Unless you are a Port connoisseur the wonderful world of Port and knowing a Ruby from a Tawny or LBV from a Vintage can certainly be a bit baffling at first. We have compiled this short and concise guide to help you get the most out of your Port wine experience and understand fully what […]
Italian Red Grapes Aglianico: used to make quality full-bodied red wines in Campania (best commune being Taurasi) and also in up and coming Basilicata. Of Greek origin, it was known as “Vitis Hellenica” Aleatico: strong Mediterranean red varietal grown on the island of Elba and also in Puglia and Lazio Barbera: makes both elegant and […]
A-D Abboccato – slightly sweet Acerbo – tart, “green” Acescenza – volatile wine Aceto – vinegar, usually made with a wine base Aglianico – ancient red grape grown in the Campania region of Italy (south of Naples) Alcool – alcohol Amabile – off dry (semi-sweet) Amaro – bitter Annata – vintage year Appassimento – the […]
Detailed wine and spirits glossary from Aguardiente to Xarel.lo and much in between! Know your Oloroso from your Amontillado and learn how to read the labels of your fave bottles If you are interested in visiting Spain, why not check out our Luxury La Rioja Wine Tour Aguardiente – A strong transparent spirit distilled from […]
Grape varieties are still not referred to that much in Spain, especially in the case of red wine, most people talking about a Rioja or Ribera. On the contrary, it is very common to hear requests for an Albariño (from Galicia) and Verdejo (Rueda). Here we have listed the key players, you will notice that […]
It´s official- Autumn/Fall is here (in the Northern hemisphere), and what a beautiful time of year it is indeed! And with the colder, shorter days we are craving rich food and wine! For gourmets, some wonderful spots in November include Piedmont (it´s white truffle season, basically culinary Nirvana!), lovely Lyon (gastro paradise) and La Rioja […]
Recommended Cocktail Recipes from Spain- Liven up your dinner parties! Riotous, colorful celebrations are very much a part of Spanish life, and no Spanish party is complete without a great selection of beers, wines, and cocktails. Indeed, alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) drinks are an integral part of Spain’s gastronomic and cultural traditions; the country has been […]
Ten Best South African Wine Estates South Africa is now an undisputed first division wine-producing country. Years of hard work, investment and diligence have left the country with an increasing number of superstar wineries, producing world-class wines at prices to match! This explosion of high-quality wine has been partially led by a growing number of […]
Fine White Wines from Galicia It is hard to believe that until recently these two wonderful and increasingly popular white varieties – Godello and Albariño, grown in Galicia in north-west Spain – have languished in obscurity. Of course, local growers and Spanish connoisseurs championed their virtues for decades, but it is only over the past […]
Italy has a unique place amongst European nations in Jewish history. The legacy of Jewish culture in Italy spans over two thousand years – from the early recorded Roman period to today. The country contains some of the oldest communities of Jewish citizens in Europe – over the centuries, Jewish communities in Italy have absorbed […]
The Ten Most Expensive Wines from California California, and in particular the famed Napa Valley, has now been producing fine wine for over three decades; Napa’s leading estates have become infamous the world over for the price and scarcity of their wines. Indeed, the ancestors of today’s winery owners would no doubt be shocked at […]
Some Terrific French Wines- “Cellar Tours Favorites” We are often asked by our clients to include the “best” wineries in their tours (we organize wine tours in France, among other destinations), and this is of course can mean many things. It can mean most expensive, most marketed and famous, most widely sold in your area, […]
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