Encrucijado 2014 

A top wine, getting better every time I try it – and seems to show something different too. Today (and maybe in this glass) it is amazingly aromatic and has a more vertical feel on the palate too. Lovely – and as those in the know can see, still available at Territorio Era.

The Greatest Show on Earth: the wines of el Corral de la Moreria 

Looking back at what was a pretty fun 2017 as a blogger it dawned on me that I had never properly written up what was probably the best night of the year, an absolutely unforgettable evening in Corral de la Morería. The Corral de la Morería is Madrid’s and the world’s most famous, and probably … Continue reading The Greatest Show on Earth: the wines of el Corral de la Moreria 

Ramiro Ibañez and the History of Palo Cortados 

A quite outstanding masterclass, by the Master himself, appropriately enough in Taberna Palo Cortado. Many of the points were not new, but it was an excellent presentation bringing some much needed factual clarity to an area too often given to folklore while at the same time deftly comparing the industrial present to a past that was … Continue reading Ramiro Ibañez and the History of Palo Cortados 

Ramiro Ibañez and the History of Palo Cortados in Taberna Palo Cortado

Fantastic tasting/masterclass by the man tonight at Taberna Palo Cortado, lifted by an excellent Encrucijado 2014 and an absolutely stratospheric Barajuela oloroso (tonight posing as a palo cortado).  This fella drops knowledge from a surprising height, and let’s be honest this subject is crying out for a bit more knowledge and a bit less blarney. … Continue reading Ramiro Ibañez and the History of Palo Cortados in Taberna Palo Cortado