Archivo de la categoría: White wine

Field visit to small vignerons at Champagne


I spent three days with my colleagues of El Petit Celler at Champagne last week. It was a destination that I always wanted to visit, and finally I managed to! Champagne provides us snapshots of bubbles, celebrations, glamour, happiness, luxury… Why? … Seguir leyendo

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DISCOVERING SHERRY WINERIES: BODEGAS FAUSTINO GONZÁLEZ


Monday, 13th April 2015. 8:00 pm. It has been a long time since I wrote my last post! Lots of things have happened since then. Both personal and profesional challenges that I had to face… However, from now onwards -January … Seguir leyendo

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DISCOVERING SHERRY WINERIES: BODEGAS EMILIO HIDALGO


Monday, 13th April. 5:00 pm. My friend Manel and I were sat in a bar while eating some tapas and talking about the great morning we experienced. It was not common to have the chance to visit two nice wineries … Seguir leyendo

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DISCOVERING SHERRY WINERIES: EL MAESTRO SIERRA


Monday, 13th April. 12:45 am. It was a windy and sunny day. My friend Manel and I just ended up our visit to Ximénez-Spínola (I wrote about it at my previous post), grabbed a taxi and headed to El Maestro … Seguir leyendo

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Sherry wineries: Ximénez-Spínola


As you may know, the predominant grape variety at the DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry is Palomino. The other varieties recognized by the Consejo Regulador (Regulatory Council), i.e., Pedro Ximénez (PX) and Moscatel (sweet Muscat) represent a tiny percentage of the total. However, … Seguir leyendo

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Tracking organic wine. F. Schatz winery


Today I’m going to defend a topic that normally I don’t pay attention to, which is biodynamic wine. A subject increasingly in vogue, but has generated no small unbelief among the lay and profane. A tip: against the defense that … Seguir leyendo

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Field visit to Martín Codax winery


MARTÍN CODAX, 12th May 2014 … my friends of Vinoscopio and I left Cacabelos and headed to La Coruña to visit Martín Codax (D.O. Rías Baixas, Spain). Despite it’s relatively recent founding (1986), it is already the biggest wine cooperative … Seguir leyendo

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Portuguese wines at full speed (2)


Day 2. Before starting a long day, we had breakfast in a luxury dining room at the hotel. It recalled those days when people –the very rich ones- used to vacation in these health resorts, now converted into vintage hotels. … Seguir leyendo

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AT Roca: a new trend among the Catalan sparkling wine


A few days ago I tasted the AT Roca’s wines at the Fábrica Moritz, in Barcelona. Agustí Torelló Sibill and his son, the oenologist Agustí Torelló Roca introduced their products (two sparkling wines, two white wines and a red one). … Seguir leyendo

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Interview at The Sommelier’s Palate


I have been interviewed by The Sommelier’s Palate. Here you have the link: http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/?p=10037

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Finos Palmas by Tío Pepe in Barcelona


I had a great evening yesterday. I was invited by “Paladar y Tomar” to the launch ceremony for the González Byass’ Finos Palma series held in streaming in Barcelona, Jerez, Madrid and Sevilla. The ceremony was conducted by Antonio Flores, … Seguir leyendo

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The wines of Empordà


I talked about the wines of Empordà (Girona) a few weeks ago. Now, I bring the issue back up after having visited a couple of wineries few days ago and tasted a lot of wines from the area at the … Seguir leyendo

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Tasting Empordà


I was kindly invited by Devino Catas to give a wine tasting at Celler Brugarol in Palamós (Girona) on 29th September 2013. The reason for that was to introduce some Catalan wines from Empordà to a group of international recognized … Seguir leyendo

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Tasting Clos Mogador DOC Priorat at Moritz


16th September 2013 Spanish wines, no newcomer to the international scene, have been coveted by wine connoisseurs for over two thousand years. Nowadays, this trend continues, despite short term variations in the marketplace of consumer preference. Among the elite group of … Seguir leyendo

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Visiting Orto Vins


7th September 2013, This small cellar started its activity in 2008. They have a motto: quality. Its name, Orto Vins, comes from a Greek word meaning “right”, “straightforward”, “correct”. It also refers to the sunrise or sun up is the … Seguir leyendo

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