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Corpinnat: Going forward

by  |  11-12-2019

This article as well as “Corpinnat: Producers, profile, & terroir?” and the “Corpinnat 2020 Tasting Report” are a culmination of research following the events of: Corpinnat forming in 2018, the producers leaving DO Cava in... more » This article as well as “Corpinnat: Producers, profile, & terroir?” and the... more »

Corpinnat: Producers, profile, & terroir?

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This article as well as “Corpinnat: Going forward” and the “Corpinnat 2020 Tasting Report” are a culmination of research following the events of: Corpinnat forming in 2018, the producers leaving DO Cava in 2019, as... more » This article as well as “Corpinnat: Going forward” and the “Corpinnat 2020... more »

Corpinnat and the death of fine Cava?

by  |  01-02-2019

At the end of January, the lucky wineries in Penedès, Catalunya were those out pruning their vines. Then there were others, dealing with heavy affairs that don’t happen every year, but perhaps once a generation.... more » At the end of January, the lucky wineries in Penedès, Catalunya were... more »

Wonderful Gran Reserva Cavas for unreasonable times

by  |  15-12-2018

It’s roundabout mid-December when the bubbly articles inevitably percolate throughout all manners of media. The codified thinking is that for these festive times, you’ll want what has been deemed the most celebratory of drinks: sparkling... more » It’s roundabout mid-December when the bubbly articles inevitably percolate throughout all manners... more »

The ever-mighty Xarel·lo. Recaredo: Turó d’en Mota 2006 & Serral del Vall 2008

by  |  29-10-2018

Perhaps it’s because t hasn’t popped up on #sommlife or the less-used but seemingly less annoying #awesomm. Or, perhaps it’s just that the punt volat (·) tosses people for a wobbly, but Xarel·lo is still... more » Perhaps it’s because t hasn’t popped up on #sommlife or the less-used... more »

Why not to drink sparkling wines in a Champagne glass

by  |  31-07-2017

For most of July, I’ve been drinking a lot of sparkling wine. While it would seem a natural fit with the hot weather (and it’s not just my imagination) I’ve been tasting a vast array... more » For most of July, I’ve been drinking a lot of sparkling wine.... more »

The list of the first qualified Cava de Paratge vineyards & their wines

by  |  14-07-2017

For some time there has been a lot of information floating around about the forthcoming Cava de Paratge (Spanish: Cava de Paraje) qualification for specific vineyards and parcels within the boundaries of DO Cava. If... more » For some time there has been a lot of information floating around... more »

Adieu France – The regrafting of Catalan vineyards

by  |  09-03-2017

“I can’t speak for all of Spain, but Cabernet Sauvignon sucks in Catalunya. You pick it when it’s ripe and you’re going to be making dessert wine. You pick it before it raisins and it’s... more » “I can’t speak for all of Spain, but Cabernet Sauvignon sucks in... more »

Recaredo’s Turó d’en Mota 2005 & 1999

by  |  17-11-2016

If you know Cava and you don’t know the Turó d’en Mota from Recaredo, then you may be displeased to learn that you really don’t know Cava. This lengthy-aged sparkling wine from a single vineyard... more » If you know Cava and you don’t know the Turó d’en Mota... more »

Wine pairings for recycling days

by  |  05-02-2016

It’s often the case in Catalan or Spanish that when talking about wine pairings, they translate this to ‘marriages’ in English. Thus, ‘this wine marries well with lamb’ makes it sound like a wine prone... more » It’s often the case in Catalan or Spanish that when talking about... more »
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