Natural Wine Catastrophe

This post is about the bad things which have happened to me recently. Specifically, it’s about how my wines have turned into vinegar this year! Just a few weeks ago I had yet another lot go bad on me (this time about 2000 liters of Garnacha from Sierra de Gredos),...

Harvest Report 2013 – Spain – Vinos Ambiz

From Fabio Bartolomei: Grapes in, wines made, wines being made: Albillo. This year, I made my first ever lot of Albillo. Seeing I’ve just moved into my new bodega in El Tiemblo, in the Gredos mountain range, I just had to make some Albillo. It seems that this is...

Planting New Vines

At last! Hooray! After ten (10) years of thinking about it, and writing about it, and talking about it, I’ve finally done it! I’ve planted about 150 vines in the empty spaces in the Carabaña vineyard, where a vine was missing for one reason or another. I...

Orange Wine at Vinos Ambiz

There seems to be a lot nonsense being written about orange wines lately, including by writers/bloggers who should know better. I’m not going to name any names, because there’s no need to, ie if you’re reading this post then you’re a wine-geek...