The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines

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Rodrigo Filipe - Humus
3 minute read

Cool climate curtimenta from Humus

Rodrigo Filipe (Humus) has come up with a strange way to make his curtimenta (skin fermented white wine), but it’s an unqualified success.

Laura Lorenzo pours a sample at Simplesmente Vinho 2017, Porto
4 minute read

The dreaded Palomino – Daterra Viticultores

Tasting at a busy wine fair is hard. Where to go, what to taste? Did I miss something mindblowing amidst the crowds? A tall, rather statuesque lady with impressive dreadlocks grabs my attention. I offer my best/only Portuguese “Posso provar os vinhos brancos?”, she retaliates with a stream of Spanish. I catch the word “Galicia” and little else. The owner of the dreads is Laura Lorenzo, Daterra Viticultores, Galicia.