News Archives: Spain

Checking in with Raventós i Blanc

Checking In with Raventós i Blanc 5

It’s been a while since we trained our eye on one of the very nearest and dearest of all estates to the collective Skurnik heart: Raventós i Blanc (aside, of course, from the adorable periodic cavorting of their farm animals across our Instagram feed). This not to say that things have been quiet at the … Read More

O Ribeiro: an Ode to the Forgotten Bank

O Ribeiro: an Ode to the Forgotten Bank 3

The Ribeiro: would this rose by any other word smell as sweet– or even sweeter? I’m half convinced that a jazzier name alone could have worked wonders for this underappreciated denominación.  As it stands, this fairly generic “Riverbank” (the literal meaning) seems a little lost in the crowd of those other nearby Banks, the juggernaut … Read More

Finca Torremilanos: A Gem Hidden In Plain Sight

Finca Torremilanos: A Gem Hidden In Plain Sight 17

So rapid has been the rise of the Ribera del Duero’s star, so commanding its market presence of late, that it’s easy to forget its short life as a government-ratified denominación dates only to 1982. It’s not, of course, that wine wasn’t being made; the usual traces of Roman occupation and medieval-monkish cultivation testify, as … Read More