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Corpinnat: Going forward

by  |  11-12-2019

This article as well as "Corpinnat: Producers, profile, & terroir?" and the "Corpinnat 2020 Tasting Report" are a culmination of research following the events of: Corpinnat forming in 2018, the producers leaving DO Cava in... more » This article as well as "Corpinnat: Producers, profile, & terroir?" and the... more »

Corpinnat: Producers, profile, & terroir?

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This article as well as “Corpinnat: Going forward” and the “Corpinnat 2020 Tasting Report” are a culmination of research following the events of: Corpinnat forming in 2018, the producers leaving DO Cava in 2019, as... more » This article as well as “Corpinnat: Going forward” and the “Corpinnat 2020... more »

Anna Espelt on “Anna Espelt”

by  |  09-12-2019

The Espelt winery sits just outside the village of Vilajuïga, Empordà (Catalunya) and it honestly hasn’t changed a great deal on the outside over the last seven or even 10 years. A large, purpose-built concrete... more » The Espelt winery sits just outside the village of Vilajuïga, Empordà (Catalunya)... more »

The terror of wine people gifting has arrived

by  |  05-12-2019 ~ 1 Comment

Oh... sweet sweaty Bacchus, it's happened again, hasn't it? Thanksgivings in the US and Canada have passed along with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Impulse Buy Tuesday. And you now painfully realize that another year... more » Oh... sweet sweaty Bacchus, it's happened again, hasn't it? Thanksgivings in the... more »

What the new DO Rueda classifications mean

by  |  02-12-2019 ~ 2 Comments

DO Rueda has announced a hefty overhaul of their governing rules or pliego de condiciones. For a DO that most people think of in terms of, "White wines. Verdejo grape, a little Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh,... more » DO Rueda has announced a hefty overhaul of their governing rules or... more »

Taking a look at Douro 2017 reds and 2018 whites

by  |  28-11-2019

At the beginning of June I headed due west until there was no more west which is of course a fancy way to say I hopped across Iberia to Porto, Portugal. I took one of... more » At the beginning of June I headed due west until there was... more »

Kizikuri Tradiciuli: in search of Georgian terroir

by  |  25-11-2019

“Would you like to go see the vineyard?” It was a new question to be asked when doing winery visits that culminated in the recent, Georgia Report (which comes free with the lovely hardbound Georgian... more » “Would you like to go see the vineyard?” It was a new... more »

A book review of “Corkscrew”

by  |  21-11-2019 ~ 4 Comments

The pursuit of writing fiction set in the world of wine is a noble albeit generally futile one. I've reviewed previous attempts and it's often the case that the author is trying to just slap... more » The pursuit of writing fiction set in the world of wine is... more »

A report on DO Empordà in 2019

by  |  18-11-2019

I find it harder and harder to write about DO Empordà because the more I taste the wines, the clearer and more brilliant the definition of the region becomes. Yet despite this, it remains so... more » I find it harder and harder to write about DO Empordà because... more »

Judging the “Best Cava Sommelier” of 2019

by  |  14-11-2019

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,... more » One can’t claim that the DO Cava hasn’t been active over the... more »