There is a new generation of grape growers around the world making wines in their garages, hence the name Garage Wines. Traditionally small growers sell their grapes to a local winery or cooperative, where they have the facilities to make and store wine. This trend
Oak is a term that is fixed in the vocabulary of wine. Everyone is familiar with it, however, the term ‘oak aged’ is very broad and at times can be misleading.
Aprende a catar vino y te aseguro que disfrutarás mucho más bebiéndolo. Es igual que aprender algún deporte. Piensa, por ejemplo, en el golf o el tenis, cualquiera puede empuñar un palo o una raqueta pero, si aprendes los fundamentos del juego, se disfruta mucho
Why is it that many wine drinkers feel they have to give their opinion about a wine, a region or country which, most of the time, is based on preconceptions that are either not accurate or completely wrong?
If you are planning to stay closer to home this summer there are many places to discover and enjoy on day trips. Earlier this week I visited the Cooperativa de Viver, which is about a 45 minute drive from the centre of Valencia in the
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 UK magazine The Drinks Business recently published their annual ‘Top 10 Best-Selling Wine Brands’ in the world
In the 18th century Fondillón from Alicante was one of the most famous and prestigious wines in the world, it was more highly valued than the wines of Sauternes, Sherry and Port. It was said to have been a favourite of Louis XIV of France
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
How important is the vintage? It is both very important and not so important, depending on the region and the style of wine being made. The vintage is the year that the grapes are grown and harvested. So if