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A Seven-Year-Old Eight-Year-Old Wine

A Seven-Year-Old Eight-Year-Old Wine

I know, I know…you’re supposed to drink the stuff at the height of its freshness. But remember the days when they used to say that about Muscadet? And then suddenly it became the ne plus ultra of cool to pour ten-year-old Clos des Briords by the glass? We should start by saying that this was not intentional. … Read More

In a Kingdom by the Sea: The Wines of Bodegas Barbadillo

In a Kingdom by the Sea: The Wines of Bodegas Barbadillo 1

Founded in 1821 in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Bodegas Barbadillo is now in the hands of the seventh-generation descendants of the founder, making it one of the oldest privately-held companies in any sector in Spain. The firm boasts 500 hectares of vineyards split between two farms, Santa Lucía and Gibalbín, both located in the Jerez Superior … Read More

Aphros: Gods of the Foam

Gods of the Foam

Too much Champagne lately? Sounds crazy, but I feel you. Raventós? Already got a couple cases in the basement. Cider? I like the way you’re thinking—but not today. What indeed to pop when the ball drops this year? How about… Vinho Verde??? Follow us to the Minho district of northern Portugal, where a slight fizz … Read More