First Look Club
Join the club, meet the winemakers, and get a delivery of 2, 3 or 6 bottles each month.
We sat down with Rodrigo Martins, winemaker and owner of Espera Wines. ‘Espera’ means ‘wait’ in Portuguese, and sums up the slow, natural philosophy that fuels Rodrigo’s winemaking. On a small plot of vineyards just outside of Lisbon, Rodrigo organically farms 5 hectares of local varieties. He has no set élevage for any of his wines, letting each vintage dictate the final wine, choosing...
Diego and his brother, Álvaro, grew up in the metropolis of Vigo, in northwest Spain. City life wasn’t for them, so in 2005, they embarked on the restoration of their ancestors’ vineyards in an ancient Galician ruin. With no previous knowledge or experience in winegrowing or winemaking, the brothers set out on what many may have considered a mad endeavour. After a few years...
This FLC was especially interesting – rather than open a bottle, we opened a can of RAMONA, a grapefruit wine spritz. Created by Master Sommelier Jordan Salcito, with a CV most of us could only dream of, RAMONA is an embodiment of Italian aperetivo hour’s love affair with the spritz. It’s a perfect balance of bubbles and bitterness, made from organic Sicilian grapes and...
Francesc Ferré’s family have been growing grapes organically on their farm in Corbera d’Ebre for over 200 years. Corbera is located at high altitude west of Barcelona, flanked on both sides by jagged mountains, creating a blustery valley that is as marked by its hot days as it is by its evening winds and cool nights. This climate gives grapes that are ripe yet...