How to fall in love with Carignan

How to fall in love with Carignan

By Miquel Hudin Growing up in California you are indoctrinated with the idea that our "Golden State" is at the center of the world when it fact it's at the very end of it. After the second dot-com crash, I realized that all that glittered was not gold and started traveling more, finding that each trip away from my birthplace got successively longer. At one point, it became impractical to live in California anymore as my career in wine writing started growing and so in 2012 I arrived to Barcelona with the intention…Read more
Vinhos de Lisboa – Venha descobrir mais do que uma cidade

Vinhos de Lisboa – Venha descobrir mais do que uma cidade

Por Nuno de Oliveira Garcia Portugal é mundialmente conhecido pelo seu Vinho do Porto, vinho que, como alguns poderão saber, não resulta de uvas proveniente da cidade do Porto, mas sim da região do Douro que começa a 100 kms a Este da cidade e se estende até Espanha. O nome Vinho do Porto resulta do facto de ser a partir da cidade do Porto (a segunda cidade de Portugal, depois de Lisboa) que o vinho era exportado em navios, sobretudo para Inglaterra. Mas se o Vinho do Porto é o ex-libris dos…Read more
Wine marketing: listening to the consumer

Wine marketing: listening to the consumer

By Juan Park I must confess that I know of hardly anyone who voted for Brexit or Donald Trump. I live in London; I have dual British-American citizenship, but there were no signs. No conversations within my circle of friends, with my work colleagues, or on Facebook or Twitter gave an inkling as to what was to occur in 2016. I woke up a little shocked, as many did. Despite the polls indicating it was neck and neck, particularly in Britain, the fact that no one thought that result was possible is interesting.…Read more
Winemaking in the Danube area in the early 19th century  and its effects on today

Winemaking in the Danube area in the early 19th century and its effects on today

By Michael Moosbrugger Summary: This essay is a reflection of the experiences made in the past 15 years since 2001, when the winery started to produce wines related to the first half of the 19th century. A comparison is made between modern and traditional way of winemaking as well in terms of oenological differences and results. Different aspects in that respect are addressed regarding perception and the role of the winemaker hence and now. The content of this essay is a reflection of the experiences I made in the past 15 years since…Read more
Spanish Wines in the United States

Spanish Wines in the United States

A conversation with Eric Solomon, founder or European Cellars -What is the current state of Spanish wines in the United States? Curious but cautious. -Curious? How? More and more Americans are traveling to Spain and there is an increasing interest in Spanish cuisine and regional wines. When I meet people who have returned from Spain, they tell me that they had no idea that it was such a large country – it’s more like four countries when you travel from Galicia to Barcelona with different languages, foods, traditions and wines. It seems that…Read more
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
Why young people don’t drink wine

Why young people don’t drink wine

By Joan Gómez Pallarès According to the WHO, youth goes from 20 to 24 years old, yet WHO wise man not have into account the sociological part that this definition should include:, at what point social youngness comes to a complete stop in our world -occidental and more or less technologicaly advanced-? Youth is a biological process that does not have anything to do with age, but also with each person’s life conditions and state of mental maturity: what you decide in your life and in what factors you do this. In this sense,…Read more