A small taste of Málaga26-11-2018

You are spoiled, simply spoiled, when it comes to wonderful food and drink in Spain. There are however those more spoiled than others and I posit that anyone in Catalunya or the Basque Country lives... more>

Domaine Treloar18-04-2015

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 Sweet Lent04-02-2015

From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan, I offer up a couple of “gateway sweet wines” for those who may have found this type of wine unfortunately scarring in the past. For those that fall... more>

In The Glass – Lo Coster Blanc 201310-12-2014

There is something of a misconception with this white from Priorat. Those who encounter it (production is less than 500 bottles a year) usually think that it’s the white from Sangenís i Vaqué. The truth... more>

Vehovar and sweet Eastern Slovenia30-11-2011

This is an article from our archives that was previously run on another site in August, 2007. We cut across the Croatian border to Slovenia to stay with some family there in Slovenska Bistrica. On... more>

Muscatel never sounded so bad04-07-2011

Muscatel is one of those wines that I love in sweet form, especially the Catalan Moscatell. Pictured at the right is a lovely example from Celler Martin Faixó in Cadaqués, Empordà. It’s a light, sweet,... more>

Tasting at Espelt03-01-2011

This is an article from our archives that was previously run on another site in May, 2007. Espelt is a youngish winery that was founded in 2000 on a family property in Vilajuïga in northeastern... more>