Spanish Rose wines have never really enjoyed the same popularity as there red and white brothers. Even though Spain is one of the top producers, in terms of quantity, for Rose wines they are largely unknown both at home and abroad. However a number of bodegas are trying to change this and produce wines better … Continue reading Trend for Spanish Roses
The eternal argument in the wine world between mass produced commercial wines versus traditionally produced higher quality wines. According to the article below ‘“Trying these popular bottles, I thought, would etch in stark relief the yawning chasm between mass-produced industrial bottles,” and “wines that are agricultural products”, he wrote. He added: “It may well be … Continue reading Do Commercial Wines Create Wine Lovers?
Brilliant solution! Well done Naked Wine Club. Check out the New York Post article here:
Interesting article on work underway to identify the genetic base of local grape varieties and harmonise then naming of these grapes to avoid confusion. One of the local grapes mentioned is the Albillo Criollo which was used in yesterday’s wine tasting. Click on image to open article ‘You Say Malvasia, I say Rojal’
We've all seen the shocking news of the fires raging in Australia. The loss of life and the devastation to the land and wildlife is horrific. Whilst not top of the agenda the Australian wine industry has also been badly effected with many families losing their livelihoods and years worth of work. Here is an … Continue reading Fires in Australia
So here we in 2020 looking forward to another year filled with new and exciting wines. Who knows where my tastebuds will take me this year, but here are some recommendations from top Sommeliers on wines to look out for this year. Click on the image beliw to open the full article by forbes.com
A great article by winefolly.com on the highs and lows of the wine industry in 2019. It's been one hell of a year. Roll on 2020.
My own experience of no alcohol wines has been patchy to say the least. They're usually too sweet for me do I stick to tonic water if I need a break from wine. However according to thedrinksbusiness.com things have improved and manufacturers are using innovative methods to reproduce the unique flavours usually imparted by a … Continue reading Best No Alcohol Wines
In honour of Monday’s wine (Bótijo Blanco) which was a rather nice Garnacha Blanca, here is an article from Spanishwinelover.com about the renaissance of this lovely grape variety here. GoSpain! Click on the image below to open the full article.
There was I thinking alcoholic grape juice was a Vegan as you can get. Turns out they use animal derived products as fining agents which basically remove any left over particles and leave a clearer looking wine. Now M&S and Spar, two UK supermarkets have announced that their own brand wines will in future all … Continue reading M&S Wines To Go 100% Vegan