Pictured with the Georgia book

Alaverdi Monastery – Saperavi 201123-06-2017

There are few winery slogans that can match that of the Alaverdi Monastery in Kakheti, Georgia. To state, “Since 1011” on the label leaves little up for debate that these monks have been making wine... more>

The Blason Louis experience22-06-2017

A few months back, I was contacted by Blason Louis to receive a pack of their wine flaçons. I really had no idea what they were talking about as a bottle for wine is bouteille... more>
Doesn't look terribly orange no?

Amber versus Orange wine19-06-2017

This is an expanded excerpt from the new Georgian wine book Red wines in Georgia–whether aged in kvevri, barrel, tank, or what have you–are indeed some take on the color we all know as “red”... more>

Alta Alella’s Parvus13-06-2017

I’ve been a fan of what Alta Alella has been doing for some time. In case you don’t believe me, have a look. To a large extent, they’ve been striving a great deal to drive... more>
Photo from Underwood Wines

Canned wine? Sure08-06-2017

Apparently, there’s been a bit of chatter about canned wines lately. This must be a US happening, as I’ve been largely immune to it, especially as we have wine in tetra briks that can run... more>

Roseatis & the shark looming on Rosé’s horizon03-06-2017

A few days ago, I received the press announcement for a new store dedicated solely to Rosé wine called, Roseatis. A Catalonia-based website that’s just in Spanish, I find the name horrible given that it... more>

Álvaro Palacios en primeur 201629-05-2017

Due to research for another another article with Meininger’s, I paid a visit to Álvaro Palacios last month for a chat and, being the consummate showman that he is (the classy booklet above was for... more>