Baja to the future

Join us tomorrow evening for a free tasting of two wines made by Spanish winemaker extraordinario (and a former Decanter Magazine Man of the Year) Alvaro Palacios. Alvaro has blazed a trail in Spain putting Priorat and Bierzo on the fine wine map and has latterly turned his attention to his family homestead in Rioja.

And here’s Francis with the weather

And here’s Francis with the weather

When Mr Prohibition Wines was studying not very hard at Imperial College, he met Francis Wilson, the weatherman for BBC Breakfast, at an alumni event. Mr Prohibition Wines decided there and then that he wanted to be a TV weatherman, until later in the day when he decided he wanted to play in goal for Ireland. So began a lifetime of wishing he could do everyone else’s job.

When brewers play…

When brewers play…

We’ve written before about Beavertown’s Tempus Project – a very limited run of barrel-aged beers brewed in a (probably) hermetically sealed off area of the brewery. Tempus is a place where the wild ideas of the brewers meet even wilder yeasts to produce innovative and rare beers.

Alsatians and Californians

Alsatians and Californians

Two sets of new wines to report this week. Mrs Prohibition Wines attended a tasting a few weeks back and enjoyed a good yak with the antehyphened eponymous owner of Alsace producer Bott-Geyl, Valerie Bott. The domaine dates back to the late 1700s and now comprises 15 hectares of vines across Alsace…