Catalan Wines

Cavas, Catalunya

by  |  19-01-2024

Here we have a series of DO Cava wines that didn’t make it into the main sparkling wine report at the end of 2023 as they arrived after that lengthy report (which included all the... more »

Bodegas Alvia Gran Reservas, Rioja, Spain

by  |  21-12-2023

Bodegas Alvia I got to know quite well when researching the previous Rioja Garnacha report as well as the Tempranillo Blanco report as they work with both of them. Here we find wines that are... more »

Hispano-Suizas, València, Spain

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Here’s a selection from Hispano-Suizas who are producing wines just outside the village of El Pontón and allows them to bounce between producing primarily in DO Utiel-Requena as well as DO Valencia and DO Cava.... more »

Marqués de Griñón, Dominio de Valdepusa, Spain

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This represents a tasting of what seems to be most of the portfolio for Marqués de Griñón who are located right in the center of Spain, halfway between Madrid and Toledo. While this forms this... more »

Mastinell, Penedès, Catalunya

by  |  19-12-2023

When requesting wines for the large sparkling wine report, the winery, Mastinell sent in bottles for the Cava portion but also some still wine samples classified under DO Penedès. People who have been to the... more »

Paso Primero, Somontano, Spain

by  |  15-12-2023

Here’s a look at the latest vintages from Paso Primero a project in DO Somontano started by Brits, Tom & Emma Holt with the help of locals, at Batan de Salas. I’ve come across their... more »

La Carbonera, Malpastor 2020, DOC Rioja, Spain

by  |  11-10-2023

The winery of la Carbonera is the Torres family’s project in DOC Rioja which is locally referred to as Bodega Soto de Torres in Labastida, Álava and is a quite a massive structure in the... more »

Terra Remota, Empordà, Catalunya

by  |  06-10-2023

Here we have a couple of wines from what has become quite an extensive portfolio of Terra Remota up in DO Empordà. It’s an interesting project as first and foremost, the winery itself is striking... more »

Château d’Arche, Bordeaux, France

by  |  28-08-2023

Bordeaux can be tricky to wrap one’s head around which is why it’s wonderful when you receive wines to taste that are simply very good and happen to be from Bordeaux as was the case... more »

Domaine Boisson, Cairanne, France

by  |  11-08-2023

It’s been some time since my last look at the wines of Cairanne, so it’s long overdue for a revisit. For those unfamiliar with this appellation in the Southern Rhône, it received its ‘cru bump’... more »