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Hudin: yr. 10 no. 5
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Hudin: yr. 10 no. 5
It has arrived. The 2020 DOQ Priorat Report is now available for subscribers!
This is always a massive work to compile as it´s one of the most intricate regions in Spain, but this year proved especially challenging due to a strict lockdown in Spain that's made the challenges of winemaking even more so.
And now, this:
A simple question to which the answer used to be: That guy over there with the corkscrew. But like most things, it's gotten ever more complicated.
This report should have come out two months ago but a little problem with a certain virus got in the way. In the end the wines still showed brilliantly from this generally-unknown, high-quality wine region inland from the Costa Brava.
First time hearing about this new "clean wine" from Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power? Lucky you as it's been making the rounds everywhere. But what is this wine exactly? Read on to find out a great deal more.
Master of Wine, Lenka Sedláčková pens an ode to this most wonderful of white grapes from Greece that she's been absolutely in love with for ages.
This DO at the bottom of the more well known La Mancha has has it revealed that there has been a great deal of fraud in terms of wine labeling that's been going on for some time and has now become a crime at the national level of Spain.
This is a brand-new cellar that's started up very recently in DO Montsant and is already crafting some fine wines from the region, using native varieties and farming everything organically with a pretty choice-looking cellar in the works.
You can check out a review for the soon-to-be-released "Goode Guide to Wine" by Jamie Goode. Also reviewed was "Beyond Flavor" by Nick Jackson which is admittedly something of a niche text for those training to taste wines blind.
In The Glass
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