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2013 Bordeaux Vintage Assessment

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UGC New York City Sotheby’s 1/25/2016 Map credit: cellarandkitchen.adnams.co.uk Across the board wines from all appellations and villages in Bordeaux felt the effects of a difficult 2013 year of weather. The wines are at best echoes of a great... (more...)

Leading the Way Forward – Telmo Rodriguez

Spain in the Rise of the Terroir Age The Wines of Remelluri and Telmo Rodriguez   Welcome to Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri Of all the visits we had scheduled in Rioja, Remelluri was the one I was looking forward to most in hopes of discussing... (more...)

Spain

An Overview of Spain Part II The vineyards of San Vicente in La Rioja, from the village top of San Vicente. As I wrote in my last article, some of the best producers in Spain have reached an inflection point in what they think Spanish wine should be. ... (more...)

Spain – The New Frontier?

An Overview Part I Telmo Rodriguez of Remelluri and Compañía de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez (Rioja and others) While Spain may be one of the oldest winemaking countries in the world, it seems that only in the last few years are the Spaniards starting to... (more...)

Sherry Wine Part III

Sherry Wine Part I Sherry Wine Part I Sherry might just be one of the most misunderstood and least respected wines in the entirety of the wine world.  Massively popular in decades and centuries past, Sherry fell out... (more...)

Sherry Wine Part II

Maturation of Sherry The Solera System At the heart of the blending and maturing of Sherry wines is the Solera system that allows for constant production and a consistent style to be achieved by a Sherry producer. The Solera System and the Bodega…... (more...)

Sherry Wine Part I

Sherry Wine Part I Sherry Wine Part I Sherry might just be one of the most misunderstood and least respected wines in the entirety of the wine world.  Massively popular in decades and centuries past, Sherry fell out... (more...)

Spanish Wine Aging Requirements & Current Trends in Rioja

Spanish Wine Aging Requirements & Current Trends in Rioja As a primer for a visit to Rioja this October I wanted to take this opportunity to review the regulated oak barrel aging requirements for Spain. In particular we’ll review how they are defined... (more...)

What Kind of Wine Buyer are You? – Where to Buy Wine Part 2

What Kind of Wine Buyer are You? Part 2 “A Thirsty Mind and an Open Palate”   Having trouble deciding what wine to buy and why? (image credit: drinksfeed.com) Good, bad or indifferent, we all fall into different types of buyers of many... (more...)

Selecting a Wine Merchant – Where to Buy Wine Part 1

Selecting a Wine Merchant Part 1           One of the most frequently asked questions I get from people is “where do you purchase your wine?”. Well, the actual answer is kind of complicated as the answer is “everywhere” so I decided... (more...)

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