A story in wine spheres that probably hasn’t received enough attention is the work that Torres has been doing to recuperate the “lost” grape varieties of Catalunya. As the story goes, starting back in the 1980s, they had a direct phone line that people could call when they encountered a vine they didn’t recognize. Torres would send people out to take a sample and most of the time, via genetic testing, they’d find that it was something known such as Grenache or Macabeu. In rare occasions, it was something new […]

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