Just think about them for a second. What about the soporific vacation stories and the tedious display of corny photos of sunsets from your dear coworkers? And the return to the thrilling daily routine? And the endlessly long commutes that suck the life out of you? Not to mention the increasingly lousy weather, the skyrocketing school costs, that endless debate over climate change and, particularly, those damned 5 extra pounds there's no way to get rid of!
The Oxford Dictionary defines “Rare bird” as “an exceptional person or thing; a rarity.” Knowing that the world of wine is full of such remarkable and evasive creatures, I thought it would be a good idea to try to spot some of them.