Reviewers’ Favorites 2021: Luis Gutiérrez

These are not necessarily my highest-scoring wines, but some are! I’ve also included an element of discovery, excitement and novelty in my selection here, with wines from Chile, Argentina, Spain...

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Spain: Aragón and Navarra 2021

Vintages 2018, 2019 and 2020 represent close to 90% of the wines included in this article, and the trend for a Garnacha revival is stronger than ever....

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Spain: Gredos on Fire!

This report includes five or six new names, which shows how dynamic the region is if 10 of the 40 or so producers are new in the last couple of...

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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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