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…

Domaine des Huards, Cheverny, Prose

En 1846, Pierre Gendrier s’installe au Domaine des Huards, où désormais 7 générations s’y sont succédées. En 1950, quatre hectares de vignes y sont cultivées, en grande majorité des blancs de cépage romorantin. À partir des années 1960, les parents Gendrier ont affirmé la vocation viticole du domaine et sont à l’origine de son agrandissement progressif….

Harlan State 2013

For over two decades, Harlan Estate has been committed to creating a California “first growth” wine estate. Founded in 1984, Harlan Estate is a winegrowing estate in the western hills of Oakville, California, in the heart of the Napa Valley.  Carved from the raw land and built for generations, the estate is over 97 ha of…

Jean-Claude Chanudet La Cuvée du Chat 2018 

Jean-Claude Chanudet is one of the movers and shakers in the natural wine world of Beaujolais. Cuvée du Chat is the result of a partnership with Mathieu Lapierre, son of the late Marcel; the wine is made with fruit from properties they own in the Morgon and Fleurie appellations. Originally classified as Beaujolais-Villages, “La Cuvée…

Petite Pearl the newest grape for northern climates in the PGI Quebec

Wine Grapes in Quebec?! You’re not the first to wonder how on Earth producers grow wine grapes in this place. When it got going, the Quebec wine industry already had two strikes against it: a short winemaking history and a general prejudice against the quality of its wines. Quebec wine production falls under the style of cold…

Cape Venture Lubanzi Red 2017

This is a new brand , and one that I see as part of the growing trend combining wine and philanthropy. They called their wines Lubanzi after a stray dog that attached himself to the adventurous friends while they were hiking along the Wild Coast. Cape Venture was founded by two young Americans who fell…

Weingut Pittnauer Pitti 2017

Burgenland is a large wine-producing region on the eastern border of Austria with an unrivalled diversity. This region is renowned for the production of some of the world’s finest white wines, but also for producing some of the richest and most full-bodied red wines in Austria using local indigenous varieties. Weingut Pittnauer is a family…