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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 »

Yes, #WineToo

by  |  11-11-2019

By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony Cailan and his reported sexual assault of various women that have both been his subordinates as well other women he's been in contact... more » By now, most everyone has heard the unfortunate news about sommelier, Anthony... more »
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DO Conca de Barberà winery, Rendé Masdéu washed away by torrential rains & flooding

by  |  23-10-2019 ~ 2 Comments

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 »

25 years of Torre Muga

by  |  14-10-2019

Mid-October in Barcelona is still Mediterranean in terms of weather as summer clings to the days but is yet graced by a glint of cool air coming in at the fringes of the season. This... more » Mid-October in Barcelona is still Mediterranean in terms of weather as summer... 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 »

10 Grenaches for the 10th annual #GrenacheDay

by  |  20-09-2019

Today, the world celebrates “International Grenache Day”! It’s one of the least-demanding celebrations that exists as it simply means grabbing a glass (or bottle) of Grenache near you and toasting all that’s toastable in this... more » Today, the world celebrates “International Grenache Day”! It’s one of the least-demanding... more »

Hudin.com re-launches as an online wine magazine

by  |  16-09-2019 ~ 2 Comments

"If you don't like what's being said, change the conversation." --Don Draper, Mad Men Anyone who is aspiring to write about wine (or really write about anything) arrives to a point where they have to... more » "If you don't like what's being said, change the conversation." --Don Draper,... 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 »

Carinyena Blanca: Tasting a grape that’s finding its place in Empordà

by  |  13-08-2019

Catalunya’s Denomination of Origin Empordà has just announced an institutional plan to “realize the potential” of the grape, Carinyena Blanca (White Carignan.) Going forward this will involve making it a permitted grape as per their... more » Catalunya’s Denomination of Origin Empordà has just announced an institutional plan to... more »

Ribera del Duero to shine a light on their whites

by  |  01-08-2019

The Boletín Oficial del Estado (Spanish State Bulletin) isn’t light reading. There are sticky gobs of technical announcements for absolutely all facets of the government but, if one is willing to hone in on the... more » The Boletín Oficial del Estado (Spanish State Bulletin) isn’t light reading. There... more »