Organic? Biodynamic? Women in wine? Castell D’Age, from Penedes in Catalunya, must be right up there as a hashtagger’s dream winery. I met this brilliant team when they were attending the Millsime Bio Organic Wine Fair in Montpellier late in January 2018. Top wines, top people, and the story to boot. I couldn’t not do a quick blog, could I?
A mate of mine who lives out in Barcelona is a shit hot chef. Joel Serra Bevin is the man behind the Papalosophy brand, and his cookbook is worth getting hold of if you like your Catalan cooking. It’s also probably the most incredibly photographed cook book I’ve ever seen. Really stonking publishing quality, check out the link below. Anyway enough of that, Joel’s got a great idea for you if you’ve got some game in the kitchen…
I’ve been invited along to a conference in Barcelona by Timmer of Catalunya Wines. Now, I can’t really talk about it too much, as Timmer’s got his James Bond “top secret” head on. Fair enough I guess as it’s invitation only. But here’s the teaser video he’s put together to wet your appetites…
I was sat here earlier flicking through some old photos and doing a bit of editing of stuff I haven’t got round to. I came across a load from a trip to Barcelona from 2014 with the wife and our mates Miles and Laura. Just going through the photos brought back some great memories, so I thought “sod it!”, here comes another post!
Whenever I go on holiday I tend to take the job with me. Luckily the job is food and drink, so the wife and mates tend not to mind me dragging them from one foodie haunt to the next. Well, except the beach bums, but they shouldn’t go on holiday with a ginger in the first place!
You might have seen a couple of pictures, or even the YouTube clip of it, but here’s my blog piece about my recent trip out to Barcelona, with the wife, and my mates Miles and Laura. The few days in Barcelona were great, but for any wine-o’s out there, the trip to Priorat was, and is, an absolute must!
Well it’s been a funny old few days in Please Bring Me My Wine land, and I’ll bring you up to speed with all that as we go, but for now here’s me on the (sort of) tele!
So usually at this part of the week I talk a little bit about what kind of food you should be having with your drinks this weekend. But this is Cava, and having spent the sum total of 48 hours now in Barcelona, I can tell you they’d drink it with their breakfast if they could. I think make sure you go with something salty, like a good helping of serrano or iberico ham, maybe something deep fried like croquetas, or go with Ant’s favourite, fish and chips!