Champagne and Fino Sherry share two great commonalities. First, they both grow in calcareous clay and limestone soils. Second, they are (generally) both made with uncommon highly reductive wine-making techniques.
Much like Vancouver Real Estate, Bordeaux has been priced out of reach for regular non-wealthy folk. Chinese millionaires are gobbling up ‘culture’ through ‘luxury’ with the appetite of millions of
Godello is one of Spain’s great white grapes. The best can take on the weight and length of high quality Chardonnay but with their own unique minerality. The grape is
While much attention is given to the value of Spanish red wine, far less ink is spilled over the whites. That’s a shame as in my opinion, Spain makes some
One of Spain’s best values is also one of red wine’s most consistent and fairly priced bottles every vintage: pioneering produce Alejandro Fernandez’ Tinto Pesequera Crianza. I love Ribera del
The Canary Islands are making some of my favourites wines in Spain, with an increasing number of producers that are taking advantage of the island chain’s ancient, ungrafted indigenous vines
This is one of the most remarkable wines I’ve had in a while. In the context of Sherry, this copper hued Pedro Ximenez is unlike anything else going on today.
Ah, the Rioja debate. Modernists vs. traditionalists. If you’ve read this blog at all for the past while you’ll know I tend toward the latter. There aren’t really any traditionalists
The story behind this wine is exceptional. Peter Sissek of Pingus fame and an absolute standard bearer for Ribera del Duero, realized that many fantastic sites in the region were
What does the idea of tradition really mean? There are daily traditions, better known as habits, that help us maintain consistency in our lives. There are traditions like family heirlooms