The Bonsai Vines of Pepe Mendoza

The Bonsai Vines of Pepe Mendoza

Alicante in Spain is now emerging as a high-quality wine region, led by winegrowers like Pepe Mendoza. Why is this happening now? Furthermore, how do his vines resemble Bonsai? The Alicante wine region When Alicante is mentioned, we usually think of the Costa Blanca...
Fasoli Gino: Organic Amarone

Fasoli Gino: Organic Amarone

Amarone is a sumptuous and powerful dry red wine, always made from dried grapes. Now famous worldwide, its success over the past couple of decades has driven the resurgence of the Valpolicella region. The best producers have relentlessly focused on quality, with...

Domaine Pellerin —  ‘Bugey’ On Down

In France, the little known wine region of Bugey is well off the beaten track. I have passed through it frequently, usually on the way to more famous wine destinations, always making a mental note to stop and explore. When I finally did so this year I immediately...

Caiarossa 2009 – With Porchetta Recipe

Regular readers of Wine Alchemy will know that I am a particular follower of Caiarossa, a Super-Tuscan biodynamic red wine that was first made in 2003. I have followed every vintage release closely since then, as it seems to me that this is a wine that, while always...