Miguel Martin of Palmer Vineyards. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Miguel Martin was born in Córdoba, Spain, a small, sunbaked city that was a prosperous hub for intellectualism in the 10th century. But it was in Madrid, where he grew up, that wine became a key part of his life. His father, José Martin, was not a winemaker but taught him that drinking wine can be a ritual in itself.
“In Spain, you drink more wine than water,” Martin explained. “Nobody can stand the idea of having water or a soft drink with your meal. Wine is part of the meal.” (more…)
A bottle of Palmer Vineyards 2013 albariño. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Although the North Fork offers an arguably ideal climate for this unusually pale white wine, Palmer Vineyards in Aquebogue is the only local vineyard to offer a 100 percent varietal albariño, our North Fork wine of the week. (more…)