Tag: Red Wine

Wine and Cheese Pairing: Perfect Wine Matches for 11 of the World’s Greatest Cheeses

Wine and Cheese Pairing: Perfect Wine Matches for 11 of the World’s Greatest Cheeses

  There is perhaps no food more closely associated with wine than cheese – and with good reason! Wine and cheese share deep and historical roots as artisan products, often produced side by side around the world. Much like wine grape varieties, cheeses are produced  … Read More

Top 8 Red Wine Grapes of Spain

Top 8 Red Wine Grapes of Spain

In a world of wine where a small number of grape varieties proliferate and virtually become ubiquitously interchangeable with the term “red wine” itself, Spain stands apart from the crowd as an important red wine producing country – from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives –  … Read More

Spoit Offer #119: Clos Mogador 2013 Priorat

2013 Clos Mogador PRIVATE IMPORT – PLACE ORDER — Why We Love It: It’s hard to come up with superlatives to describe Clos Mogador which haven’t already been used. There is something so seemingly mythical and lyrical – even poetic – about this iconic Spanish  … Read More

Spot Offer #103: la Bastide St Dominique Cotes-du-Rhone

Deep brilliant purple colour, with bright raspberry, strawberry and black currant fruit upfront, framed by silky mouth-coating tannins. Elegant and medium to full-bodied, this wine has a richness and concentration which cry out for fattier cuts of meat like beef or lamb. The finish is long and clean with lingering notes of cedar, white pepper and southern French garrigue. Drink now – or over the next 3-4 years.

Spot Offer #107: 2013 Clos Figueras “Serras del Priorat”

The playful label adorning this bottle belies the impressive nectar you’ll discover after pulling the cork. Produced by the Cannan family, owners of Clos Figueras, this wine is a delicious introduction to the style and profile of Spain’s Priorat appellation. With a winemaking heritage originally dating back to Roman times, one can only imagine that these dramatic cliffside vineyards proved too challenging and too expensive a place to make wine – and has only reemerged over the past couple of decades as a preeminent wine producing region of Spain.

Spot Offer #116: Chateau l’Argenteyre Medoc

90/100 Points: ““Coffee, smoke, pencil led and toasty oak swirl around black fruit and a pleasant bitter, tannic grip in this robust red wine. Decant 1-2 hours and serve with filet for optimum pleasure. This AC wine finishes with vanilla smoke and cassis. Perfect with steak. A strong vintage for even Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux wines.”

Spot Offer #118: 2012 Clos Mogador

It’s hard to come up with superlatives to describe Clos Mogador which haven’t already been used. There is something so seemingly mythical and lyrical – even poetic – about this iconic Spanish winery; a project driven by an abundant and authentic love of wine, family and history. An hour or so north of Barcelona we come upon one of the most scenic and magical wine regions I’ve ever had the privilege to visit.

Spot Offer #121: 2015 Serras del Priorat

[ 2015 Clos Figueras “Serras del Priorat” ] PRODUCER PROFILE | Clos Figueras PRIVATE IMPORT | ORDER ONLINE — [ Why We Love It: ] The playful label adorning this bottle belies the impressive nectar you’ll discover after pulling the cork. Produced by the Cannan  … Read More

Spot Offer #122: Tierra Hermosa 2014 Neblerio

  2014 Tierra Hermosa Tempranillo “Neblerío” PRODUCER PROFILE | TIERRA HERMOSA SHOP NOW | PLACE ORDER — Why We Love It: Once every 5 or 10 years we come upon a brand new producer – or brand new wine – that offers a ratio between  … Read More

Where It All Began – Part 1

Where It All Began – Part 1

Where It All Began is a five part series written by Ian Hanna – a story of the early days of John Hanna & Sons and his first product hunting trip to Europe. The steaming, rich, black liquid dispensed a stirring and heavenly aroma into the early  … Read More

Where It All Began – Part 2

Where It All Began – Part 2

Where It All Began is a five part series written by Ian Hanna – a story of the early days of John Hanna & Sons and his first product hunting trip to Europe. You can click here if you’d like to start from the beginning of  … Read More

Where It All Began – Part 3

Where It All Began – Part 3

Where It All Began is a five part series written by Ian Hanna – a story of the early days of John Hanna & Sons and his first product hunting trip to Europe. You can click here if you’d like to start from the beginning of  … Read More