Not to be one always looking back, whenever I start a new year I try and think about all the great times of last year and it helps me get really up for all the challenges and possibilites for 2020.

So whilst most of you are doing Dry January or something equally as healthy to overcome the post-Christmas and New Year booze/chocolate/meat comas, I thought I’d start the year with a quick recap of the wines that meant a lot to me in 2019…


Watch out for the Corpinnat wines coming out over the coming years

Doing the pre-Christmas rounds means, inevitably, coming face to face with lots and lots of bottles of bubbles all vying for your attention.

Anyone out there recognise the word “Corpinnat”? I can see a few hands going up at the back, but mostly shakes of the head.

Well Corpinnat is where we’re at with progressive, organic, low yielding ex-Cava. A handful of producers out there fed up with Cava’s expanse and cheapening of the name, have come together to sign up to produce high end, eco-friendly, traditional method bubbles from very specific plots of Catalunya. You will be hearing more about it! But for now, you can try it yourselves with these excellent wines (especially the Rosé) from Llopart.


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