Yesterday I wrote up a rather nice Malbec red wine from the Mendoza Region in Argentina. The UK market is awash with Malbec reds from Mendoza and I have had mixed results. Some I absolutely love and others have been seriously blah. So I decided it was time to get to grips with this wine … Continue reading Argentinian Wine Regions
Good old Garnacha. Spanish in origin this grape is one of the most widely used globally and is the third most popular grape in Spain. If you do a search in this blog under the Garnacha tag you’ll see I’ve drink a ton of these wines. In my experience when done well Garnacha wines are … Continue reading Garnacha Grape Variety
Yesterday I wrote up the tasting notes for a rose wine made by the Saignée/sangre/bleeding method. For those of you unaware what this means here is vinepair’s run down of the main methods for making rose wine. Vinepair.com : The 4 Ways To Make Rosé
Denominación de Origin Rías Baixas is a small but globally reknown wine making region of Galicia in the North West of Spain. It is most famous for its white wines principally from Albariño grapes though there are other varieties. If you are a white wine fan then this area is a must on wines to … Continue reading D.O. Rías Baixas
Yesterday’s white wine from Finca Can Feixes included a grape called Malvasía de Sitges. Malvasía is a white wine grape grown here in Spain and know for producing sweet wines. Sitges is a pretty coastal town south of Barcelona. The question in my mind is whether this is a standard Malvasía Grape or some strange … Continue reading Malvasía de Sitges
As promised here are the amazing charts emailed to me by Reserva y Cata explaining the difference between Ecological, Biodynamic and Natural Wine in Europe. All in Spanish I'm afraid but hopefully you'll get it.
In honour of our return to The Honest Wine Drinker I hereby declare this Champagne week. Possibly even Champagne Fortnight given how much of the stuff me and my mates have drunk celebrating the return of our freedoms (long may that continue!) I'm sure you are all well versed in the bubbly stuff but just … Continue reading Champagne Week
One of my favourite wine grapes for it full body and floral flavours. What's not to love about this grape. Good to see that Spanish wine producers are beginning to experiment with it. For more information on this white wine varietal from France check out this article by winefolly.com by clicking on the image below.
You may know this grape as Macabeo or Alcañol, Blanca de Daroca, Forcalla, Gredelín and Perpignan. Whatever you call it, it is one of Spain's top white wine varietals and used extensively throughout the country. Check out this article by Decántalo in homage to the popular Spanish grape variety by clicking on the image below.
Most wine authorities seem to agree that the Negramoll grape variety of the Canary Islands and the Tinta Negra Mole grape of Madeira are in fact the same, however no one has yet proved this fact. There is more information out there on Tinta Negra Mole, though not a great deal. Negramoll rarely gets a … Continue reading Negramoll Grape Variety