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Douro’s Quinta do Judeu: The Wise and Ancient Valley

Douro’s Quinta do Judeu: The Wise and Ancient Valley There is a story which has weaved its way, like old gnarled vine itself, into the history of the Alves de Carvalho family’s spectacular Douro valley winery, Quinta Do Judeu. It centres around the Judeo-Roman statue from which the winery takes its name, an imposing figure who stands watchful, …

In search of the Mad Hairy Fella

Taming the wild beast: In search of the gorú in his Jumilla spiritual home LAST WEEK during a trip to Cartagena I decided to make, along with my small daughters Este (3) and Tilly (1), the 150km pilgrimage across Murcia to the wine region of Jumilla, to visit one of our most popular suppliers Ego Bodegas. …

Gassac 2015 Red / 2016 White Pre-Sale Offer Ends Sunday 5th March!

THE 2015 HARVEST was the last year seen by Gassac patriarch and Languedoc fine wine pioneer Aimé Guibert, who died last summer aged 91. Fittingly, the gods smiled on the vintage – which was unbelievable – and nearly all the wine sold out within a month, before it had even been bottled. Decanter reported at …

Spanish wine sale now on

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SPANISH WINE SALE NOW ON – ARRIBA, ARRIBA!

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L’Ecriture Terrasses du Larzac – in 30+ Michelin starred restaurants!

Le Mas de l’Ecriture (‘ecriture’ means ‘scripture’), run by Pascal Fulla (who enjoyed 20 years as a ‘juriste‘, or legal expert, before, in a carpe diem moment, turning to wine) and his daughter Lea, is situated in the south of France, a short drive from Montpellier. The superb terroir, between the Mediterranean and the Larzac …

BIG January Sale now on!

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ON PROMO: Quixote Vino de Pagos

VINO DE PAGO, the highest classification that can be attained under Spanish wine law, was introduced in 2003 to cover individual, pioneering, high-end bodegas whose consistently-superlative wines fell outside the normal appellation system. Previously, these brilliant bottles were banished to the wretched ‘vino de la mesa’ (table wine) basket, a travesty, given their calibre. Pago …

BACK AGAIN: Le Mas de l’Ecriture, Terrasses du Larzac

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