Spain

Casa Castillo

Well-trodden paths like Highway 29 in Napa, RN74 in Burgundy or the Mosel River in Germany are obvious vinous routes that have been signposted and gentrified over decades but not Jumilla. Parched, bleak and seemingly barren under the heat of midsummer there are only the faintest hints of civilization, usually in the form of an… Read more »

Aalto

Mariano García is considered to be one of the most experienced vintners in the world. Together with Javier Zaccagnini, who topped off 26 years of managerial practice with an MBA, formed a perfect synergy with the one ultimate goal: to produce one of the best red wines in the world. With this they created Aalto… Read more »

Altovinum

Evodia is an exciting project in the Denominacion de Origen Calatayud, hailed as one of Spain’s most progressive and promising wine growing regions. Calatayud is distinguished by its prevalence of high elevation vineyards planted to the Garnacha variety. In fact, it boasts the highest in the entire country. The vineyards surrounding the small town of… Read more »

Alvar de Dios

Toro is like the 1980s – big shoulder pads, teased hair and a gaudy energy that seems to be chemically enhanced. It’s a DO that, in most regards, is caught in a time warp, much like that mauve and teal bathroom you’ve been meaning to remodel. Having built its reputation on a style of wine… Read more »

Bodegas Castaño

The Castaño family are the original pioneers of the DO Yecla, beginning with Ramon Castaño. His conviction, perseverance and determination have all been necessary in achieving the highest quality wine with the most planted grape variety in the area: the Monastrell. Ramon’s relationship with the world of wines dates back several generations with a family… Read more »

Bodegas Marañones

While not an official DO, the Gredos is home to a group of young, passionate and innovative winemakers who are pushing the boundaries of viniculture in a region that has long been simply seen as a place for bulk wine to slack the thirst of nearby Madrid. In a country of mountains and high plateaux,… Read more »

Bodegas Mas Alta

Bodegas Mas Alta is the culmination of five Belgium partners’ common desire to produce a great wine that combines the typical characteristics and elegance of the Priorat area. Founded by Michel and Christine Vanhoutte and their associates in 1999, the winery is based in the traditional village of La Vilella Alta and is powered by… Read more »

Bodegas Yuste

Sanlúcar native Francisco (Paco) Yuste has sold Manzanilla his entire life, building a successful beverage distributorship in the provinces of Cádiz and Córdoba. In 1991 he purchased historic Bodega Santa Ana in Sanlúcar’s Barrio Bajo, including its centenerian solera, and began operation as an almacenista. In 2001 he added Bodega Los Ángeles in the Barrio Alto,… Read more »

Burgans

Burgans is a custom cuvee by Martín Códax, the largest cooperative in Rías Baixas founded in 1986 under the guidance of Luciano Amoedo. Over the last three decades, what started as 50 families and small plots of Albariño scattered around the village of Cambados has grown to include almost 600 families and well over 3000… Read more »