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The Vi Novell class of 2021

by  |  20-12-2021

Unlike last summer when I was writing about the Catalan vi novell wines, now in late fall is the more traditional time for these very, very new wines to be released and drank. Below you... more » Unlike last summer when I was writing about the Catalan vi novell... more »

Vi Novell 2020 for a fresh summer treat

by  |  07-06-2021

There is ironically nothing new about vi novell here on this site as I’ve happily written about this style of wine previously due to the push for the quality to be ever better each year.... more » There is ironically nothing new about vi novell here on this site... more »

Sant Martí, birth to new wine & death to pigs

by  |  13-11-2020

The day of Saint Martin of Tours is November 11th and it doesn’t go unnoticed in Spain. Across the whole country and especially in Catalunya, it’s touted as the day to slaughter pigs and drink... more » The day of Saint Martin of Tours is November 11th and it... more »

Release of the 2015 Vi Novell

by  |  16-11-2015

When talking about anything “nouveau” in the wine world, most mouths open and say, “Oh, Beaujolais Nouveau?” as that is hand’s down the most famous of the early release wines in the world. And by... more » When talking about anything “nouveau” in the wine world, most mouths open... more »

Here comes the Vi Novell

by  |  03-11-2014

From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan, I talk about the vi novell tradition in Catalonia, which is covered as well in my Montsant book. As you read this, the first olives are being pressed... more » From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan, I talk about the vi... more »