Alfredo Arribas and his SiurAlta wines, from high altitude Montsant, Spain

Alfredo Arribas grew up and lived in Barcelona, and developed a successful career as an architect. He travelled the world working on interior design and architecture, and among other things had a hand in the Barcelona Olympics.

In 2001 he started his second life: in wine. There were two factors that led him this way. First, [...]

Two from Mas Belles Eaux

Mas Belles Eaux is the Languedoc outpost of AXAs wine empire. Christian Seely was captivated by the potential of the terroirs here, and since 2002 has invested heavily in the property, which is situated in Caux, near Pézenas. A new winery was built and has been in operation since the 2008 vintage. This is a [...]

A decent, affordable Carignan

£9 used to be quite a lot to spend on a bottle of wine. Now, with duty increases and exchange rates, it really isn’t.

I’m not saying that £9 is a trifling amount; rather, that to get a decent bottle of wine, you need to spend a bit more than you used to. We’ve got too [...]