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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 »

The evolution of Espelt

by  |  02-10-2015

This is the full-length version of my October column (here as well) and forms a small introduction to an eventually much larger article about the last eight years of Espelt. In 2007, Espelt was one... more » This is the full-length version of my October column (here as well)... more »

In The Glass: Berdié Fetish NV

by  |  01-07-2015

During the presentation of Jovani & Vins the siblings Jovani were pouring their range of Berdié Cavas which I hadn’t tasted before but found out that I enjoy plenty. We had their rosé Cava called... more » During the presentation of Jovani & Vins the siblings Jovani were pouring... 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 »

Lidl & Domaine de Pignan 2008

by  |  30-05-2015

For those unfamiliar with supermarkets in Spain, there are few these days that are good and most verge on repugnant (Mercadona.) One of the ones that has historically been the mecca of all bargain dwellers... more » For those unfamiliar with supermarkets in Spain, there are few these days... more »

Domaine Treloar

by  |  18-04-2015

The first time that I met winemaking Englishman, Jonathan Hesford was at Arrels del Vi in 2013 in Sant Martí d’Empúries, Catalonia. This was followed by a fair called Vignerons des Aspres in Thuir, France... more » The first time that I met winemaking Englishman, Jonathan Hesford was at... more »

Domaine de Nalys

by  |  16-03-2015

It was a bit over a year ago that I encountered Domaine de Nalys at Vinisud in Montpellier. The wines stood out as they had more white wines than any other winery and on top... more » It was a bit over a year ago that I encountered Domaine... more »

The young Châteauneuf in Domaine la Barroche

by  |  23-12-2014

I initially met Julien Barrot at Vinisud 2014. I came away with a good impression of this young winemaker as well as a bottle sample that was enjoyed with writer and sommelier friends here in... more » I initially met Julien Barrot at Vinisud 2014. I came away with... more »