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Corpinnat: Producers, profile, & terroir?

by  |  11-12-2019

This article as well as “Corpinnat: Going forward” and the “Corpinnat 2020 Tasting Report” are a culmination of research following the events of: Corpinnat forming in 2018, the producers leaving DO Cava in 2019, as... more » This article as well as “Corpinnat: Going forward” and the “Corpinnat 2020... more »

Anna Espelt on “Anna Espelt”

by  |  09-12-2019

The Espelt winery sits just outside the village of Vilajuïga, Empordà (Catalunya) and it honestly hasn’t changed a great deal on the outside over the last seven or even 10 years. A large, purpose-built concrete... more » The Espelt winery sits just outside the village of Vilajuïga, Empordà (Catalunya)... more »

A report on DO Empordà in 2019

by  |  18-11-2019

I find it harder and harder to write about DO Empordà because the more I taste the wines, the clearer and more brilliant the definition of the region becomes. Yet despite this, it remains so... more » I find it harder and harder to write about DO Empordà because... more »
Photo from DO Conca de Barberà

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 »
Photos by @CivitiMarti, Twitter

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 »

The DOQ Priorat & DO Montsant reports for 2019

by  |  23-09-2019

I’ve been tasting the wines of DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant for nearly a decade now and am quite happy to present tasting reports of each region’s current releases for 2019. Having written individual books... more » I’ve been tasting the wines of DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant for... more »

In The Glass: Lectores Vini – Pomagrana 2018

by  |  09-09-2019

Trepat comes up with regularity on this site for good reason as it sits at that most delicate of intersections wherein it is approachable yet flavorful and not terribly alcoholic. This is no mean feat... more » Trepat comes up with regularity on this site for good reason as... more »

A strike at the heart of DO Cava

by  |  06-09-2019

Yesterday, September 5th, three groups of viticulturists in the Penedès region (Unió de Pagesos, JARC, and Viticultors del Penedès), held a planned harvest strike against the ongoing grape pricing scandal in DO Cava. More than... more » Yesterday, September 5th, three groups of viticulturists in the Penedès region (Unió... more »

A look back at the 2012 vintage in Catalunya & Roussillon

by  |  01-09-2019

The other day someone wrote to inquire about the 2012 Clos Mogador and what my impressions were of it. While I enjoyed drinking it when initially released, I realized that instead of just talking about... more » The other day someone wrote to inquire about the 2012 Clos Mogador... more »

Big Cava flexes its muscles, to pay 30% less for grapes

by  |  19-08-2019

After the departure of the Corpinnat wineries at the start of this year, one would have thought DO Cava didn’t need any more bad press, but yet, it was announced last week that the large... more » After the departure of the Corpinnat wineries at the start of this... more »
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