Horse power: Mas Amiel and Maury

I find it rather therapeutic when I occasionally see horses being used in the vineyard, particularly in Europe where machine power has long been the norm. Some producers are reverting to using horses (or mules) in  Priorat in Spain and other regions where steep terraces makes the use of machines almost impossible. Horses have also been […]

Spanish wines for spring: Cavas and whites

I’ve tasted some impressive Spanish wines lately, some made from grapes that I haven’t previously heard of. Here are the ones that have most impressed me together with a few other favourites…   Cavas: 1. Conde de Haro NV, Bodegas Muga, Rioja, £15 A delicious sparkling wine based on the Viura and Malvasía grapes, the classic […]