The ‘new normal’ has meant that many of us have had our summer travel plans cancelled. I was planning to visit vineyards in Greece and southern France but it’s not going to happen. However, you can enjoy the sense of travel through the wines from
It’s the season for truffles and wild mushrooms. Which wines should you choose and avoid to accompany these highly valued treasures? To get the maximum enjoyment from dishes with truffles or wild mushrooms, you will want to make sure you have the right wine to
On a recent trip to Galicia I passed Bodegas Gerardo Mendez, in the town of Meaño and decided to call. It was a warm, sunny morning and Gerardo Mendez, with his healthy complexion and a broad smile, was working in the vineyards beside their impressively
Drinking chilled red wine during the summer is a nice alternative to whites or rosés and gives you the opportunity to taste wines made from grape varieties or from regions that are new to you. The key when choosing red wines for summer is to
The sun shines, grape ripen and wine is made. Why do some wines become wine superstars, command huge prices such as Vega Sicilia from Spain, Screaming Eagle from California, Domaine de Romanée Conti from Burgundy or Chateaux Margaux from Bordeaux, to name a few? What
When it comes to choosing wines we tend to play safe and select the classic grape varieties or regions. Beyond classic regions, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Bordeaux, Burgundy and grape varieties, notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and here in Spain Tempranillo, there are many other fascinating
Sauvignon Blanc is a white grape that makes wines that are dry and refreshing. They tend to be pale yellow straw colour, verging on light green. Sauvignon Blanc needs a cooler climate ,which helps to retain the aromas, freshness and acidity that we associate
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