Spanish Basque Cider and Txotx are a celebratory tradition and way of life in northern Spain. An acquired taste for some and heaven in a glass for others, ‘sidra’ is a dry and very spunky alternative beverage. I feature cider from Isastegi this month.
Small, organic, and producing sleek, mineral-driven wines, Domaine Gueguen Chablis and their rare Cepage Confidentiel are two wines to try now.
Ramato is similar to a rosé and an orange wine but is it? Traditionally made in Fiuli-Venezia Giulia, I dig into this wine to find out more.
In the northwest of Roussillon touching the Languedoc, the small wine region Maury sits in the remote Agly Valley Hills. Wine was introduced here in 600 B.C. by the Phoenicians and Greeks. Historically, neither the Cathars nor Knights Templar came out alive, but the wines produced there did, and are some of the best in Roussillon today. (The above photo… Read more »
Discover the Maury wine region in Roussillon with the French #Winophiles – small with gnarly old vines and fantastic wines!
Versatile and food friendly, Lambrusco ranks from fun and frothy to a serious contender. I grabbed an in between pleaser from Medici Ermete.
The dramatic landscape, the diverse soils, and the variety of wines made in this petit piece of land in the north-west of Roussillon are stunning. Welcome to Maury.
On a trip to Aragón a few years ago, we had the opportunity to delve into the wines of this somewhat isolated Spanish region. Basing ourselves in the historic city Zaragoza, we visited vineyards and wineries to obtain an overview of the area, the land (where rainfall is in short supply) and the varied faces of Garnacha. One in particular… Read more »
There are several areas in the world noted as verdant yet the Rias Baixas region in Galicia, Spain tops many and offers their star grape, Albariño.
Spring is transition time, a deliberate shift from the heaviness of winter to outward energy and light. Loimer’s Grüners are a shift from light to great pleasure. Austria put itself on the wine map via one grape, Grüner Veltliner. It’s the leader among grape varieties in the country and thriving in 41% of the total vine area. To learn more… Read more »