Interpreting Wine podcaster Lawrence Francis on world wine regions, marketing strategy and the power of storytelling.
Tag: Spanish wine
The Bottle Less Chosen
Why you should keep exploring wine, even after you know what you like.
Best Wine Bars: Los Picos Cafe
Sometimes the best wine bars are not wine bars at all. At least that’s the case with Los Picos, a cafe in Valencia’s Ruzafa neighborhood.
Women in Wine: Ana Mendez Gil
Versatus, evokes the heft of wedding silver and the delicacy of crystal goblets. This masterpiece is the handiwork of third-generation wine-maker Ana Mendez Gil of Genus De Vinum, in Ourense, Galicia.
Vinelands: Casa Los Frailes
In 1771, Maria Jose Velazquez’s ancestor bought at auction the house and property in the vall d’Albaida that, 200 years later, became Casa Los Frailes. Before Carlos III stamped them out, Jesuit friars (‘frailes’) lived in this small valley not far from the Mediterranean coast, tended vineyards, made wine and stored it in clay amphorae, tall as coffins, sunk into the cool earth in the low-beamed cellar.
Wine and Music: Luciano Armellino
Mentioning music to Luciano Armellino is like opening the throttle on a speed-boat. His voice lifts; words skim through memories, bouncing, buoyed by enthusiasm. “I’m a music fanatic,”
February’s wine highlights
Small is Beautiful: Celler Gurgu
Against the backdrop of a world turning itself into a Dali canvas, there is reassurance in connecting with handcraft, labor, the senses. Wine is, more than ever, more than a diversion; it is a link to the past and future.
Cheese Ploughman’s + Falcata
I had planned the perfect pairing: cheese ploughman’s with a fresh, crispy baguette accompanied by a zingy Albarino or Godello… Read more Cheese Ploughman’s + Falcata
Guitian Godello 2014, Valdeorras
This review was a thank you letter, as you shall see. Written in Castellano for a friend for whom it… Read more Guitian Godello 2014, Valdeorras