From Rioja to Basingstoke


Last week saw a winemaking legend visit our Basingstoke HQ. Alvaró Palacios came to show us a fantastic selection of his (quite frankly astounding) wines and talk to us (all too briefly in the hour time-slot) about his wine making history.

Starting at his family’s vineyard, Bodega Palacios Remondo (in Rioja), Alvaro trained for a while at Ch. Petrus in Bordeaux and then, at the age of 25, headed off to Priorat to start his solo venture. He now also runs Descendientes de J. Palacios with his nephew (and biodynamic advocate) Ricardo Perez in Bierzo. In this brief video he tells us about how and why he set about creating a village appellation system for his wines in Priorat.