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Carignan abounds, Tomas Cusiné – Finca Barqueres 2016

by  |  14-11-2018

Sometime back, a group of enologists in Catalunya called, “10 Sentits” (10 senses) made a Grenache-based wine called “Cat Negre” that was culled from all 10 DOs of Catalunya (they nixed DO Cava as it’s... more » Sometime back, a group of enologists in Catalunya called, “10 Sentits” (10... more »

Wines to see the summer out

by  |  17-08-2018

The second half of August in Spain forms a downhill sprint to September/reality. Everyone is tanned, well swam and well, kinda “over” the whole beach thing at this point. Many just want to chill, usually... more » The second half of August in Spain forms a downhill sprint to... more »

Oh, the Macabeu. Tomàs Cusiné – Finca Racons 2016

by  |  11-06-2018

Given the new look of DO Costers del Segre, it seems a fitting moment to have a taste of a new release from the region. In this case we’re talking about Finca Racons from Tomàs... more » Given the new look of DO Costers del Segre, it seems a... more »

DO Costers del Segre gets a much-needed new look

by  |  20-05-2018

If you don’t live in Catalunya and haven’t heard of DO Costers del Segre, you’re very much excused. Actually, even if you do live in Catalunya and haven’t heard of it, I’d be hard pressed... more » If you don’t live in Catalunya and haven’t heard of DO Costers... more »

Tomàs Cusiné – Finca Comabarra 2012

by  |  08-07-2017

I was quite excited to taste this wine as previous experience with Tomàs Cusiné wines as seen in the “Mineral” made in a negociant fashion down in DO Montsant or then the “Cara Nord” white... more » I was quite excited to taste this wine as previous experience with... more »

Celler Cérvoles – Garnatxa de Cérvoles 2015

by  |  18-04-2017

Every time I’ve visited Mas Blanch i Jové for some event or another (they do many that are great), I’ve seen the Cérvoles Celler and always think, “Dammit, still need to visit there.” For some... more » Every time I’ve visited Mas Blanch i Jové for some event or... more »

The best of Catalan white wines

by  |  07-02-2017

Last fall, I received a commission from Decanter to do a report on the white wines of Catalonia for the March issue. As things work in the world of print, you submit the article in... more » Last fall, I received a commission from Decanter to do a report... more »

Castell del Remei’s Oda Time

by  |  08-12-2016

I recently received some new wines from Castell del Remei. If you’ll recall (although I’d be thoroughly amazed if you did), I reviewed their younger wines a few months back. The Oda white and red... more » I recently received some new wines from Castell del Remei. If you’ll... more »

Catalan BBQ wine gets a new look: Castell del Remei Gotim

by  |  04-07-2016

It’s been four Julys in a row that I’ve not been in the US for Independence Day on the 4th. This isn’t something that I consider to be the utmost of tragedies as it’s a... more » It’s been four Julys in a row that I’ve not been in... more »

DO Costers del Segre

by  |  18-04-2016

DO Costers del Segre doesn’t see a lot of love in the press generally. It’s Catalonia’s most interior DO and is the only DO in the Lleida Province. Due to its geographic location, it’s often... more » DO Costers del Segre doesn’t see a lot of love in the... more »