Category: Spanish Wine

Talking terroir

Our Spain Buyer, Catriona Felstead MW, caught up with Finca Allende’s Miguel Ángel de Gregorio to talk to him about his career and a seminal moment in his quest for terroir in Rioja The 2015 vintage sees the realisation of a project that has been in Miguel Ángel de Gregorio’s mind for 20 years, with […]

Sangenís i Vaqué: a family affair

Sangenís i Vaqué, based on the dramatic and rugged slops of Priorat, is a family winery with a unique approach. Here, Catalan-based wine writer Miquel Hudin shares a little of the estate’s history and future Having roots in Spain’s Priorat wine region means having a family that has seen some incredibly bleak times. While in […]

Out of place: the new rules in Rioja

Following changes to the laws surrounding Rioja in recent months, Felipe Carvallo reports on the new rules, and what they mean for producers determined to focus on the region’s terroir This summer saw a landmark shift in Rioja’s labelling regulations, which are controlled by its regional body the Consejo Regulador. Until now, the system has […]

A culinary culture

Txokos are societies dedicated to celebrating northern Spain’s extraordinary culinary and vinous heritage. Food writer Victoria Stewart reports on how these gastronomic gatherings came about and what goes on behind the societies’ (normally) shut doors Sitting in a room that feels like the intersection of a village hall and a somewhat dated restaurant, on one […]