Category: Spanish Wine

An audience with Álvaro Palacios – part two

In this second – and final – part of our audience with Álvaro Palacios, the 2015 Decanter Man of the Year lays bare his passion for bullfighting and describes what to expect from his latest vinous endeavour. We need a pyramid of quality in Spain. If not, we will never be respected by the high-end […]

An audience with Álvaro Palacios – part one

‘Focus’ and ‘perfection’ are two words commonly attributed to Álvaro Palacios, the man credited with reinstating Spain to the realm of fine wine. We sat down with the newly-crowned Decanter Man of the Year 2015 to talk vines, villages and “the whim of nature”. Being made Decanter Man of the Year was a real surprise. […]

What to drink in 2015: Spain

In the final instalment of our series on which bottles to uncork in 2015, Javier Perurena examines the previous decade of vintages from his native Spain. The 2004 vintage was one of the greatest and, after 10 years, the wines are beginning to show their full potential, especially the Reservas and Gran Reservas from Rioja and […]

The last word in festive wines – part four

Chris Pollington and Martyn Rolph of our Fine Wine team find no shortage of exciting wines to savour this Christmas from Italy and Spain Chris Pollington on Italy What I choose to drink with the main Christmas meal has changed over the 20 years or so that I’ve been in the wine trade. The medium […]