Jerez: pleasure & frustration

Jerez: pleasure & frustration

By Jens Riis I admit to having a major weak spot for sherries (and other fortified Spanish wines). Over the years I’ve had many chances to enjoy these great wines; but, the low level of interest I perceive in Spain makes for serious concern & frustration. The saying “nobody is a prophet in their own land” defines it to perfection; from what I can see, sherries continue to out of sync with consumer preferences in this country. I seldom see people ordering a fino in a bar or restaurant; that said there have…Read more
The best bottles of 2014

The best bottles of 2014

Some of the most exciting bottles enjoyed in 2014. Red Clos Mogador 1989 Clos Martinet 1989 Clos Dofí 1989 Clos Erasmus 1989 Chave L'Hermitage 2009 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1998 Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques 2008 Flor de Pingus 1995L’Ermita 1993 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1990 Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Reserva 1954 Château Grand Puy Lacoste 1982 Château Lagrange 1982 Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 Château Latour 2000 Domaine Trapet Chambertin Grand Cru 2010 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche 2003 (Magnum) Viña Real Reserva 1964…Read more