Xarel·lo is the only grape in the world spelled with a (·) or punt volat, something of a thumb to the nose of “the man”. Then it, proudly presents a middle finger to all English speakers who’d never realize that in Catalan, it’s pronounced, “sha-REL-loo”. Perhaps, (in the world of wine) that’s a bit rock and roll, but if that was all there was to the grape, it wouldn’t be gaining traction on the restaurant world’s equivalent of a mix tape, aka the wine list. Twenty years ago, a restaurant […]

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