Domaine des Perdrix

Let’s head to Burgundy today with a really interesting producer @domainedesperdrix . This pinot noir is produced under the Bourgogne generic appellation and for a producer of this level the price-quality ratio is unbeatable. To preserve their entirety, grapes are harvested by hand. 4 to 6 days of cold maceration before starting the alcoholic fermentation….

San Juanito Malbec 2014

Hi guys, today let’s head to Mexico with a Malbec produced by @vinosanjuanito. Let me introduce you to San Juanito, a winery located not far from Tequisquiapan, in the Mexican state of Queretaro and in the heart of the wine and cheese route. Though my heart is deeply rooted in Argentina Malbec, I have to admit we also find some very good ones in Mexico,…

Wines from China, Greatwall Marselan

The Chinese have been making wine since the days of the Silk Road and they have a rich, yet little known wine culture. For wine writers and wine lovers like me, it is time to start to consider Chinese wine in a new light. China is a serious player in the wine industry now, not…

LAN a robust and rare beast

Hi guys, today let’s head to Spain with a wine produced by @bodegaslan, a winery located under the utterly famous Rioja appellation. The name LAN is composed of the initials of the three provinces that make up the D.O.Ca. Rioja: Logroño (now La Rioja), Álava and Navarra. This LAN Gran Reserva is an impresive and robust Rioja red blend…

Hacienda Florida Cabernet/Shiraz

Hi guys, today I want to share with you a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz blend I tasted yesterday, this is a real jewel, it won the “Grand Gold Medal” and Jury Prize at the Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2020 edition, and you know what?? It comes from Mexico!! It is produced by Hacienda la…

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…