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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW PARKER SCORES FOR RIBERA DEL DUERO AND TORO
Mr. Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate's correspondent for Spain, recently published two articles about, respectively, the regions of Ribera del Duero and Toro.
Here is a list of wines that received high scores from the respected wine critic.
All of them are authentic, deep, truly terroir-orientated Spanish red wines.
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