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Molí dels Capellans – Atrepat 2015

by  |  24-03-2017

Last June I wrote about the Festa del Trepat that happens yearly in DO Conca de Barberà as a way to celebrate the leaps that have been made in giving the Trepat grape more protagonism... more » Last June I wrote about the Festa del Trepat that happens yearly... 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 »

Trepat, Catalonia’s “Pinot Noir”?

by  |  28-06-2016

It’s always a minefield to compare one wine grape to another, especially when styles around the world vary so much but in terms of Catalonia’s Trepat grape and Pinot Noir, there are more aspects than... more » It’s always a minefield to compare one wine grape to another, especially... more »

Tasting the tops of Torres

by  |  24-05-2016

For the August issue of Decanter (which will be out at the beginning of July) I wrote up a profile about Miguel Torres Jr. who, since 2012 has been the General Director of the Torres... more » For the August issue of Decanter (which will be out at the... more »

DO Conca de Barberà is not the grape, Barbera

by  |  09-05-2016

With today’s regional focus being on the Catalan wine region, DO Conca de Barberà, it’s probably a good moment to chat about something that’s very easy to confuse in that this wine region has absolutely... more » With today’s regional focus being on the Catalan wine region, DO Conca... more »

DO Conca de Barberà

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The appellation of DO Conca de Barberà is another one of the Catalan regions that doesn’t often see a lot of attention. Being in the interior, about an hour and a half due west of... more » The appellation of DO Conca de Barberà is another one of the... more »

Talking about the Vinari Awards 2015

by  |  12-10-2015

For those outside of Catalonia, the Vinari Awards may not be that well-known but here in the region, they’ve become the top yearly awards in the wines and, as people are often wont to exaggerate... more » For those outside of Catalonia, the Vinari Awards may not be that... more »

Wines from a Stone

by  |  05-03-2015

From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan (also here), I offer up the profile of two wines from Vins de Pedra. A well-known winery from Empordà is La Vinyeta and is run by husband and... more » From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan (also here), I offer up... more »

10 Sentits is back with Cat Negre 2012

by  |  11-12-2014

In Catalonia there exists a a marauding group of enologs who go anonymously as the “10 sentits” or “10 senses”. I’ve met some who know a member or two, but it seems that no one... more » In Catalonia there exists a a marauding group of enologs who go... more »

Rendé Masdéu – Arnau Syrah 2009

by  |  26-09-2012

Rendé Masdéu is one of those Conca de Barberà wineries to take note of. We’ve slowly been expanding our palates in this region, taking note first of Vins de Pedra and moving on from there.... more » Rendé Masdéu is one of those Conca de Barberà wineries to take... more »