A Thoughtful Approach to Tempranillo

Anytime the wine world buzzes about a hot new winemaker, particularly a winemaker whose resume includes time at both Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and Vega Sicilia, one assumes there will be some flashiness or glitz. The opposite is true of Dominio del Aguila and winemaker, Jorge Monzon. When I arrived at Dominio del Aguila and … Continue reading A Thoughtful Approach to Tempranillo

Cellar Note: Classic Rioja – 1998 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Crianza

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One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to wine hunt. I thoroughly enjoy finding cool, unique, and obscure wine shops around the world - especially when my hunting manages to reward me with old, special bottles. While on a recent trip to Madrid, I found a few awesome shops that contained … Continue reading Cellar Note: Classic Rioja – 1998 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Crianza