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Cul de Cuvée 22-01-2022

by  |  22-01-2022

A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine and drink world. The search for mother's little helper Ever wonder what your mom is looking for in a sparkling wine? To drink... more » A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine... more »

The state of Rioja’s Viñedos Singulares 2022

by  |  14-01-2022

If someone has not spent time in the Rioja region, it’s nearly impossible to impress upon them as to how incredibly large and diverse it is. Something like 100km long and 50km wine in terms... more » If someone has not spent time in the Rioja region, it’s nearly... more »

A look at The Language of Yes 2020

by  |  07-01-2022

I took advantage of being in California during the holidays to order and try the new “Language of Yes” wines coming from the Rancho Réal vineyard in Santa Barbara County. They’re being produced by legendary... more » I took advantage of being in California during the holidays to order... more »

The state of Trepat in Conca de Barberà

by  |  17-12-2021

It’s obviously been a tough couple of years, leading to the cancelation of countless events and although some are trying to restart, that’s quite precarious and I don’t see this changing any time soon. I... more » It’s obviously been a tough couple of years, leading to the cancelation... more »

Cul de Cuvée 11-12-2021

by  |  11-12-2021 ~ 1 Comment

A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine and drink world. Oreos? Oh, gloreos! The big news in the wine world has of course been the Oreo wine by Barefoot. Designed... more » A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine... more »

Best Spanish wines of 2021

by  |  08-12-2021

For the first time I'm doing a Best Spanish Wines list which is accompanying my yearly Best Catalan Wines list. Why are they separate? Some may assume it's some kind of political statement but the... more » For the first time I'm doing a Best Spanish Wines list which... more »

Best Catalan wines of 2021

by  |  06-12-2021 ~ 2 Comments

At the end of each year, I like to look back at all the wines I've tasted and pick out those in Catalunya that were either outstanding or represented something notable within various regions. This... more » At the end of each year, I like to look back at... more »

Understanding DO Penedès’s ‘Vi de Mas’ certification

by  |  03-12-2021

Last week, an article I wrote for Decanter covered a rather massive number of changes that DO Penedès has planned up through 2030. Some of the highlights are: All vineyards fully-certified as organic by 2025... more » Last week, an article I wrote for Decanter covered a rather massive... more »

The state of Corpinnat for 2022

by  |  15-11-2021

It was incredibly exciting to have an updated taste a few days ago of the sparkling wines by the Corpinnat producers in Penedès, Catalunya which has resulted in the newest Tasting Report out today. As... more » It was incredibly exciting to have an updated taste a few days... more »

A Portugal Vineyards selection

by  |  08-11-2021

A constant topic of conversation in the household is about the wines we're not drinking. Spanish, French, and Italian usually have very solid representation but outside of those we're often lacking in other countries we'd... more » A constant topic of conversation in the household is about the wines... more »