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SOMM a decade on, the aftermath of a documentary

by  |  26-05-2022 ~ 2 Comments

There are few if any films that have had such a profound impact on the wine world than the original SOMM film from 2012. I'm reminded of this constantly such as when I was leading... more » There are few if any films that have had such a profound... more »

In The Glass: Artemis Karamolegos – Santorini 34 2019

by  |  23-05-2022

This wine came my way via my Big Fat Greek Wine Shipment last fall. It’s one of the benefits of getting white wines from Santorini in that they can sit in the cellar and actually... more » This wine came my way via my Big Fat Greek Wine Shipment... more »

Ukraine’s wine people finding homes around Europe

by  |  20-05-2022

The war in Ukraine continues to be a heinous atrocity. The only thing that's clear now is that there will be no resolution any time soon, especially as Russia seems hell-bent to grind on despite... more » The war in Ukraine continues to be a heinous atrocity. The only... more »

Bordeaux 2021, En Primeur

by  |  18-05-2022

After three years away, the world’s wine professionals landed upon Bordeaux this spring for the (previously) annual En Primeur campaign covering the 2021 vintage. The general takeaway? Great estates made great wines. All others, take... more » After three years away, the world’s wine professionals landed upon Bordeaux this... more »

The subscription wine publications list

by  |  16-05-2022 ~ 2 Comments

For those who like to support quality wine writing (which of course cannot be done for free) here's an updated list of all the subscription wine publications currently available. This is tied in to an... more » For those who like to support quality wine writing (which of course... more »

In The Glass: Sainte Croix – Celèstra 2015

by  |  12-05-2022

One evening I was rummaging about the cellar and stumbled upon this wine from Sainte Croix in the Corbières AOC of Languedoc, France. It admittedly had been there for awhile as I’d come into possession... more » One evening I was rummaging about the cellar and stumbled upon this... more »

The state of DO Penedès 2022

by  |  09-05-2022

The DO Penedès has been on the move lately. The biggest news of course is their ten-year plan where they’ve set up a system under the Vi de Mas for vineyard classifications. Even more impressive... more » The DO Penedès has been on the move lately. The biggest news... more »

Cul de Cuvée 07-05-2022

by  |  07-05-2022 ~ 3 Comments

A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine and drink world. In bubbly-treason news, it appears that Anatoly Shariy won't be enjoying much Cava any time soon. The Ukrainian who seemed... more » A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine... more »

Solidarity tasting for Ukraine

by  |  06-05-2022

On Monday, May 16th at 18:15 at the CETT school in Barcelona, enologist Blanca Ozcariz is organizing a benefit tasting with all funds destined to the World Central Kitchen to continue their work, feeding people... more » On Monday, May 16th at 18:15 at the CETT school in Barcelona,... more »
Tast de les Mines, Bellmunt

Priorat’s Fira del Vi exceeds all expectations

by  |  04-05-2022

What is perhaps one of the biggest wine events in all of Catalunya or least the biggest for the Priorat region is the annual Fira de Vi that takes place on the first weekend of... more » What is perhaps one of the biggest wine events in all of... more »