Behind the Bottle - 2018 Releases from Descendientes de J. Palacios
We have been huge fans of the wines from Alvaro Palacios’ Bierzo estate, Descendientes de J. Palacios, for many years and following the latest release of his spectacular 2018s we wanted to look behind the bottle to find out what is so special about these wines and the region of Bierzo. Alvaro Palacios is one of the world’s most respected ...
Heroic Viticulture - The Unique Wines of Priorat
This week we caught up with Valenti Llagostera, one of the great Priorat producers from the Mas Doix winery. Valenti's knowledge of the region is unparalleled and fascinating to listen to - from its extraordinary history, its unique soils, its fateful battle with phylloxera, and it meteoric rise back onto the global stage. Priorat is one of the top appellations in Spain, being one of just two wine ...
Dujac 2014 En Primeur: Tasting Notes & Scores
Domaine Dujac's highly scored and highly sought after 2014 En Primeur releases have started to arrive (browse them here). FINE+RARE's buyer Jessica Bryans shares tasting notes and insight from her visit to this Burgundian legend... It was a chilly day back in November 2015 when I visited Domaine Dujac in Morey St Denis. But even on this - the dreariest ...
Tuscany Wine Journal, Day Five: Redigaffi
In the last installment of her Tuscan journal, FINE+RARE buyer Jessica Bryans visits Tua Rita, the vineyard behind the phenomenal Redigaffi, and Fonterutoli. Day One · Day Two · Day Three · Day Four My fifth and final day in Italy dawned bright and extremely early. I felt surprisingly fresh after a late dinner the previous evening with the wonderful Giovanni Mazzei of Fonterutoli at his ...
A Week in the Far East
Speak to anyone on the wine trade about the fine wine market and the words “The Far East” will inevitably come out within five minutes. Since the mid 1990s and perhaps more noticeably, the mid-2000s, more and more wine has been sold in what can no longer really be referred to as a new market. Without visiting the region to ...
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