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Natural water

by  |  07-01-2020

The village casal is as attractive as it is utilitarian. A four-walled testament to the religion of concrete that dominated Spanish construction in the later 20th century, it does exactly what it needs to do... more » The village casal is as attractive as it is utilitarian. A four-walled... more »

Yes, #WineToo

by  |  11-11-2019 ~ 4 Comments

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 »

The curious business of drinking wine in Britain

by  |  25-10-2019

While dinner was a pop-up, the location wasn't clandestine and was set at Mortimer House in London. The food wasn't secret, radical, or some weird fusion thing served off the back of an endangered animal.... more » While dinner was a pop-up, the location wasn't clandestine and was set... more »

Why wine service matters

by  |  27-09-2019

I’ve been to a restaurant in Sant Gregori, Girona for several extended family meals on various days for these simple reasons: the food is quite good (see above), it’s not far-flung from civilization, and the... more » I’ve been to a restaurant in Sant Gregori, Girona for several extended... more »

Perhaps a #dryjuly for the future?

by  |  28-08-2019

When living in Spain, July and August mark the time of year that I patently hate as everything grinds to a halt–doubly so when there are the now annual strikes at the airport. While August... more » When living in Spain, July and August mark the time of year... more »