GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON Alicante Bouschet

Alicante Bouschet is a black grape variety widely cultivated since 1866 and planted mostly in Spain, Portugal and France. It is a cross of Petit Bouschet and Grenache. Alicante is a teinturier, a black grape with dark skins and flesh. In contrast, regular black wine grapes have dark skins, but clear flesh. In a blend, […]

WINE TRAVEL: EXCELLENT CHARDONNAY FROM NAVARRA, SPAIN

Navarra is a wine region surrounding the city of Pamplona in northern Spain and well-known for its rose wines. A feature of the Navarra is the extraordinary diversity of its climate and landscape which spread across more than 100 kilometres. The regions proximity of the Bay of Biscay in the north and the temperate influence […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON GRENACHE BLANC

Grenache Blanc is a popular white grape of Spanish origin. This is a very late ripening variety, which can fully ripen only in warm climate areas, where sunny weather and accumulated heat are guaranteed for a long period, particularly during the ripening period. That’s why it’s mostly grown in the valleys of the Rhone region […]

WINE NEWS: A huge change for Ribera del Duero wine-producing region

Ribera del Duero’s ruling council has changed its regulations. For the first time in its history, the region’s wineries are allowed to make white wines under the main DO. Before the new regulations for ‘La Ribera Blanca’ were finalized, white wine production was limited to one protected geographical indication, Castilla y Leon IGP, and accounted […]

WINE PAIRING: Charcuterie with Bodegas Protos

Are you expecting some guests tonight? And thinking about what you can serve to them as great starters? Offering Charcuterie and some red wine might be an option then!  🙂 Originated in France, and it translates to “pork-butcher shop”, Charcuterie is a branch of cookery involving prepared meats, such as ham, sausage, bacon or other […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON GRENACHE

Grenache or Garnacha is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. It ripens late and needs warm or hot climate like that in France and Spain, which are its largest wine producing regions. In Spain, Garnacha is an important blending partner in the wines of Priorat and Rioja. In […]

GRAPE VARIETY:F​OCUS ON ALBARIÑO

Albariño is a white grape variety which mostly grows in a warm climate in Northern Spain or Portugal. The grape responds well to the heat and humidity. However, to protect it from diseases, winemakers train the vines on pergola to encourage air circulation. This fashionable grape is naturally high in acidity and can produce refreshing […]

YOUR GUIDE TO RIBERA DEL DUERO WINE REGION ! 3 WINES SELECTED FOR YOU THIS WEEK!

Immerse yourself in this magnificent wine region! Spain is a millenary country, located in the south-west of Europe with a strong food and wine culture! The country is one of the largest producers of wine, and Spanish wines are popular worldwide. Today, we focus on wines made in Ribera del Duero. The region extremely hot […]

THE 3 HOTTEST PICKS OF THE WEEKEND ​: A FOCUS ON SICILY, RUEDA AND ALSACE DRY WHITE WINES

Surprise yourself with these exclusive fine wines from Europe! Our weekly recommendation is towards niche Old World regions producing white wines: Sicily in Italy, Rueda in Spain and Alsace in France. These areas have all in common the firm respect of tradition, the primary role of the terroir and the pursuit of organic viticulture and […]