At the end of January, the lucky wineries in Penedès, Catalunya were those out pruning their vines. Then there were others, dealing with heavy affairs that don’t happen every year, but perhaps once a generation. DO Cava gave an ultimatum to the newly-formed group Corpinnat to abandon all promotional aspects by the end of January. Instead of falling in line, nine of the best Cava producers made what must have been an extremely difficult decision on January 30th to announce that they were abandoning the DO Cava completely. This decision […]

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