Spain: Peter Sisseck New Releases—Pingus, Hacienda Monasterio and Bodegas San Francisco Javier

Peter Sisseck tends to harvest early, so he was able to take a break to taste the bottled 2019s and the 2020s from cask while I was at the winery....

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Spain: Update on the Canary Islands – Focus on Gran Canaria and the Terroirs of Lanzarote

Wine production in the Canary Islands is relatively small, and less than a handful of the wineries I reviewed on this trip existed 10 years ago....

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Spain: Canary Islands Renaissance

It’s thrilling to see an old wine region come back to life, and that’s what has happened to the Canary Islands in the last decade....

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Reviewers’ Favorites 2021: Luis Gutiérrez

These are not necessarily my highest-scoring wines, but some are! I’ve also included an element of discovery, excitement and novelty in my selection here, with wines from Chile, Argentina, Spain...

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Spain: Aragón and Navarra 2021

Vintages 2018, 2019 and 2020 represent close to 90% of the wines included in this article, and the trend for a Garnacha revival is stronger than ever....

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Spain: Gredos on Fire!

This report includes five or six new names, which shows how dynamic the region is if 10 of the 40 or so producers are new in the last couple of...

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Spain: Vega Sicilia Group 2021 Releases

This covers the upcoming wines from the Vega Sicilia Group in Spain. They will be released on February 1 and should reach the markets around March....

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Spain: (Mostly) Priorat and Montsant – Mostly 2017s and 2018s

For this report, I tasted a majority of wines from 2017 and 2018 (nearly 80% of the notes included here), two very different, almost opposite vintages....

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Spain, Galicia: Is Ribeiro Finally Taking Off?

Ribeiro is like the crossroads of Galician viticulture. It’s where the coastal Atlantic climate meets the more Mediterranean climate from inland, with local grapes from each. Huge diversity....

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Spain, Galicia: Spotlight on Ribeira Sacra

Ribeira Sacra has one of the most amazing vineyard landscapes not only in Galicia or Spain but also in the world! It’s a really dramatic place—“heroic viticulture” is what they...

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