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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 […]

Vega Sicilia Único: Is it worth the money?

Vega Sicilia Único is one of Spain’s most iconic wines, and is considered by many to be the best red wine in the world. Sounds good, right? The one thing to keep in mind before picking up a case or two is that Vega Sicilia Único does not exactly come cheap. This is not an […]

Is Faustino I the world’s greatest Rioja Gran Reserva?

Bodegas Faustino is one of Spain’s best-known wineries, and Faustino I is its flagship wine. Popular throughout the world, it’s no surprise to learn that Faustino I is the world’s most exported Gran Reserva Rioja. Its iconic label and distinctive frosted bottle make it instantly recognisable wherever you go, and it is a mainstay of […]

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 […]

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 […]