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Mister Joly & Me

by  |  18-05-2020

Nicolas Joly gains admiration and/or scorn from vast and disparate sources. Since at least the 7th edition (and probably previous to that) in the hefty reference tome, the “World Atlas of Wine”, the “cru” vineyards... more » Nicolas Joly gains admiration and/or scorn from vast and disparate sources. Since... more »

The eternity of Xarel·lo: Parés Baltà – Electió 2004

by  |  03-04-2020

“To date, we still don’t know how long Xarel·lo can ultimately age.” I’ve heard this oft-repeated about this white grape variety over the years, but the very first time I heard it was from Ton... more » “To date, we still don’t know how long Xarel·lo can ultimately age.”... more »

Recaredo’s Turó d’en Mota 2005 & 1999

by  |  17-11-2016

If you know Cava and you don’t know the Turó d’en Mota from Recaredo, then you may be displeased to learn that you really don’t know Cava. This lengthy-aged sparkling wine from a single vineyard... more » If you know Cava and you don’t know the Turó d’en Mota... more »

The one Euro wine blind tasting

by  |  02-11-2015

Recently, on the social mediaz of Spain a video was released on El Comidista that basically showed a cheap, one Euro bulk wine tricking the professionals in to thinking it was some grand, yet small... more » Recently, on the social mediaz of Spain a video was released on... more »

Domaine de Clovallon – Palagret 2012

by  |  14-03-2015

I spent the better part of this week just north of Manchester, furthering my wine education (as any who are serious in the study must do) at the very lovely Northcote hotel & restaurant. On... more » I spent the better part of this week just north of Manchester,... more »

The lunar calendar in dishcloth form

by  |  21-01-2015

For those unfamiliar with the whole lunar cycle business when it comes to wine, there are many who take it quite seriously. Essentially, the main gist is that you have: fruit days, flower days, leaf... more » For those unfamiliar with the whole lunar cycle business when it comes... more »

In The Glass – Barranco Oscuro BO2 2010

by  |  04-12-2014

Just two streets over from that ludicrous white elephant in Sevilla, the Metropol Parasol sits La Pepona at C/ Javier Lasso de la Vega, 1. A worthy restaurant in its own right with lovely Andalusian... more » Just two streets over from that ludicrous white elephant in Sevilla, the... more »