What once was lost: Abadal – Mandó 201622-10-2018

When the spare thought allows, I often wonder how the vinous landscape of Europe would look today were it not for the scourge of Phylloxera in the later 19th and early 20th centuries. The root... more>
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Abadal 3.9 is the newest Vi de Finca19-12-2016

It has just been announced that Abadal’s 3.9 is be the newest Vi de Finca in Catalonia as certified by INCAVI, the Catalan wine authority. This now brings the total to nine of these certified... more>

Abadal – 3.9 201129-10-2016

There are some DOs in Catalonia that are relatively unknown such as, Pla de Bages. Located very close to Barcelona, this lesser known aspect is due not to the amount of production but the fact... more>

DO Pla de Bages26-07-2016

A very, very small DO in Catalonia (and even more so in greater Spain), Pla de Bages is often overlooked. With only 13 cellars in total, it’s understandable as it’s not a heavy hitter in... more>

10 Sentits is back with Cat Negre 201211-12-2014

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>