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The Spain theme was also present in the whites, and this showed the real quality and subtler, smoother power of Tondonia Blanco Reserva over …

Though not a full vintage – a Colheita rather than Frasqueira – this was a very good example of fully-sweet Malvasia Madeira. Medium amber. …

Another one of the better Lanzarotean bodegas, and having tried their basic wine (a little short) on the first night, Katy & I encountered …

Katy and I discovered this by dropping in on the winery, whilst cycling through the crazy-insane vineyards in Lanzarote’s La Geria volcanic zone. Each …

I was invited by Wines of Crete, a non-profit organisation formed by Cretan wineries less than 10 years ago, to spend 3 days exploring …

This was then designed to be the centrepiece of Mum’s 60th – a 60 year old Madeira. And it performed pretty well too. And …

Contino were the first Rioja bodega to be set up in the mode of a Bordeaux château, with estate grapes from vineyards surrounding the …

On 9th May 2018, I went to my first edition of the fabled trade tasting, the Big Fortified Tasting. The clue is in the …

Neophysics: n. the scientific process of being a neophyte OK, so I invented a word. It came to me during my first experience of …