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Family wineries and the issue of Climate Change

by  |  04-03-2019

Last week I was invited to a friendly, relaxed lunch in Barcelona, albeit one that was focused on the serious topic of Climate Change and how it relates to winemaking. The unfortunate joke behind the... more » Last week I was invited to a friendly, relaxed lunch in Barcelona,... more »

#sademoji, Catalunya loses its cellar lead

by  |  27-08-2018

Well, Catalunya ain’t Number One anymore; at least in terms of Spanish regional cellar totals. State government statistics have come out that at last official count, there are 606 registered cellars in the Autonomous Region... more » Well, Catalunya ain’t Number One anymore; at least in terms of Spanish... more »

Jean Leon – La Scala 2009

by  |  07-08-2017

The Jean Leon winery is one of the more interesting projects up in Penedès and it’s something of a crown jewel in the ‘experimental’ wineries that Torres owns. I’ve tasting a number of wines from... more » The Jean Leon winery is one of the more interesting projects up... 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 »

Tasting the tops of Torres

by  |  24-05-2016

For the August issue of Decanter (which will be out at the beginning of July) I wrote up a profile about Miguel Torres Jr. who, since 2012 has been the General Director of the Torres... more » For the August issue of Decanter (which will be out at the... more »

Back to the original wine cup

by  |  26-01-2015

Mega wine giant Torres is going back to their beginnings with a new campaign, “A la conquista del clásico” which focuses on two things. The first is their Sangre de Toro 5€ blended wine which... more » Mega wine giant Torres is going back to their beginnings with a... more »

In The Glass: Rebels de Batea 2013

by  |  08-07-2014

These new wines called, “Rebels de Batea” are part of a larger series called, 7 Magnifics or the “Magnificent Seven”. It’s a project of überwinery, Torres to create smaller wines in unique locations with the... more » These new wines called, “Rebels de Batea” are part of a larger... more »

The endless oak

by  |  11-11-2012

We came across the sea of oak barrels at Torres Priorat the other day while researching our Priorat guide. Amazingly, while the cellar is full of oak, the wines aren’t completely blanketed with it–a large... more » We came across the sea of oak barrels at Torres Priorat the... more »