Tag: Spain

Singing Garnacha’s praises

Named after the tuneful and gregarious Calandra lark, La Calandria is the Navarran producer known for its often flamboyant methods of realising the finest expressions of pure Garnacha. Here co-founder Javier Continente espouses the grape’s particular virtues. We do the most work in the countryside, rather than in the cellar. First we make an investigation […]

Divide and rule

As Champagne alternatives rise in popularity, with English sparkling wine trickling into the mainstream, Cava continues to battle its low-quality image. Here Simon Field MW – our Buyer for both Spain and Champagne – formally introduces the wines of two quality-focused Cava houses producing superb wines. With apologies for the tired formula, it may be […]

Spain: translating tradition

This month Damian Carrington – Agency Director of Fields, Morris and Verdin – explains his fondness for Spain, a nation which he feels strikes the perfect balance between holding onto the past and seeking out its future. I will come clean. I love Spain and the Spanish. This is a love that has deep roots; […]

Grandes Pagos de España

As part of this month’s spotlight on all things Spanish, Simon Field MW – our Spain Buyer – reports on the Grandes Pagos de España, a truly unique and exciting organisation producing quite extraordinary wines. My relationship with the Grandes Pagos de España, initially at least, was something of an accident. On travels, in restaurants, […]