National Rosé day 2021

Celebrate summer, friends, and all things pink on Rosé Day! Not many people need an excuse to open a fresh bottle of rosé wine but we’ve got some great ideas on how to turn the day into a fun and memorable occasion. Held every year on the second Saturday in June, this year falling on…

Nari 2020, Sicile, Italie

Sicily in the glass with @firriato_winery Firriato is a relatively new winery that was founded in 1985. They have quickly gained the attention of the wine enthusiasts and the press. Their philosophy is to employ highly qualified international winemaking consultants from Australia and New Zealand and combine them with the talents of their wine maker…

Casa Madero Chardonnay 2019

Hey guys!! let’s taste a really interesting Chardonnay from Mexico In 1893, the hacienda was bought by Evaristo Madero, patriarch of the Madero family and grandfather of Francisco I Madero, who would later start the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and eventually become president of Mexico. With over 400 years of winemaking tradition, Casa Madero manages…

Cardal 2019, Quinta Da Alorna, Tejo, Portugal

Any fan of Portuguese wines in here? Let me introduce you to a great value Portuguese wine produced by @quintadaalorna , a winery located in Tejo. Quinta da Alorna combines a long tradition of wine growing and modern winemaking techniques. The estate was established in 1723 by D. Pedro de Almeida, viceroy of India and…

Sino da Romaneira 2017

The Sino, meaning “bell” in Portugese, pays homage to Romaneira’s history by referencing the bell that hangs above the door of the quinta. Romaneira is one of the largest estates on the region, with a total of 412 hectares and 3 kilometers of river frontage on the river Douro and is widely considered one of…

Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2020

Do you know that the first Friday in May is the International Sauvignon Blanc Day? In order to celebrate let’s talk about a little bit more about this grape and discover the amazing Leyda Reserva from Chili. Zesty, fragrant sauvignon blanc  is probably the most popular white wine variety in the world right now. In general,…

Paolo Scavino Barolo Prapò 2015

Paolo Scavino is an historical winery in the Barolo region. It was founded in 1921 in Castiglione Falletto from Lorenzo Scavino and his son Paolo. Today Enrico Scavino together with his daughters Enrica and Elisa, fourth generation, run the family Estate.   The 2015 Barolo Prapò is the inaugural release of the wine, a distinctive vintage…

Wine Legend: Gran Coronas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Who doesn’t like a good Spanish wine? If you fall in the Spanish wine lover category, then you are probably or should be familiar with Torres Winery. A legacy built through the efforts of five generations. Familia Torres founded its winery in Vilafranca del Penedès in 1870, 150 years ago, but its roots in the…

Xige Estate, Jade Dove, Helan Mountain East, Ningxia, China, 2017

Today let’s head to China with this 2017 Jade Dove cuvée produced under the Xige Estate in Ningxia. The wine industry occupies the most important position in the economic development of Ningxia. This region has good conditions of light and warmth; although it has an arid and semi-arid climate, it is easy to carry out…

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…

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…