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
[ 2010 Valduero Ribera del Duero Reserva ] PROFILE | Valduero ORDER ONLINE — [ Why We Love It: ] The Valduero Reserva 2010 is the perfect balancing act between rich, smooth dark fruit and toasted, chocolatey new oak. Crafted from 100% Tempranillo, one of Spain’s classic … Read More
Starting a wine collection can be a bit intimidating. With so many wines to choose from and the often hefty price tags connected to the most age-worthy wines, it can be tough to decide what to buy, how much of each to buy and how long to age any of them.
Today’s article is pretty straightforward – if you love meat, here are 7 wines you should have in your cellar. These wines all offer mid to long term cellaring potential and once mature, are the perfect wines to pair up with your carnivorous cravings.
When most people think about aging and cellaring wines, their minds immediately gravitate towards reds. And with good reason; in large part, the illustrious red wines made in places like Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piedmont, Rioja and Napa, owe at least a portion of their often hefty … Read More
[ n/v Lustau East India Sweet Sherry ] PRODUCER PROFILE | Emilio Lustau SHOP NOW | Store Locator — [ Why We Love It: ] East India is a sweet Sherry made by Emilio Lustau and has been a customer favourite in Ontario for more than two decades. … Read More
Castillo Perelada Brut Rosado CAVA SHOP NOW | STORE LOCATOR — Why We Love It: Castillo Perelada produces a delicious line-up of some extraordinarily well-priced Cava. This rosado is quite dry and offers up a refreshing mouthful of summer – chalked full of bright red … Read More
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
On the glorious and fortunate occasion when one pulls the cork from a bottle of wine made by Lopez de Heredia, there is no risk of suffering from the illusion that there is anything ubiquitous about the extraordinary nectar that spills forth with each glass. Vina Tondonia is the flagship bottling from a storied producer; a wine of exceptional pedigree and privileged terroir.
[ n/v Lustau Moscatel Sweet Sherry “Emilin” ] PRODUCER PROFILE | Emilio Lustau SHOP NOW | Store Locator — [ Why We Love It: ] For a decade or more the luscious nectar used to produce this Sweet Moscatel Sherry sleeps quietly in American oak barrels, deep in the … Read More
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.
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.