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Bodegas Tradicion Masterclass

Bodegas Tradicion Masterclass

Tuesday 2nd June 2020
by Justerini & Brooks

Eduardo Davis from Bodegas Tradicion - Tuesday 2nd June

Mark Dearing, Buyer at Justerini & Brooks was joined by Eduardo Davis from Bodegas Tradicion in this week's Master Series. Watch this masterclass and take a preview into one of the old world’s most underappreciated categories of truly fine wine. Learn about how these wines are produced and what makes them so special but also how best to enjoy these extraordinarily complex wines in conjunction with food.


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Portfolio update: Welcoming Raul Perez

Portfolio update: Welcoming Raul Perez

Monday 11th February 2019
by Mark Dearing

Despite the freezing darkness and the rain lashing against my windscreen, the notoriously wet winter conditions around Santiago de Compostela could do nothing to dampen my spirits.

It was early, and I was en route to Bierzo to meet Raul Perez at his winery in Valtuille del Abajo. There I would hop from my rental car in to Raul’s 4x4 Shogun and together we would traverse the mountains around Bierzo for the day, variously jumping out to look at special plots and dive in to cold cellars to taste his latest wines. I was on my own pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, but rather than a waypoint, Bierzo was the destination.

It was hard not to feel a little nervous, for all references to Raul Perez and his influence on the Spanish wine scene over the past decade routinely accede to superlatives. To his legions of fans, both consumers and fellow winemakers, he is a real visionary, cut from maverick cloth, whose determination has revolutionised the way the world looks at Spanish wine. To others, he is wild, unpredictable and impossible to get a handle on. Both are right.

Italy & Spain Tasting

Italy & Spain Tasting

Monday 1st August 2016
by Justerini & Brooks

July saw the return of our annual Italy and Spain portfolio tasting. 

Hot tickets from Spain included the new 2014 vintage from Ribera del Duero, courtesy of Javier Zaccagnini’s Bodegas Aalto and Sei Solo – a project quickly developing a cult following - and whose 2014s are certainly the best release yet. How pleased Javier must be to have this new creative outlet to go with a recently refurbished winery and tasting room!

A Vega Sicilia line up

A Vega Sicilia line up

Tuesday 10th March 2015
by Justerini & Brooks

This week saw the annual tasting of new releases from the Vega Sicilia stable. 

As ever, it was eagerly anticipated by the Justerini & Brooks team who were keen to get to grips with both the Valbuena 2010 and Unico 2007. The first Unico to be released since the 2004, the 2007 gently bucks the trend of ten years cellar time post-vintage, thus allowing the brooding 2005 to lie dormant a little longer. 2007 was considered a ‘challenging’ vintage; indeed, it mirrored a number of the weather conditions seen in much-maligned 2007 Bordeaux. This necessitated the strictest possible selection of fruit for Unico which is only produced in years when quality allows. Rest assured, on tasting it, our concerns were quickly allayed.
Vintage Report: Spain En Primeur - The latest releases...

Vintage Report: Spain En Primeur - The latest releases...

Tuesday 9th July 2013
by Julian Campbell

A buying trip to Spain can involve an enormous amount of driving. Covering off Rueda, Ribera del Duero and Rioja en route from Madrid to Bilbao you get a real sense of the vastness of the Spanish countryside. 

Huge sweeping vistas greet you as you crest a cleft in a hill, on almost empty roads with arid dry rocky outcrops and fields of yellow wheat gently swaying in the midday sun.

It is a big country and the third largest wine producing country in the world, which is a tough stat to swallow when on home soil wine consumption is at an all-time low. Anecdotally we were told that in fifteen years average per capita consumption has dropped from around 45 lt/annum to only 9 lt/annum, a fact many attribute to fashion amongst the younger generation, as much as the burgeoning current economic crisis.
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