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Coravin Model Five/Six vs the Model Two

by  |  21-12-2020 ~ 2 Comments

I've been using the Coravin system profusely for a few years now. While I don't own a wine bar or a winery (two of the best use cases), it serves me exceedingly well to taste... more » I've been using the Coravin system profusely for a few years now.... more »

A book review of “On Bordeaux”

by  |  18-12-2020

If there is one abusive phrase towards literature above all others it's, "Don't judge a book by its cover". Thankfully, when it comes to the new book, On Bordeaux, I would say that you can... more » If there is one abusive phrase towards literature above all others it's,... more »

The definitive wine guide for Christmas

by  |  16-12-2020 ~ 1 Comment

Several years back, we published a definitive wine guide to American Thanksgiving. Here, Ruth Spivey deftly picks up the torch to take on British Christmas! Around this time of year every single wine journalist –... more » Several years back, we published a definitive wine guide to American Thanksgiving.... more »

Best Catalan wines of 2020

by  |  14-12-2020 ~ 2 Comments

Versió catalana Despite the lunacy of this never-ending 2020 from hell and the cancellation of a slate of events I was to attend, I did manage to taste a lot of wines from various regions... more » Versió catalana Despite the lunacy of this never-ending 2020 from hell and... more »

El millors vins catalans del 2020

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English version Malgrat la bogeria d'aquest any infernal interminable i la inevitable cancel·lació d'una sèrie d'esdeveniments als que tenia previst a assistir, tot i així he aconseguit tastar una gran quantita de vins de diferents... more » English version Malgrat la bogeria d'aquest any infernal interminable i la inevitable... more »

Scala Dei’s Vi Ranci, the most “rancid” gem that you’ll ever want to own

by  |  11-12-2020

Catalan vi ranci isn’t for the faint of heart. No, I’m not talking about those who drink it as is the case with something like Malört, but instead I’m talking about those who decide to... more » Catalan vi ranci isn’t for the faint of heart. No, I’m not... more »

The state of DO Pla de Bages for 2020

by  |  09-12-2020

For those who may not know it, DO Pla de Bages is Catalunya’s second-smallest denomination of origin (the first being DO Alella). How small does that make it? Well, it has 15 registered cellars, four... more » For those who may not know it, DO Pla de Bages is... more »

Pre-release tasting of Terroir al Límit 2018 & thoughts on 2020

by  |  04-12-2020

A few weeks ago, Terroir al Límit owner, Dominik Huber invited me up to his cellar in Torroja del Priorat for a tasting with him and head winemaker, Tatjana Pećerić. We tasted through the as-of-yet... more » A few weeks ago, Terroir al Límit owner, Dominik Huber invited me... more »

David & Nadia’s Grenache 2018… no wait, the Pinotage 2018 please

by  |  02-12-2020

When not drinking locally from Catalunya or for that matter, Spain at large, we’ve been on something of a South African kick lately. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that regions such... more » When not drinking locally from Catalunya or for that matter, Spain at... more »

ReWine & the bottle: Using a resource in plain sight

by  |  30-11-2020 ~ 6 Comments

The memories are hazy from when I was a child walking into the first supermarket in my hometown. There was a glass front to the store which let in a stream of daylight. It always... more » The memories are hazy from when I was a child walking into... more »