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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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Reviews of wine books for every occasion

by  |  23-04-2020

A fine pub quiz fact is that William Shakespeare and Cervantes both died on April 23rd, albeit in different years. But this coincidence, as well as others, eventually set the stage for World Book Day... more » A fine pub quiz fact is that William Shakespeare and Cervantes both... more »

In The Glass: Celler Descregut – Horafosca 2017

by  |  22-04-2020

In the Variety Profile for Xarel·lo that just went out this week, I made a mention about delicate use of skin contact to coax even more out of what is already a great grape. This... more » In the Variety Profile for Xarel·lo that just went out this week,... more »

The state of Xarel·lo in Penedès

by  |  20-04-2020

Workhorse. Backbone. Structured. Aromatic. Evolving. These are but a few words one can put forth when talking about the grape, Xarel·lo and they’re all true–even if some people might say them with a curled lip... more » Workhorse. Backbone. Structured. Aromatic. Evolving. These are but a few words one... more »

A review of film “Back to Burgundy” (“Ce qui nous lie”)

by  |  17-04-2020

Before diving into this review of "Back to Burgundy", I have to set the stage as to how I came at this film. You see, I happen to love the films by this French film... more » Before diving into this review of "Back to Burgundy", I have to... more »

In The Glass: Niepoort Nat’cool Tinto 2017

by  |  13-04-2020 ~ 5 Comments

While the Niepoort name had piqued interest to buy this wine online, once it arrived, the presentation was a bit perplexing. The one liter bottle format was solid and welcome (Elisabeta Foradori does a similar... more » While the Niepoort name had piqued interest to buy this wine online,... more »

An overview tasting of Bordeaux 2017

by  |  09-04-2020

Living in Spain is great, especially if you love Spanish wines as much I do. The issue is that the wine world most doesn’t revolve around Spain. This means that you need to stay abreast... more » Living in Spain is great, especially if you love Spanish wines as... more »

A book review of “Sherry. Maligned, Misunderstood, Magnificent!”

by  |  07-04-2020

Watching a webinar on Sherry recently, the host made the most salient, yet cutting of opening comments, "Like most people in the wine trade, you probably all love Sherry but despite this, it's a tough... more » Watching a webinar on Sherry recently, the host made the most salient,... more »

The eternity of Xarel·lo: Parés Baltà – Electió 2004

by  |  03-04-2020

“To date, we still don’t know how long Xarel·lo can ultimately age.” I’ve heard this oft-repeated about this white grape variety over the years, but the very first time I heard it was from Ton... more » “To date, we still don’t know how long Xarel·lo can ultimately age.”... more »

How to get wine in Spain during the quarantine

by  |  30-03-2020 ~ 4 Comments

Trying to keep one's composure ain't easy these days and in no way should alcohol be turned to as a full-on escape from the troubles that surround us. Not only is this unhealthy but it's... more » Trying to keep one's composure ain't easy these days and in no... more »

A review of “Uncorked” (2020)

by  |  28-03-2020 ~ 8 Comments

When a friend of mine opened "The Barrel Room" in San Francisco I asked her, "What's the background on the name? Big barrel fan?" She just shrugged, sighed, and said, "There's really no point trying... more » When a friend of mine opened "The Barrel Room" in San Francisco... more »