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It’s impossible for the little cellar in Spain

by  |  12-01-2015

If you haven’t seen it, there’s a very good read by Jancis Robinson about how the marketing shift for European Union wine funds is towards promotion in the Asian markets. Of special note in regards... more » If you haven’t seen it, there’s a very good read by Jancis... more »

The 2014 Priorat harvest

by  |  06-12-2014

At the beginning of May I stopped in to visit a garagiste winemaker friend in the Catalan village of Capçanes. He was out removing excess growth in his small two-hectare vineyard of Garnatxa Peluda (Lladoner... more » At the beginning of May I stopped in to visit a garagiste... more »

Wine’s bitter finish

by  |  02-11-2011

One of winemaking’s ugly dark sides is how little is paid to the non-winemaker labor. You see it in California wineries with Mexicans, Croatian wineries with Bosnians, and as has been pointed out a bit... more » One of winemaking’s ugly dark sides is how little is paid to... more »