She repeated it several times. “When you talk about Bairrada you only need to remember the three B’s.” Now I have a dirty mind, and the three B’s I first recalled were not exactly “Bical, Baga and Bairrada“, but it is undoubtedly a good mnemonic when it comes to memorising one of Portugal’s few wine … Continue reading The Three B’s
It’s not everyday that one gets to taste the grape verdil or verdiell (local spelling). Originally from the Valencia region, a few of the vines seem to have found their way up the Priorat mountains to the vicinity of the small town Torroja del Priorat. Here Dominik Huber from Terroir al Limit is vinifying a … Continue reading Future Plans in Priorat
This past week I had the good luck to be able to attend a lunch tasting with Mr. & Mrs. Tolmach, long-time owners and proprietors of The Ojai Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. The Ojai Vineyard is a winery whose wines I have tasted on and off throughout the years but never really had the … Continue reading The Ojai Vineyard
Revisiting the historical center of red txakoli
We visited Bordatto Etxaldea in French Basque to discuss the terroir of apples and making apples like wine.
A quick look at the traditional world of Basque cider houses.