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Spain
16 September 2015

Tour of "The other Spain"

Outside the obvious regions of Spain there are hidden gems to be uncovered, ‘The Other Spain.’ The regions of Rueda, Bierzo, Ribera del Duero, Penedes, Priorat and Jumilla are well worth a look. Our buyer, Madeline Mehalko, shares these unique regions (each marked by red circles on the map above).
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Spain
19 June 2015

Madeira through the ages

Madeira is one of the few places left on earth where there remains a treasure trove of historic wine, and Pereira d’Oliveira is without a doubt the best source. Founded in 1820, the estate has always been owned and run by the same family, meaning that whether you open a bottle from 1850 or 1993, the wine inside was made by a d’Oliveira. The wines have spent their whole lives slowly maturing in cask, only bottled when required. We have access to a wide range of vintages straight from the cellars near Funchal going back to 1850, all these vintages and all the different varietals maintain the house style of power, structure, richness and a unique tangy freshness. It allows for an incredibly exciting opportunity to not only own a piece of history, but to experience this astoundingly complex wine in a variety of different stages of life.
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Dominio del Aguila Jorge
Spain
01 May 2015

Dominio del Aguila

Madeline Mehalko â€“ Senior Buyer â€“ introduces her discovery Dominio del Aguila and shares the tale of how this Ribera del Duero rising star became the most Exciting Launch of the Year as a UK Cru Exclusive. 
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Tasting at La Rioja Alta
Spain
12 February 2015

The View from La Rioja Alta

When so many wine drinkers do not have home cellars and so much fine wine is drunk too young as a result, it is good to know La Rioja Alta in Spain hold back their wines . Madeline Mehalko reports from their (very large) cellars.
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Spain
Spain
26 January 2015

Behind the Wine: Spain Today

What does it take to be a small winemaker in Spain today? Wine buyer, Madeline Mehalko, spent two weeks driving around Spain and found winemakers who are making wine against the odds. 
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