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Eric Asimov: “Wine education is highly overrated”

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 16th, 2018

After 33 years at The New York Times, Eric Asimov still maintains his wine curiosity intact even though he confesses a profound dislike for tasting notes and scores.

Interview 2018-07-16 12:07:22


“Galicia is the Spanish Burgundy and has tremendous potential”

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 28th, 2017

An interview with Paco Berciano and Maribé Revilla, the wine merchants behind El Alma de los Vinos Únicos and Vinoteca El Lagar in Burgos, who have been selling some iconic wines —both foreign and domestic— over more than 30 years.

Interview 2017-11-28 09:11:59


Sommelier Carlos Echapresto: “Rioja could be a victim of its own success”

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 27th, 2017

A candid interview with award-winning sommelier Carlos Echapresto, co-owner with his brother Ignacio of Venta Moncalvillo (1* Michelin) in Rioja and a staunch defender of diversity and old Rioja wines.

Interview 2017-09-27 12:09:30


The Spanish chef that took the tapas movement to America

Bill Ward | February 14th, 2017

José Andrés is the leading ambassador of Spanish gastronomy in the US. Our contributor Bill Ward talked to him about the interest of Spanish wine among Americans and its presence in his restaurants’ menus.

Interview 2017-02-14 09:02:48


“You don’t need to be a good taster to be a good sommelier”

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 29th, 2016

Few sommeliers in Spain manage to inspire so much respect from his peers as Josep Roca, one of the three brothers behind El Celler de Can Roca in Girona. In this interview, he talks about his 30 years in the business and the challenges in his profession.

Interview 2016-11-29 10:11:02


“Spain should pay more attention to its vineyards”

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | May 18th, 2016

The Wine Advocate taster who managed to turn his hobby into a profession talks at length to Spanish Wine Lover about the way his tastes have evolved, the bottles he stores in his cellar and his views about wine in Spain.

Interview 2016-05-18 09:05:17


“Instead of partying at the beach, I visit vineyards”

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | April 28th, 2015

Guillermo Cruz is 29 years old and knows exactly what he wants. He knows he is one of Spain’s trendiest sommeliers but he aims higher and plans to become the country’s first Master Sommelier. Until that day, he enjoys wine with great gusto.

Interview 2015-04-28 10:04:35