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Judging the “Best Cava Sommelier” of 2019

One can't claim that the DO Cava hasn't been active over the last few months. An important reason for the new boost is having a new president. Another is having changed up their communications department, which I've been very appreciative... more »

One can't claim that the DO Cava hasn't been active over the last few months.... more »

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DO Empordà 2019

While a relatively small total of wines at about 60, this tasting was designed around sampling wines that are "signature" aspects to the region so there was Carignan, Grenache, Grenache Gris, as well as dessert wines in plentiful supply. Overall, a very healthy selection showing a region that goes from strength to strength. Note that all wines were tasted blind during at the beginning of... more »

While a relatively small total of wines at about 60, this tasting was designed around... more »

DO Empordà 2019

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Wine Spotlight

Vik - La Piu Belle 2013

Light, crisp red cherry with rounded, fleshy forest fruit, quite floral, notes of violets, lavender, graphite, and a pinch of green herbs. Nicely integrated on the palate with balanced acidity and body giving the wine a good deal of lift and showing potential to age even further.

Light, crisp red cherry with rounded, fleshy forest fruit, quite floral, notes of violets, lavender, graphite, and a pinch of... more »

54% Carménère, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Syrah : 14%

94+pts : ***

Wine Etc.

Yes, #WineToo

By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony Cailan and his reported sexual assault of various women that have both been his subordinates as well other women he's been in contact with in the wine trade. There is a general reaction amongst wine professionals about the news which isn't, "How could this have happened?" but more "How did it take this... more »

By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony Cailan and his... more »