A tasting in Croatia of Garnacha, Garnatxa, & Grenache18-03-2017

We’ve arrived to a day and age wherein I don’t understand how someone can’t appreciate Grenache–if not love it. Sure, there are people who are going to only like white wines, or wines with a... more>

Southern French wine fair slap fight12-03-2017

With the general corruption in Spanish politics, the short-sighted xenophobia in British politics, and then the… whatever you want to call gaping void into the nether world that’s opened in American politics, I have little... more>

Henry Fessy – Saint Amour 201326-02-2017

I’d tell you that we should all really be drinking more of the Grand Crus from Beaujolais but that’d mean there would be less for me. That’s already happening though as many people have come... more>

All the bubbly fit to drink26-01-2017

The clouds part when the middle of January presents itself. This is of course only in the figurative sense as literally, the weather is quite squalid, but this moment of clarity is due to reaching... more>

Château Bourgneuf – Pomerol 201023-01-2017

As most of us are a bit light in the wallet to indulge in Château Pétrus regularly (yowza), we must search about for other bottles from AOC Pomerol in Bordeaux that attempt to reach for... more>

Wine Predictions for 201728-12-2016

This is of course that time of year when anyone writing in wine sets forth their grand predictions for this next trip around the sun. Yay! They can sometimes be interesting but, despite its slow... more>

A review of Sour Grapes12-12-2016

Being based in Spain has many upsides like great jamón, wine, and the sea, but getting access to small-release films isn’t anywhere in that list. This is why I’m only just now getting around to... more>

Burgundy 201628-11-2016

When in Burgundy in March for Grands Jour, it was happier times. The winemakers had come off of the very good and excellent vintages of 2014 and 2015–something generally unheard of in this exalted, yet... more>

Finding ’14 & La Festa de la Verema04-11-2016

Two years back, I wrote an account of the 2014 harvest which is where the photo above was from. It was nasty. What wasn’t desiccated was full of botrytis or then underripe and green. It... more>

Cave de Tain l’Hermitage – Cornas 201219-09-2016

I don’t really know why the AOC Cornas appellation in Rhône isn’t more sought after. It’s a very small region over just over 100ha with very small production of just half a million bottles–in a... more>
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