Up the Douro & Quinta Nova

My mother’s family is of Portuguese descent and to honor this many years ago we opened a bottle of Vintage Port that my grandfather had brought back from Porto. The build up was intense and... more>

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REGION FOCUS

DO Terra Alta

When travelling south through Catalonia, DO Terra Alta is the last appellation you come to and it closes out the wine landscape of the region spectacularly. Set high up in the mountains that rise up from the Ebre River, just... more>

SOMM CORNER

How to open wine with a wax capsule

A four-step approach

We have entered the Age of the Wax-Dipped Wine as a number of cellars have started using this method of cork covering in lieu of the more well-known metal capsule. I’ve heard some say that it’s due to the amount... more>