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The DO Montsant 2020 harvest comes to a close

by  |  23-10-2020

Essentially all the vineyards within the DO Montsant have been picked this year. According to their official statistics, only a handful in the north are still to arrive so in effect, the harvest has closed.... more » Essentially all the vineyards within the DO Montsant have been picked this... more »

A farewell to beloved Barcelona wine bar, Monvínic

by  |  05-10-2020

Monvínic, one of the first truly-dedicated wine bars in Barcelona that was once hailed as the best wine bar in the world by a Wall Street Journal columnist, finally announced last week that they’ve closed... more » Monvínic, one of the first truly-dedicated wine bars in Barcelona that was... more »
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Bringing the restaurant to the winery

by  |  28-09-2020

What’s a winery? When you arrive to Napa Valley for the first time, don’t be shocked that no winery has a restaurant at it. Why? Surely, there’s a great synergy to be found in having... more » What’s a winery? When you arrive to Napa Valley for the first... more »

Rethinking the wine writing award

by  |  23-09-2020 ~ 2 Comments

This recent article by Alicia Kennedy held one of the most insightful and powerful comments I've seen in some time regarding awards: Awards reinforce hegemonic narratives of industries that uphold the oppressive structures that govern... more » This recent article by Alicia Kennedy held one of the most insightful... more »

New DO Montsant wineries to know, 2020 edition

by  |  21-09-2020

The Denomination of Origin Montsant wasn’t even in existence 20 years ago and yet, it’s proven to be a Spanish DO very much on the move. What started out as a collection of just a... more » The Denomination of Origin Montsant wasn’t even in existence 20 years ago... more »

Ten tasty Catalan Grenaches for #GrenacheDay

by  |  18-09-2020

In case you actually needed an excuse to open up a bottle of Grenache, today, September 18th, is International Grenache Day! A celebration of all things that this red (as well as white, pink, and... more » In case you actually needed an excuse to open up a bottle... more »

The one-year anniversary of the new Hudin.com

by  |  16-09-2020 ~ 4 Comments

Today marks the one-year anniversary since re-launching this website with a subscription system along with a wealth of other features that weren't possible in its previous, more casual incarnation. Obviously, we find ourselves in a... more » Today marks the one-year anniversary since re-launching this website with a subscription... 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 »

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 »

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 »