Interview Philippe Bramaz, Atlan & Artisan

Name: Philippe Bramaz Winery: Atlan & Artisan Town/Country: Yecla/Spain Date: May 2014 Which spot in your vineyard is the most special and why? There is a Church of an old hermit on top of the vineyard, which has an underground cellar from 1780.  In this cellar, there are amphora, which the owner of Barahonda stillContinue reading “Interview Philippe Bramaz, Atlan & Artisan”

Achaval Ferrer Malbec Altavista 2008

Argentinians have long enjoyed their well made wines in the domestic market, and the full-flavored Malbec from Mendoza entered the world stage only about 15 years ago.  The bottles tried in the past have been of the juicy and brambly type or the dense and alcoholic, so I am happy to read the good news from Luis Gutierrez’ Argentina 3.0 (Robert Parker).Continue reading “Achaval Ferrer Malbec Altavista 2008”

Skirts, rumps & deep reds

There is certainly a wide range of beef around for carnivores to embellish, and one of them must be the free-range Cape Grim from Tasmania. Steve Craig, owner of Accidental Butcher, explained the uniqueness of the forgotten cuts and how to prepare them, while Blair Mathieson, chef at Quince – Eatery & Bar grillled themContinue reading “Skirts, rumps & deep reds”