Category Archives: Spain

Heart in Priorato

At its best, wine is a product of passion. Grape growers, winemakers, merchants and consumers all contribute to the story of a great bottle of wine. At the moment of its opening, the story is individualised by the location, the … Continue reading

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Wines of Iberia

If you’ve read my previous posts on deciphering wine labels from France and Italy, you’ll have noticed a trend in the way wines from these two nations are classified. They are generally split into ‘Quality Wine‘ and ‘Table Wine‘. Further … Continue reading

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Six wines for summer

Summer is for sparkling and fresh and fruity whites (amongst other things!).  Here are six wines we had at a recent “summer wines” blind tasting. Prosecco Valdobbiadene Extra Dry N.V. (Vettori). Sparkling wine, Veneto, Northern Italy. Very pale lemon in … Continue reading

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Primum Familiae Vini – Part 2

“When you buy wine, don’t buy one bottle, buy six or twelve.” – Sound advice from Christophe Brunet, especially when it comes to these wines; if only your budget can stretch that far… Following a tour through Champagne, Burgundy, Tuscany … Continue reading

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