Spain: Vega Sicilia Group 2021 Releases

This covers the upcoming wines from the Vega Sicilia Group in Spain. They will be released on February 1 and should reach the markets around March....

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Spain: (Mostly) Priorat and Montsant – Mostly 2017s and 2018s

For this report, I tasted a majority of wines from 2017 and 2018 (nearly 80% of the notes included here), two very different, almost opposite vintages....

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Spain, Galicia: Is Ribeiro Finally Taking Off?

Ribeiro is like the crossroads of Galician viticulture. It’s where the coastal Atlantic climate meets the more Mediterranean climate from inland, with local grapes from each. Huge diversity....

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Spain, Galicia: Spotlight on Ribeira Sacra

Ribeira Sacra has one of the most amazing vineyard landscapes not only in Galicia or Spain but also in the world! It’s a really dramatic place—“heroic viticulture” is what they...

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Catalan Food and Culture Knows No Border

The traditions and cultures of Catalonia live in not only Spain, but also France....

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Amics: Friends in Priorat

Get to know this restaurant inside the Buil & Giné winery and hotel....

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A Wine Lover’s Guide to Madrid

Luis Gutiérrez gives us the inside scoop on where to go....

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Spain, Rioja: Wind of Change

Guess what? I tasted more wines from Rioja than ever before for this report, which is my fourth on the region. The bulk of my tastings were wines from 2015—some...

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Get To Know The Bold, Innovative Flavors Of Basque Cuisine

Chef Josean Alija of one-Michelin-starred Nerua talks about his home region’s cooking....

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Kiro Sushi: Ginza in Rioja?

Step inside the Michelin-starred 10-seat sushi counter in the heart of Rioja....

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