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A further taste of Alemany i Corrio

by  |  24-02-2016

In my much longer article about the “rebellious” winemakers of DO Penedès, I made but a brief mention of Irene Alemany and her winery, Alemany i Corrio. They are to a large degree, the anti-Penedès... more » In my much longer article about the “rebellious” winemakers of DO Penedès,... more »

Ronan Sayburn on “natural” wine

by  |  14-01-2016

Often people ask, “What’s the difference between a Master Sommelier and a Master of Wine?” Well, one certification is about expert wine service and the other about expert wine studies. They both need to know... more » Often people ask, “What’s the difference between a Master Sommelier and a... more »

Catalan wines in 2016

by  |  04-01-2016

With the start of January comes that typical moment in the wine world of retrospection, reflection, and prediction. I think that most of this due to winemakers not having much to do in the cellars... more » With the start of January comes that typical moment in the wine... more »

The one Euro wine blind tasting

by  |  02-11-2015

Recently, on the social mediaz of Spain a video was released on El Comidista that basically showed a cheap, one Euro bulk wine tricking the professionals in to thinking it was some grand, yet small... more » Recently, on the social mediaz of Spain a video was released on... more »

Penedès, so fresh and so cold

by  |  04-08-2015

This originally ran on my monthly column although in a much shorter, print “friendly” format. I’m not going out on a limb to say that we’ve had more than our share of hot weather this... more » This originally ran on my monthly column although in a much shorter,... 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 »

Batič Angel Rosso Grand Cuvee 2007

by  |  26-05-2015

The name Batič comes up here and there on this website. There are many reasons behind this, but the main driving force is that wines of Miha and his family are quite simply, excellent. They’re... more » The name Batič comes up here and there on this website. There... 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 »

Extractions

by  |  21-02-2015

A collection of nifty wine and travel bits from around the interwebs. First We Feast 10 Dirty Secrets of Wine (that nobody wants to talk about) - Essentially 10 hard hitting points that could each... more » A collection of nifty wine and travel bits from around the interwebs.... more »

Label Grand Karakterre 2014

by  |  08-12-2014

Anyone within reach of Ljubljana, Slovenia or Zagreb, Croatia should set aside time this Friday and Saturday to attend the Label Grand Karakterre fair. This Central & Southeastern European fair of organic/natural wines is in... more » Anyone within reach of Ljubljana, Slovenia or Zagreb, Croatia should set aside... more »