Whilst the Peñín Guide retains the 'brand' of its founder, José Peñín, it has been run by the oenologist, Carlos González, for several years, and become the most important and most prestigious guide to Spanish wines. It is, without any doubt, the guide most often consulted by wine professionals and enthusiasts. The publishing house has just … [Read more...] about Familia Martínez Bujanda: Well represented in the 2017 Peñín Guide
Harvest in the Rioja region is looking very good after at least three consecutive clearly abnormal harvests. In this respect, 2013 was an atypical year, more similar to those that were common until the end of the eighties: cold years with difficult harvests in late October, which had little or nothing to do with typical twenty-first century … [Read more...] about 2016: ‘exhibition’ year at Finca Valpiedra
The grape harvest in the Rueda region is the earliest of the Familia Martínez Bujanda vineyards. Finca Montepedroso is a winery surrounded by 25 hectares of vineyards on a plateau at an altitude of 750 metres; the harvesting is fairly uniform as is the ripening of the grapes. As a matter of fact, in just three or four days, spread over two weeks, … [Read more...] about Finca Montepedroso: the grapes are now in the winery
The harvest season has finally arrived and we have been picking grapes for two weeks at Finca Antigua (DO La Mancha). Certainly, we will have to wait until the end of October to really know about the quality of this vintage but we have great expectations. Last year, it was the earliest harvest season ever. This year however; the dates are the usual … [Read more...] about As harvest season kicks off at Finca Antigua…we anticipate another great vintage!
There are tens, even hundreds, of myths and false perceptions surrounding wine which, on many occasions, can mislead us and prevent us from enjoying such a wonderful product. This is a small selection of some of these false myths: The older the better: probably inherited from the culture of the Rioja region from the second part of the … [Read more...] about Six myths concerning wine which are false