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There are those that say winemaking is an art, but in truth, making the wine is a relatively simplistic process as it just comes down to letting grape juice ferment. Sure, there are many more detailed facets to it than that, but they pale in comparison to…

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For some time I’ve been quite intrigued to taste the wines of Elisabetta Foradori. Cast up against the Dolomites, in that most curious of Italian wine regions, Trentino-Alto Adige, Elisabetta has been making wines from recuperated, old grape varieties and…

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For some time I’ve been reading articles written by Bianca Bosker about certain aspects of the wine world. While positing topics that have no end of potential (such as “Is there a better way to talk about wine?“) the articles always left me wanting more…

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Terra Alta is a region that I’ve been tasting regularly for nearly a decade and the changes they’ve been making are impressive. This really all came to head with the election of a DO president from a boutique cellar that’s trying to push a heavier quality…

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Last fall, I received a commission from Decanter to do a report on the white wines of Catalonia for the March issue. As things work in the world of print, you submit the article in November and then the March issue comes out now in February. Hopefully…

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A logical starting point in any article about Catalan white wines is DO Penedès. They are by far the largest wine producing region in Catalonia and 80% of what they produce is in the form of white wine. While seen as something of a go-to reference when…

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As of late there has been a bit of circulation in the wine trade about “English Sparkling Wine“, well, the name anyways. It’s a name that seems has been come about to as a compromise wherein few are terribly thrilled about it but it’s the best of the…

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Across the square from my home sits the family winery of Sangenís i Vaqué. It was founded by Pere Sangenís and his wife, Conxita Vaqué, who have run it for years, thus the quite reasonable cellar name. They had four daughters, two of whom studied enology…

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The clouds part when the middle of January presents itself. This is of course only in the figurative sense as literally, the weather is quite squalid, but this moment of clarity is due to reaching the end of the “bubbly season”. Do note that this season…

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As most of us are a bit light in the wallet to indulge in Château Pétrus regularly (yowza), we must search about for other bottles from AOC Pomerol in Bordeaux that attempt to reach for the stars whilst stepping along the rungs that Merlot provides. Yes,…
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