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Cava and Beyond: Discover Spanish Sparkling Wines

Cava is Spain’s foremost sparkling wine. The vineyards of the Cava DO cover a large part of Spain’s growing land, though are concentrated in Catalunya. Recognisable brands like Arrestel Cava, Juvé y Camps Cava, and even Muga Rioja take pride of place in the Spanish sparkling wine section of wine shops throughout the world. So […]

Is Ferrer Bobet the best wine producer in Priorat?

For many wine lovers, the name Ferrer Bobet is inextricably linked with the Priorat wine region. Priorat wine is some of Spain’s very best. These are robust and full-bodied red wines, commanding high prices, capable of ageing and well able to stand up to strong food pairings. The region’s vineyards are steep and hilly, producing […]

Understanding medium dry Sherry and other fortified wine terms

Fortified wines are often a little tricky to understand. Labels are complicated and often bear unfamiliar, foreign-language terms that mean little to the average consumer: Just what is “medium dry Sherry”, for example? There are complex methods of production including highly specialised ageing and maturation. Store shelves have historically been dominated by large brands, such […]

Verdelho and Verdejo: What’s the difference?

“Verdelho” and “Verdejo” sound strikingly similar, but are they the same? You may know either (or both) terms from reading wine labels, but how much do you really know? Is “Verdelho” just another word for “Verdejo”, or is there more to it? Browsing wine shops or online wine sites, you might have come across a […]

3 French wines that Monte Real Rioja fans will love

Monte Real Rioja is a range of top Rioja wines produced by Bodegas Riojanas. The range covers Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva styles, among others. Along with other well-established names like Baron de Ley Rioja and Ramon Bilbao Rioja, Monte Real is one of Spain’s most popular exports. Though we love Rioja – and Spanish […]

A San Valentin wine or a rose bouquet? Last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and you’ve got nothing for your special someone. Sound familiar? Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered. You could go with the tried-and-trusted rose bouquet (or lesser bunch of flowers), like everyone else in your position, or you could give the gift of wine!

The best red wine gifts for Valentine’s Day

Picture this: It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. You and your significant other have a special evening planned. You’ve got dinner reservations at your favourite restaurant, or maybe you’re cooking something special at home. You’ve picked out the sweetest card you could find, and you’ve inscribed it with a beautiful message that […]

Host your own Muga Rioja wine dinner

Wine is inherently social, and there is perhaps no better way to enjoy it than in the company of good friends. An interesting twist on the more informal cocktail party or soirée is to organise and host your own wine dinner. A wine dinner brings together the best of food and wine, and usually built […]