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Tomas Cusiné goes small

by  |  09-06-2021

While Costers del Segre may be one of Catalunya’s most unknown DOs, one of the most active and driven producers within it is, Tomàs Cusiné located in the village of Vilosell, in the subzone of... more » While Costers del Segre may be one of Catalunya’s most unknown DOs,... more »

Vi Novell 2020 for a fresh summer treat

by  |  07-06-2021

There is ironically nothing new about vi novell here on this site as I’ve happily written about this style of wine previously due to the push for the quality to be ever better each year.... more » There is ironically nothing new about vi novell here on this site... more »

Cul de Cuvée 05-06-2021

by  |  05-06-2021 ~ 2 Comments

A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine and drink world. King Corona In "fine beer" news, Corona has been named, the World’s Most Valuable Beer Brand. This will come as... more » A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine... more »

A fake anniversary for Fake Booze

by  |  01-06-2021 ~ 5 Comments

A few days back, Jim Budd posted a round up of his favorite articles from the new satirical drinks site, Fake Booze. I'd definitely add even a few more in there as the humor valves... more » A few days back, Jim Budd posted a round up of his... more »

Five wines from Tarragona to know right now

by  |  28-05-2021

The recent DO Tarragona report, showed that this is a region which can be a bit tricky to make sense of. It’s very large and has very distinct zones with a great many styles represented... more » The recent DO Tarragona report, showed that this is a region which... more »

Priorat’s Fira del Vi 2021, changing for the times

by  |  24-05-2021

The Fira del Vi is the Priorat county’s annual wine fair for both appellations contained in it, DOQ Priorat as well as DO Montsant. Unfortunately, like all wine events in the spring of 2020, it... more » The Fira del Vi is the Priorat county’s annual wine fair for... more »

The state of DO Terra Alta in 2021

by  |  20-05-2021

Much has changed in DO Terra Alta since I compiled the last Tasting & Regional reports on the region in 2019 which is why I’m very happy to be releasing the 2021 Tasting Report today... more » Much has changed in DO Terra Alta since I compiled the last... more »
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Corpinnat turns it up to 11 by adding Pardas

by  |  12-05-2021

Today, Corpinnat, the breakaway group of high-quality sparkling wine producers in Catalunya's Penedès region, announced that they've just increased their membership from 10 to 11 with the addition of Celler Pardas. Pardas and its founders,... more » Today, Corpinnat, the breakaway group of high-quality sparkling wine producers in Catalunya's... more »

Cul de Cuvée 08-05-2021

by  |  08-05-2021

A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine and drink world. Space wine here to stay As was previously reported, some bottles of Pétrus went up to space, came back down,... more » A bluntly-curated selection of absolutely random recent bits from around the wine... more »

A Southern European selection of François Lurton

by  |  03-05-2021

François Lurton is but one member of the vast Lurton family, long-established in Bordeaux. If you’d like to read up on their history, I’d recommend having a look at this article as I would but... more » François Lurton is but one member of the vast Lurton family, long-established... more »