A little rain won’t stop us from finding great wine. In fact, a lot of rain and getting stuck in the mud won’t stop us either.
A friend of mine recently asked me what’s the deal with “old world” wine versus “new world” wine? Is it real? Or is it just a marketing gimmick to help advertise old world wines? He also asked, “can’t we get our wines here at home to taste like old world wines?”
Why do we go to all this trouble to travel to the world, searching for little producers in every nook and cranny and drink all these wines just to find those few to import?
We didn’t have specific goals when we arrived. We just wanted to start learning the wines, meeting people and getting to know the regions. But we quickly started learning what wine should taste like at certain price points.
Europe is a big place and it is certainly valid to wonder why new importers would start in Portugal and Spain.