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Catalan exports up, wine down. Time to bend tariffs?

The Catalan Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing, and Foods (Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca i Alimentació) had their annual round table meeting this week to discuss final figures for 2019. The good news is that exports of agricultural products (food, wines, etc.)... more »

The Catalan Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing, and Foods (Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca i Alimentació) had... more »

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DO Penedès native red varieties 2020

This tasting was conducted at the end of November, 2019. Samples were all tasted under fully-blind conditions in the tasting premises of DO Penedès in Vilafrancea del Penedès. Please read the accompanying article, DO Penedès & 'native' reds, which goes into more detail on the overall profiles for these grapes in this region.

This tasting was conducted at the end of November, 2019. Samples were all tasted under... more »

DO Penedès native red varieties 2020

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Espelt - Coma Bruna 2016

Big, creamy dark cherries with a plush blueberry and blackberry aspect, wet, ripe herbs, rosemary, cumin, black pepper, dried orange peel, ropey black licorice, verging on a hint of tar as well as dried rose petals. Super plush on the palate, oak is definitely present but integrated and merging with... more »

Big, creamy dark cherries with a plush blueberry and blackberry aspect, wet, ripe herbs, rosemary, cumin, black pepper, dried orange... more »

100% Carignan : 15%

95+pts : ***

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Natural water

The village casal is as attractive as it is utilitarian. A four-walled testament to the religion of concrete that dominated Spanish construction in the later 20th century, it does exactly what it needs to do which is exist as a gathering point for residents; essentially a "town hall" in English, although a village with only several hundred residents hardly qualifies to be called a "town".... more »

The village casal is as attractive as it is utilitarian. A four-walled testament to the... more »

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