Interesting article from Horizon Magazine on steps being taken by Mediterranean wine makers to combat the ever increasing temperatures due to climate change. It’s good to know we will still have wine. Click on image to open article by Horizon Magazine
This is the second grape used both in Northern Portugal and Galicia in Spain. I have only ever tried this variety blended with other grapes such as Treixadura, Albariño and Godello. Loureira is usually present in low quantities of 10% to 15% so I’ve no idea what it tastes like in its own. According to … Continue reading Loureira Grape Variety
Associated mainly with the vinho verde wines of Northern Portugal this grape is also widely used over the border in Galicia, Spain. In particular it is the principle grape in the Ribeiro D.O. where it is blended with Loureira. I have tried some great Treixadura blends from Galicia and some I wasn’t so keen on. … Continue reading Treixadura Grape Variety
The Galicia region of Spain is famous for its white wines. For most people this means a crisp Albariño from the Rias Baix D.O. Whilst I agree this is a lovely wine it is only one of four wine denominations in Galicia all of whom produce delicious whites. The oldest denominación de origin in Galicia … Continue reading Ribeiro D.O.
This is a wine I tried last year during lockdown at an online wine tasting with Madrid and Darracott. Small bodega only around since 2005. Only does three wines and about 3000 bottles of this wine. It's named after the carp fish that swim in the bodega's pond. This is a white wine from Ribeiro … Continue reading Bitoku 2018
Those of you who follow me will have noticed that I took a wee break and stopped posting for a while. In fact rather a long break of 4 months. I guess like many others wave three of Covid left me a tad unmotivated and I really couldn’t be bothered. Don’t get me wrong I … Continue reading I’m Back!
Must be something to do with Valentines Day but this stuff keeps coming up on my Facebook feed. This time an article by winefolly.com on bizarre facts about wine and you’d sex drive. Click on image below to open the article. Why is Wine and Sex a Thing?
Advice from a French Doctor that I can get behind. A book by former chairman of France’s National Cancer Institute, David Khayat, urges people to enjoy life’s pleasures, from sex to wine, and, as one might imagine, it’s attracting much debate. Check out the article below in drinksbusiness.com Click on image to open article
Another new variety of sparkling wine tried over the festive season. This time from Galicia in Spain and made entirely of Albariño grape. Now I love Albariño white wines and Martin Codax , whilst not the best out there, does a decent wine that a I'm more than happy to drink. So I was quite … Continue reading Martin Codax Sparkling Albariño