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Yes, #WineToo

by  |  11-11-2019 ~ 3 Comments

By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony Cailan and his reported sexual assault of various women that have both been his subordinates as well other women he's been in contact... more » By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony... more »

Oddero: A rainbow of vintages, Barolo and beyond

by  |  07-11-2019

Being in London means tasting a great many wines if one is so inclined. While the WSTA trade calendar is simply amazing in its listing of tastings and events, incredibly, not everything that happens is... more » Being in London means tasting a great many wines if one is... more »

A book review of “The wines of northern Spain”

by  |  05-11-2019

Despite Spain's rubbing shoulders with France and Italy in terms of total wine produced, the number of texts about the country has always paled in comparison to these other two behemoths. It's so dire in... more » Despite Spain's rubbing shoulders with France and Italy in terms of total... more »
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Taking a look at DO Conca de Barberà

by  |  29-10-2019

Given the recent cellar flooding, I’ve moved up this report to hopefully give a bit more visibility to the DO and not only support the rebuilding efforts of Rendé Masdéu, but also to showcase the... more » Given the recent cellar flooding, I’ve moved up this report to hopefully... more »

The curious business of drinking wine in Britain

by  |  25-10-2019

While dinner was a pop-up, the location wasn't clandestine and was set at Mortimer House in London. The food wasn't secret, radical, or some weird fusion thing served off the back of an endangered animal.... more » While dinner was a pop-up, the location wasn't clandestine and was set... more »
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DO Conca de Barberà winery, Rendé Masdéu washed away by torrential rains & flooding

by  |  23-10-2019

Southern Catalunya recorded epic rains yesterday which caused widespread damage including: flooding of homes, various roads being closed due to mudslides, and train service being cut due to flooded tracks. There have been two confirmed... more » Southern Catalunya recorded epic rains yesterday which caused widespread damage including: flooding... more »

Châteauneuf-du-Pape in 2019

by  |  17-10-2019

For any lover of Grenache-based wines, and especially those found in the Southern Rhône, the appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers up many delicious pleasures which is why I’m very excited to share the 2019 report today.... more » For any lover of Grenache-based wines, and especially those found in the... more »

25 years of Torre Muga

by  |  14-10-2019

Mid-October in Barcelona is still Mediterranean in terms of weather as summer clings to the days but is yet graced by a glint of cool air coming in at the fringes of the season. This... more » Mid-October in Barcelona is still Mediterranean in terms of weather as summer... more »

Life’s too short to not be “drinking well”

by  |  10-10-2019

Today’s article on drinking well, in Bali marks the first in a new series on the site under the category of that’s aptly-named “Drinking Well“. These are essentially my experiences of drinking when traveling in... more » Today’s article on drinking well, in Bali marks the first in a... more »

Drinking well, in Bali

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If asking a potential tourist where they would like to go, the answer is probably, “Where there aren’t any other tourists.” This is of course an impossibility in our modern age of travel and what... more » If asking a potential tourist where they would like to go, the... more »