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The mightiness of Mencía

by  |  23-06-2021

For the June, 2021 edition of wine magazine World of Fine Wine, I’m happy to have contributed an extensive profile of the Spanish grape variety, Mencía. For those unfamiliar with this publication, it’s an impressive... more » For the June, 2021 edition of wine magazine World of Fine Wine,... more »
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Housecleaning on Hudin.com

by  |  22-06-2021

Greetings, we wanted to quickly check in with our readers and make sure that you're receiving new articles in the way that suits you best. The RSS Feed It's most important that those using an... more » Greetings, we wanted to quickly check in with our readers and make... more »
Map of new Cava zones, DO Cava

Spanish wine DO overs?

by  |  21-06-2021

Various news outlets have been circulating the new changes to DO Cava recently that are mainly about the application of subzone names and a change to the grouping of aging tiers. Why are they circulating... more » Various news outlets have been circulating the new changes to DO Cava... more »

Cul de Cuvée 19-06-2021

by  |  19-06-2021

A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine and drink world. Wand This Just in time for whatever time of year it is that you need to buy a wine gadget... more » A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine... more »

The state of DO Calatayud 2021

by  |  16-06-2021

My first encounter with DO Calatayud was picking up a wine over 15 years ago at a shop in San Francisco, thinking that it was from Catalunya. I don’t know how many people may have... more » My first encounter with DO Calatayud was picking up a wine over... more »
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Biogenic amines, sulfites, headaches, & wine

by  |  14-06-2021

The research papers for Master of Wine candidates don't often receive a lot of attention once released for public consumption as they're quite focused and specialized, sometimes to a fault. It would however seem that... more » The research papers for Master of Wine candidates don't often receive a... more »

Tomas Cusiné goes small

by  |  09-06-2021

While Costers del Segre may be one of Catalunya’s most unknown Denominations of Origin (DOs), one of the most active and driven producers within it is, Tomàs Cusiné located in the village of Vilosell, in... more » While Costers del Segre may be one of Catalunya’s most unknown Denominations... more »

Vi Novell 2020 for a fresh summer treat

by  |  07-06-2021

There is ironically nothing new about vi novell here on this site as I’ve happily written about this style of wine previously due to the push for the quality to be ever better each year.... more » There is ironically nothing new about vi novell here on this site... more »

Cul de Cuvée 05-06-2021

by  |  05-06-2021 ~ 2 Comments

A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine and drink world. King Corona In "fine beer" news, Corona has been named, the World’s Most Valuable Beer Brand. This will come as... more » A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine... more »

A fake anniversary for Fake Booze

by  |  01-06-2021 ~ 5 Comments

A few days back, Jim Budd posted a round up of his favorite articles from the new satirical drinks site, Fake Booze. I'd definitely add even a few more in there as the humor valves... more » A few days back, Jim Budd posted a round up of his... more »