Bodegas Casa Primicia Carravalseca Rioja 2016

Hi everyone, today let’s drink some Rioja, one of my favorite appellations when it comes to red wine! The wine is produced by @bodegascasaprimicia, a winery located in the Rioja Alavesa, near the Spanish Basque country. The ‘first house’ of Casa Primicia is the oldest property in the medieval hamlet, dating from the 15th century. After renovations, the original tunnels that form…

Cuna de Tierra, first winery in Guanajuato

Known as Cuna de Tierra, Bodegas Vega Manchón is the oldest vineyard in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato located at 337km from Mexico City. They led the resurgence of wine making in the area, producing their first wine in 2005 from old French varietal vines planted on the ranch in the early 90’s by friends Don Juan…

A brilliant 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape for Christmas

Well here it is, I hope Christmas Eve was good!!! I have to tell you that we really enjoyed this brilliant Domaine du Vieux Lazaret 2017 that perfectly matched our crisp grilled duck. The story of the Quiot family begins in the Vaucluse, at Chateauneuf-du-Pape where Antoine Quiot acquired a few hectares of vines in…

VINALTURA

Vino mexicano de gran nivel, fue galardonado con la medalla de oro en el concurso de “Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada” el pasado mes de Noviembre. Este proyecto familiar busca hacer vino de calidad, respetando siempre su entorno natural, enfocados en la vitivinicultura razonada mediante un adecuado manejo de viñedo. El proyecto inició en 2006,…

Wine Tourism in Jerez de la Frontera, an experience beyond Sherry

*A version of this article is published by the winetourismmag.com In this pandemic season the nostalgie to exchange with wine people throw me back to my last trip to Jerez. As you might have guessed, I adore Spain, with endless cultural festivals, world-class gastronomy, and renowned wines, Spain is impressive 365 days a year. Jerez is…

Emile Beyer the winery that is making Alsace cool again

Located in northeast of France between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River, Alsace is something of a hidden treasure that seems to be plagued with a perpetual identity crisis, it’s a cultural mishmash of French and German, having been part of both nations. In 1870 it was passed, as a trophy of war, from France to Germany,…

Gran Mascota the perfect match with the BBQ season

Argentina is a wine country that can be discovered and enjoyed from north to south, here winemakers produce bottles that compete with the world’s best (and cost a fraction of the price), plus a wealth of everyday wines that offer remarkable value. They’ve been growing grapes here since the 16th century, but prior to the…

Le Grand Tasting Paris

Le Grand Tasting Paris is a prestigious international event dedicated to the professional world of great wines. Le Grand Tasting is a unique and unmissable meeting point between producers, professionals and private customers passionate about quality wines, in the magnificent setting of the Carrousel du Louvre. Le Grand Tasting presents a very rigorous selection of…

Franciacorta DOCG Brut Simbiotico Tenuta Villa Crespia

The term symbiosis (from greek sun and bios, that means life together) indicates the relationship that develops between two individuals of different species, aimed at a mutual benefit or at least one of the partners, without the other will come to harm. The project aims to grow a symbiotic viticulture and oenology in harmony with…

An ultra classical Aconcagua Cabernet-based blend

ERRÁZURIZ Don Maximiano 2016 Introduced with the 1983 vintage, Don Maximiano was among the first of the new generation of “Super-Chileans.” The flagship for the estate and a global symbol of how distinct and extraordinary the wines of Chile can be, this world class Cabernet oozes with irresistible fruit that is detailed, balanced and long….

The Sherry Revolution

Temperance and wisdom emerge in the Collection Finos Palmas by González Byass, which represents, as reflected in the labels for the season: “the Ages of Tío Pepe”. But what are Palmas? Palmas are designations that, as Manuel María González-Gordon defines in his book “Jerez-Xerez-Sherry”, are applied to those sherry fino wines that excel because of…

Errazuriz KAI Carmenere 2015

I love the chill October days and the shedding of leaves from the deciduous trees. My tips for staying warm while it’s cold outside are to build a campfire and open a great bottle of wine, today my choice is KAI Carmenere 2015, produced by Errazuriz. The grapes for KAI were selected from the best…

Luis Cañas Reserva Selección de la Familia 2012

Bodegas Luis Cañas is a family-owned winery that dates back to 1928, although the family has been in the grape-growing and winemaking business for more than two centuries. Today it is one of the leading wineries of Rioja Alavesa. At Luis Cañas, the vinification process starts with 222 acres of their own Tempranillo, Viura, Graciano,…

Clos Amador Brut Delicat Reserva NV

The vineyards are in the Baix Penedes and Central Penedes areas at an average altitude of 250 metres above sea level, with deep soils and average water retention capacity. The vines have been set out on espalier, with Royat type trimming or in a traditional basin, with pre-trimming and green trimming common practice in both…

Hexagon 2015

Six Sides, Six Grapes, Six Generations, a Super Premium wine from Jose Maria da Fonseca. Produced from Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Syrah and Tannat, all planted in the vineyards on the Setubal Peninsula. Hexagon embodies the pursuit of excellence that has inspired the Soares Franco family throughout time. A powerful and a…

Tio Pancho Romano 1728

Which is the oldest wine you have tasted?? Last year I had the chance to taste at @somm360 the Tío Pancho Romano, a wine which dates back to 1728 and the oldest documented wine in the González Byass cellars, and I’m so lucky that I had a private visit with Antonio Flores to see the last…

Drappier Brut Nature Rosé

After almost 3 years I left my second home and a lot of friends and colleagues, it’s not the end, only the beginning, and for celebrate my boss opened a great bottle of champagne. Drappier is a Champagne producer based in the Urville region of Champagne. The house, founded in 1808, produces both vintage and…

Matera Frau Riesling Série Foudre

L’idée derrière la création de cette bière était de mettre en valeur ce que le foudre contenait auparavant du Riesling  allemand. La Frau Riesling de Matera est une Ale de fermentation mixte, brassée avec des grains d’origine allemand et fermentée avec un mix de micro-organismes typiques des fermentations spontanées belges : 1 souche de Saccharomyces…

SAOMÌ Brut Prosecco DOC Treviso

The word Saomì comes from “sagome”, place name of the territory quite fragmented into small parcels lapped by the Teva stream. The Teva, whose source is in the Cartizze area, transports the gravel deposits, which bring a unique quality to this soil, downstream. Bright, straw yellow with tinges of green, with a perlage fine and persistent….

Bodegas de Santo Tomas ‘Mision’ Blanco 2012

Misión blanco is a wine that embodies the spirit of Baja California.  Brigth yellow with some golden hints. Some apricot, peach and some citric.  Ligth wine with mid persistence, silky with some acidity and bitter sense at end. Ensenada is a large municipality of Baja California, Mexico. Almost 90% of Mexican wine production occurs here. Ensenada’s wine region production centers…