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In The Glass: Raúl Pérez – Ultreia Saint Jacques 2017

by  |  25-09-2020

For those coming around to DO Bierzo and the charm of the variety, Mencía, Raúl Pérez has long been hailed as one of the star winemakers of the region and its primary grape. Bierzo is... more » For those coming around to DO Bierzo and the charm of the... more »

Rethinking the wine writing award

by  |  23-09-2020 ~ 2 Comments

This recent article by Alicia Kennedy held one of the most insightful and powerful comments I've seen in some time regarding awards: Awards reinforce hegemonic narratives of industries that uphold the oppressive structures that govern... more » This recent article by Alicia Kennedy held one of the most insightful... more »

New DO Montsant wineries to know, 2020 edition

by  |  21-09-2020

The Denomination of Origin Montsant wasn’t even in existence 20 years ago and yet, it’s proven to be a Spanish DO very much on the move. What started out as a collection of just a... more » The Denomination of Origin Montsant wasn’t even in existence 20 years ago... more »

Ten tasty Catalan Grenaches for #GrenacheDay

by  |  18-09-2020

In case you actually needed an excuse to open up a bottle of Grenache, today, September 18th, is International Grenache Day! A celebration of all things that this red (as well as white, pink, and... more » In case you actually needed an excuse to open up a bottle... more »

The one-year anniversary of the new Hudin.com

by  |  16-09-2020 ~ 4 Comments

Today marks the one-year anniversary since re-launching this website with a subscription system along with a wealth of other features that weren't possible in its previous, more casual incarnation. Obviously, we find ourselves in a... more » Today marks the one-year anniversary since re-launching this website with a subscription... more »

A book review of “The Cocktail Dictionary”

by  |  14-09-2020

Lord knows we're not suffering from a short supply of cocktail books these days. While "The Savoy Cocktail Book" from forever and ago was one of the main references in this field, we're now amidst... more » Lord knows we're not suffering from a short supply of cocktail books... more »

Finding Clímax in Can Ràfols dels Caus

by  |  11-09-2020

In tasting samples for articles about the Penedès region, the wines from one winery would continually appear in the top. For an article about the white wines in Penedès, “La Calma” was one of the... more » In tasting samples for articles about the Penedès region, the wines from... more »

Telti Kuruk, tasting native Ukrainian grapes

by  |  09-09-2020

“What on earth is that?” is my most favorite phrase in wine. Often I’m saying it to myself when browsing list of wild, wonderful new varieties I’ve never heard of while judging. But in this... more » “What on earth is that?” is my most favorite phrase in wine.... more »
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Wine judging by remote control

by  |  07-09-2020

Time, has been on my side these last few months and as I was spending far too much of it on Instagram one morning, a photo popped up by Beth Willard. Australian by passport but... more » Time, has been on my side these last few months and as... more »

A book review of “English Wine”

by  |  01-09-2020

Four years ago, during the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium in Brighton, England, I attended an English still wine tasting led by Oz Clarke. It was fascinating to see the state of the increasingly-popular English... more » Four years ago, during the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium in Brighton,... more »