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Sweetness: Alta Alella – Blanc de Neu 2016 & Mataró 2015

by  |  23-01-2019

Dessert wines are decidedly not sexy in this day and age. A right pity that is given they definitely have their place in a meal to cleanse and close the palate at the end and... more » Dessert wines are decidedly not sexy in this day and age. A... more »

Wonderful Gran Reserva Cavas for unreasonable times

by  |  15-12-2018

It’s roundabout mid-December when the bubbly articles inevitably percolate throughout all manners of media. The codified thinking is that for these festive times, you’ll want what has been deemed the most celebratory of drinks: sparkling... more » It’s roundabout mid-December when the bubbly articles inevitably percolate throughout all manners... more »

The list of the first qualified Cava de Paratge vineyards & their wines

by  |  14-07-2017

For some time there has been a lot of information floating around about the forthcoming Cava de Paratge (Spanish: Cava de Paraje) qualification for specific vineyards and parcels within the boundaries of DO Cava. If... more » For some time there has been a lot of information floating around... more »

Alta Alella’s Parvus

by  |  13-06-2017

I’ve been a fan of what Alta Alella has been doing for some time. In case you don’t believe me, have a look. To a large extent, they’ve been striving a great deal to drive... more » I’ve been a fan of what Alta Alella has been doing for... more »

Alta Alella – Mirgin Opus Evolutium 2013

by  |  19-05-2017

At the age of 19 I was in awe when staring at a pair of bright yellow soccer cleats in a shop until I realized that I would need skills on the field far beyond... more » At the age of 19 I was in awe when staring at... more »

All the bubbly fit to drink

by  |  26-01-2017

The clouds part when the middle of January presents itself. This is of course only in the figurative sense as literally, the weather is quite squalid, but this moment of clarity is due to reaching... more » The clouds part when the middle of January presents itself. This is... more »

Cava, for that bubbly time of year

by  |  08-12-2015

This is an expanded version of my monthly column for Barcelona Metropolitan For those who love sparkling wines, this is a great time of year. However, the festive season can be a minefield of lesser... more » This is an expanded version of my monthly column for Barcelona Metropolitan... more »

The inauguration of Celler de les Aus in DO Alella

by  |  25-06-2015

For some time, the people who haunt the “natural” wine circles have been people I wouldn’t care to be in an enclosed space with, even if said space where the size of a football field.... more » For some time, the people who haunt the “natural” wine circles have... more »

Alta Alella Privat – Laietà 2011

by  |  30-12-2014

Awhile back I had written an article about DO Alella needing a “killer wine” and by that I didn’t mean that they needed to have a mind blowing wine produced from the region but more... more » Awhile back I had written an article about DO Alella needing a... more »
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