The 1855 Bordeaux classification: the creation of an elite In 1855, the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce took an unprecedented step that would transform the Medoc region’s fortunes. After much debate and disagreement, it was decided that the area would benefit from a formalized classification. The impetus was the upcoming Paris Exhibition – the Bordeaux establishment […]
Which are the best wineries to visit in Bordeaux? Over the past ten years, a remarkable transformation has swept across Bordeaux, as chateaux owners wake up to the value of oenotourism. “Bordeaux realizes that we need to embrace, not just accept tourists,” observed Angelus owner Hubert de Bouard in June 2019. This philosophy is spreading […]
Which are the best wineries to visit in Tuscany? Sightseeing and wine drinking in Tuscany – is there a more perfect combination in life? Even Bacchus, the god of wine, would envy a road trip through Tuscany’s wine heartlands, marveling at the most spectacular scenery on earth. To taste, drink, and dine exceedingly well, this […]
What are the Best Wines of Argentina? The term ‘icon wine’ is ubiquitous in the fine wine trade yet difficult to precisely define – what makes a wine truly exceptional? An ensemble of different elements is required – namely, outstanding terroir, winemaking, and historical pedigree – bound together in perfection to forge something far greater […]
If anyone wants an example of how a wine-producing nation can completely reinvent itself, they should look to Spain. Once renowned for Rioja, Sherry, and indeed, little else, Spain now boasts a plethora of fashionable regions and modern wineries, sustained by continuing investment from both local entrepreneurs and global visionaries. Moreover, massive investment in regions […]
In the right hands, a winery can be far more than merely a functional center for processing grapes and producing wine. After all, making great wine is as much an art form as a science – so why shouldn’t a winery reflect the inherent beauty of wine-making? The world’s greatest architects, from Sir Norman Foster […]
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 […]
Wines of the Camino de Santiago- Wine Tasting along the Saint James Pilgrimage This has been a record year for the number of pilgrims on the “Camino de Santiago” with visitors from all over the world and traveling clear across the North of Spain to Santiago de Compostela on foot, cycling, horseback, and those with […]
VEGA SICILIA- EL VALOR DE UN MITO, Alberto Coronado No se sabe a ciencia cierta de cuando data exactamente la primera botella del mítico tinto Vega Sicilia si es de 1917 o de 1915, lo que si es cierto que había nacido algo más que un vino. Había nacido la leyenda, no sólo del vino […]
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