The Cava cometh: Vilarnau Gran Reserva 201203-10-2018

The drift from summer into the cooler, breathier vectors comprising fall is made ever so obvious by the sudden rise of sparkling wine promotion. Gearing people up for the winter holidays means getting the word... more>

Cava’s sweet spot29-12-2017

In a scant three days there will undoubtedly be countless people who will wake up wishing they’d had at least a glass or perhaps even a bottle less of the sparkling wine they indulged in... more>
Photo from DO Montilla-Moriles

The 2017 harvest begins19-07-2017

And with the most southern reaches of Spain we come to the first grapes to be harvested in all of Europe for the 2017 vintage. In this case, we cast an eye to DO Montilla-Moriles... more>

Castellroig, for example22-06-2016

As I’ve written before, I get very tired of people comparing Cava to Champagne and decidedly stating that Cava is in no way at the same level. This doesn’t take into account price as well... more>

DO Cava25-04-2016

Cava is Spain’s very well-known sparkling wine but unlike sparkling wines from Champagne or Prosecco (to which it is often compared) the appellation of DO Cava is much more about a process rather than a... more>

Catalan wines in 201604-01-2016

With the start of January comes that typical moment in the wine world of retrospection, reflection, and prediction. I think that most of this due to winemakers not having much to do in the cellars... more>