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Tag Archives: Prieto Picudo

Judging the Quality of a Wine by How Much of It you Drink

Several years ago top wine writer Ch’ng Poh Tiong wrote a piece in his Decanter magazine column that basically said that you could (perhaps ‘should’) judge the quality of a wine by how much of it you drank. If your glass was emptied relatively quickly (the abuse of alcohol is dangerous […]

#WBW70: Catavino Goes Mythbusters on Spanish Wine

One of the many reasons why we love Spanish wine is as a result of its diversity, personality and quality. Spain is chock full of dynamic, innovative producers who continually try to push the envelope, living alongside old-school winemakers who have made exceptional wine in the exact same way over […]

Wine Blog Wednesday? Remember me? It’s Time for WBW #70: SPAIN!

On July 27th, 2004, well before wineries were cognizant that the internet existed, Lenn Thompson of the New York Cork Report launched Wine Blog Wednesday, becoming one of the longest running online wine events. The very first WBW was titled, “Inexpensive New World Merlot that is not from the United States“, […]

Prieto Picudo: Tough Love for an Iberian wine grape

It seems to be the fashion in wine writing today that people champion lesser-known, staunchly individual wines with a sense of place. I believe that, in many cases, this seems to come as a reaction to a Parker method of tasting which tends to examine the wine without a great […]