Everyday Wine

An Interview with Roberto Meli

Bodega Ruca Malen is a boutique winery in Mendoza, Argentina, producing elegant and stylish wines. Set up in 1998, Ruca Malen is the brainchild of Jean-Pierre Thibaud and Jacques-Louis de Montalembert. Friends and business partners who shared a love of wine and the wine trade, De Montalembert had worked extensively Read more

By Corney & Barrow, ago
Everything else

Happy Malbec Day!

April 17th is Malbec Day – a day entirely dedicated to celebrating the grape responsible for creating the delicious wine we know and love. Originally grown in south-west France, Malbec was famously made in the Cahors region of France, where the grape is often referred to as “Côt”. Fast-forward to Read more

By Corney & Barrow, ago
Tastings

One very fine “Cousine”…

So, this Skype-tasting with Stephane Vivier, Hyde Villaine’s Winemaker, from back in July has taken me far too long to write up. The estate itself has a cracking website with lots of information so I won’t go on too much about that. This was a tasting of one particular wine Read more

By Will Hargrove, ago