Family wineries and the issue of Climate Change04-03-2019

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>

#sademoji, Catalunya loses its cellar lead27-08-2018

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>

Jean Leon – La Scala 200907-08-2017

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>

Tasting the tops of Torres24-05-2016

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>

Back to the original wine cup26-01-2015

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>

In The Glass: Rebels de Batea 201308-07-2014

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>

The endless oak11-11-2012

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>