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  • Article Don't quote me

    Rioja – where are the classics?

    Andrew Licudi, who commutes between Gibraltar and Edinburgh and wrote this recent competition entry, laments the passing of classical rioja. See…

    30 Oct 2018 Guest contributor
  • Article Tasting articles

    Valbuena 2013, and other recent vintages

    This is the first in a series of Spanish tasting articles to be published this week, of which the most extensive is Ferran's survey of the exciting…

    21 Aug 2018 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Tasting articles

    Ribera del Duero analysed

    Ferran presents his ground-breaking analysis of the finest grape sources in one of Spain's top wine regions - complete with one of his incomparable…

    13 Apr 2016 Ferran Centelles
  • Article Tasting articles

    Vega Sicilia - revolution not required

    Vega Sicilia’s new technical director Gonzalo Iturriaga de Juan, who arrived at the estate in September last year, has quickly picked up owner and CEO…

    1 Mar 2016 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Inside information

    2015 in Spain - a vintage report

    Ahead of tomorrow's massive compilation of tasting notes on Spanish and Portuguese wines, we publish this report on the vintage currently in Spain's…

    8 Dec 2015 Ferran Centelles
  • Article Free for all

    The Tempranillo craze

    A shorter version of this article is also published by the Financial Times.We were entertaining an American specialist in fine wine the other day. She…

    11 Oct 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Vega Sicilia Único back to1920

    After teasing us with Alion 1991-2003 and other Vega Sicilia offerings in 2007, owner Pablo Álvarez and winemaker Javier Ausás came to London in June…

    8 Aug 2012 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Vega Sicilia - the tasting notes

    Vega Sicilia (profiled here) belongs to a number of associations and groups, such as Primum Familiae Vini, the association of family-owned wine…

    31 Jan 2012 Luis Gutiérrez
  • Article Inside information

    Vega Sicilia, a Ribera del Duero legend

    See here for tasting notes from 1942 to 2007. The name of this world-famous, historic Spanish bodega has nothing to do with Sicily. It is simply a…

    30 Jan 2012 Luis Gutiérrez
  • Article Inside information

    Sisseck, farmer, analyst, and of St-Émilion

    This is the second part of Luis Gutiérrez' report from the maker of Spain's most famous modern red, Pingus. See here for part 1. The…

    17 Nov 2011 Luis Gutiérrez
  • Article Free for all

    2010 - outstanding Riberas?

    José Manuel Ortega of O Fournier sends the following upbeat report from his winery in Ribera del Duero - sister to others in Chile and Argentina.…

    27 Oct 2010 Guest contributor
  • Article Tasting articles

    Aalto – the tasting notes

    Please read these notes, taken at Aalto’s new UK importers Justerini & Brooks, in conjunction with my account of how Spain is invading St James’s. In…

    23 Apr 2007 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    Save the Duero

      See here to details of this plan and, if you agree that it is not desirable, please sign the petition.

    6 Feb 2007 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    Ribera del Duero hailed

    There's always at least one great hail disaster each summer and this year it seems to have struck a region which already had far too many producers…

    30 Jul 2001 Jancis Robinson