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Miquel Hudin

Miquel Hudin

Miquel Hudin

Miquel Hudin is a writer originally from California now based in Catalunya, Spain. He started his wine career in the Napa Valley which led to the founding of the Vinologue series of wine books. He received the Wine & Innovation Award 2020 from Millesima, was named Best Drink Writer of 2017 by the Fortnum & Mason Awards, and was the recipient of the 2016 Geoffrey Roberts Award.

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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 »

Harvest is here. 2020’s continued winning streak

by  |  31-08-2020

Once the boxes appear, you always know that harvest is imminent. This year, harvest is of course different and not just because of our modern-day plague but because of another plague that arrived in the... more » Once the boxes appear, you always know that harvest is imminent. This... more »

Talking about Spain around the internets

by  |  28-08-2020

August is usually a pretty slow month of spending a few days at the beach, dinners of cold dishes, and trying to get in dog walks before walking in the sun scorches you to a... more » August is usually a pretty slow month of spending a few days... more »

Searching for Cinsault… in France

by  |  26-08-2020

Trying to grasp the world of wine is all about drawing parallels which is why I contend that the Southern French grape, Cinsault is the up-and-coming Malbec for a new age of wine drinking. What... more » Trying to grasp the world of wine is all about drawing parallels... more »

In The Glass: Jack Winery – Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

by  |  24-08-2020

My last trip to Napa Valley was for a wine writing symposium which meant staying in the valley for an entire week. For someone from San Francisco used to day trips up there, it was... more » My last trip to Napa Valley was for a wine writing symposium... more »

WSET vs CMS

by  |  20-08-2020 ~ 15 Comments

Wine education is something not to be undertaken lightly. There's the investment of time and, well, a great deal of money. There's also the issue of choosing the right direction which can be hard to... more » Wine education is something not to be undertaken lightly. There's the investment... more »
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A better understanding of Rioja’s “Viñedos Singulares”

by  |  17-08-2020

In 2019, the first “Viñedos Singulares” or “single vineyards” in DOC Rioja were certified. This first batch saw 84 vineyards certified under the new scheme, covering 154ha, which I think by any measure would be... more » In 2019, the first “Viñedos Singulares” or “single vineyards” in DOC Rioja... more »