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2017 vs 2018 in Priorat via Mas Doix’s Salanques

by  |  23-11-2020

A typical question people often ask me is, was so-and-so a good year for wine? It makes sense as while you can make wine literally anywhere in the world, actually growing grapes is a touch... more » A typical question people often ask me is, was so-and-so a good... more »

Transparency, in wine certification

by  |  20-11-2020 ~ 2 Comments

I moved to Berkeley, California to complete a degree in English Literature at the University of California. Coming from a podunk town in the interior of California where most academic challenges top out at giving... more » I moved to Berkeley, California to complete a degree in English Literature... more »

Recaredo Enoteca Reserva Particular 2004. Full Stop.

by  |  16-11-2020

Recaredo has always played something of a long game when it comes to their wines. Even their most “basic” wine, the Terrers sees 32 months of aging, putting it at the level of Gran Reserva–if... more » Recaredo has always played something of a long game when it comes... more »

Sant Martí, birth to new wine & death to pigs

by  |  13-11-2020

The day of Saint Martin of Tours is November 11th and it doesn’t go unnoticed in Spain. Across the whole country and especially in Catalunya, it’s touted as the day to slaughter pigs and drink... more » The day of Saint Martin of Tours is November 11th and it... more »

Taking stock of bottle-aged Sherry

by  |  11-11-2020

Despite the great quantity of books on Sherry these days (such as this one), it seems that we’re still lacking one which debunks all the misinformation, misconceptions, and plain old clichés cursing this fine wine.... more » Despite the great quantity of books on Sherry these days (such as... more »

DOQ Priorat’s new “grower” classification

by  |  09-11-2020

In any given wine region there’s usually a little bit of everything when it comes to who is making the wine. You have the one-person show where the owner grows the grapes and makes the... more » In any given wine region there’s usually a little bit of everything... more »

In The Glass: Crivellé i Valls – Llàgrimes del Priorat 2018

by  |  06-11-2020

Whenever anyone asks me what judging wine is like, I tell them that it’s very hard, tiring work and they invariably laugh at me. I realize it’s impossible to imagine that swishing and smelling wine... more » Whenever anyone asks me what judging wine is like, I tell them... more »

Celebrating an article milestone

by  |  02-11-2020 ~ 4 Comments

If you're reading this, congratulations for managing to be online still! For anyone in the United States, I can't blame you for avoiding all forms of mass communication for the next 48 hours or so... more » If you're reading this, congratulations for managing to be online still! For... more »
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Capezzana & DOCG Carmignano

by  |  29-10-2020 ~ 2 Comments

"Never too young. Never too old." This is such a wonderful manner to describe DOCG Carmignano and was said by Eric de Rothschild, the director of an "obscure" winery called, Château Lafite Rothschild, when he... more » "Never too young. Never too old." This is such a wonderful manner... more »

An end to Facebook

by  |  28-10-2020 ~ 4 Comments

We want to let our readers know that we're ending the use of Facebook as a media channel for articles. For anyone who has been using Facebook to stay updated, we'd recommend signing up to... more » We want to let our readers know that we're ending the use... more »