Sarah Jane Evans

Ramón Bilbao Rioja

Past Ramón Bilbao was founded in 1924 and acquired by Diego Zamora, the owner of Spain’s citrus liqueur, Licor 43, in 1999. The changes instituted under his management to the…

Ramón Bilbao, Mirto 2004

A great vintage and a lovely wine. Aromas of cedar and vanilla lead on to a palate of plush red fruit with a bright brambly acidity...

Bürgerspital

The Bürgerspital in the German city of Würzburg, in Franconia, is 700 years old this year. The charitable foundation, still functions as a care home. The winery kicked off the…

Alvaro Palacios 2015

Alvaro Palacios was in London this week (17th March) presenting his 2015 vintage wines. On show were his wines from Priorat, including the new Les Aubagetes; the new Quiñon de…

Sherry cellars at La Ina

Sherry: Quick facts Production zone 10,000ha Ageing zones Jerez, El Puerto and Sanlúcar de Barrameda only Bodegas 59 registered with El Consejo Regulador Continue reading below TRAVEL: Jerez de la Frontera…

As the term 'minerality' becomes ever more fashionable, so the search for a definition gathers momentum. Sarah Jane Evans MW canvasses opinion from winemakers and researchers around the globe.

Decanter French Fine Wine Encounter

Spanish wine expert Sarah Jane Evans MW looks ahead to meeting some of her favourite producers at Decanter's flagship Encounter in London on 15th & 16th November in her guide…

Rueda

Hemmed in between some of Spain’s top red wine regions, it seemed this enclave of white had no hope. But Rueda’s success has been swift – leading to potentially even…

Village of San Asensio Rioja

Sarah Jane Evans MW explains how styles have shifted as Rioja producers move away from the official classifications, and suggests the vintages, and wines, to look out for.

Peloponesse

Remote vineyards and ancient monuments make this region the ideal destination for a wine-lovers’ road trip. Just don’t forget to fill up, says Sarah Jane Evans MW