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3 reasons you must visit Château Lynch-Bages

Any wine tour to Bordeaux would be incomplete without a trip to Château Lynch-Bages. Fans of Bordeaux wine will already be familiar with this top Pauillac estate, ranked as a fifth growth in the well-known 1855 classification. To be ranked as a Grand Cru Classé property, on any tier, is a huge deal for a […]

3 surprising food pairings for Coto de Imaz Rioja

We’ve grabbed a bottle of Coto de Imaz Rioja for a little experiment, and you’re going to want to see what we’ve done. There’s a lot of tradition in wine, and Rioja wine is no exception. Pairing Rioja with food often follows age-old rules or guidelines, handed down through generations. This isn’t a bad thing. […]

3 reasons to drink Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is among the finest wines in the world. Located in the St. Julien appellation of Bordeaux, France, the property has been making red Bordeaux wine since the 17th century. It enjoys a deservedly stellar reputation, but it’s not cheap. Some people will never spend hundreds of euros on a bottle of wine, and […]

If You Like Parra Alta Malbec, You’ll Love These

Ah, Parra Alta Malbec – brambly, full bodied and jammy. You’re everything I look for in an easy drinking red, and yet, if you know where to look, there are better wines to be had. Better!? Oh yes. If your palette is anything like mine, you’ll love to read about these fruitier, fuller bodied answers […]

Is Château Pétrus the world’s best wine?

Bordeaux has no shortage of superstar wines. Names like Château Margaux and Château Cheval Blanc are known and admired throughout the world. Despite their reputation (and price), there is an estate in the small commune of Pomerol whose reputation is even better: Château Pétrus.

3 reasons to try Viña Ardanza Reserva

Viña Ardanza Reserva is one of our favourite Rioja Reserva wines, and we’re pretty sure that you’ll love it too. You could just take our word for it, but that’s not how we like to do things. Instead, we’ve thought (and tasted) long and hard, and come up with three reasons that you should really […]

Siglo Rioja: Is there a better wine bargain out there?

Siglo Rioja just might be the best value wine that money can buy. There’s a wine out there to suit every budget. Some people like to spend hundreds – or thousands – of euro per bottle. If you’re one of them, and you can afford it, then more power to you! Grab that bottle of […]

3 wines to drink instead of Piedra del Rayo Rioja

Piedra del Rayo Rioja is a popular, easy-to-drink Spanish wine. You may know it, you may even love it. It’s inexpensive, it’s fruity and it tastes good. Those are all good points when it comes to picking a wine, for sure, but we think we can do better. The wine world is big, and there […]