Tim Atkin, master of wine and the top international opinion leader, who was not afraid to rank the wineries in the Rioja region, published his second monographic report in January, Rioja Special Report 2017, having tasted 850 wines from more than 150 wineries. Atkin maintains his 'controversial' winery pyramid from last year in which, following … [Read more...] about Atkin recognises Finca Valpiedra
What is known as the ‘Law of the Pendulum’ has numerous applications, from politics to the history of mankind. It basically says that movement is cyclical and that when something approaches an extreme it will stay like that for some time but the following reaction will be a movement towards the opposite extreme. This concept can largely be applied … [Read more...] about Wine Trends and Familia Martínez Bujanda
It is far from outrageous to refer to the wine industry as one of the most innovative sectors in the world. The extraordinary competence and atomisation in wine making and the need to surprise and offer new sensations means that wineries are constantly investing financial and human capital in developing new and different products. At Familia … [Read more...] about Infinitus; a world to be discovered
Last month, we devoted an entry in this space to Familia Martínez Bujanda wines as a gift option at Christmas. An extraordinarily versatile offering catering for different profiles...and pockets, including our magnificent Infinitus; the best red wines in terms of value for money according to the 2017 Peñín Guide. A few weeks ago, Mikel López … [Read more...] about How to choose the right wines for your table at Christmas
The term 'Crianza' is used to denote the ageing of wines in oak barrels and in bottles. That is how it is defined by Spanish legislation. This word stipulates the minimum periods of time a wine must remain in the barrel in order to be able to feature the term 'Crianza' on its label and the use of oak recipients of a certain capacity (up to 330 … [Read more...] about Finca Montepedroso: Aged On The Lees!