MY TOP WINES OF 2019 – NOVEMBER

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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…

NOVEMBER – LLOPART CORPINNAT

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

Blast From The Past – Culinary Backstreets Tour in Barcelona!

For The Foodies, Spain, Wine Tours

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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!

Architecture Porn and Nature at it’s Best

20h33, France, Italy, Spain

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Everytime I get the chance to go off on some wine travels, I try and grab it with both hands. It’s not just that the weather is invariably better in, say, the South West of France than in London, or that the wine and food is fantastic. I’m also a complete tourist when it comes to the scenery and the architecture, it’s just absolutely amazing round those places!

Priorat Wineries – Saó Del Coster

Reds, Spain

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Given the exceptionally warm and generous greeting we got from all the wineries we visited on our day out in Priorat, I thought it’d be a bit rude if I didn’t give them the write up they deserved. So here’s a quick one on the first winery of the day, the beautiful Saó Del Coster.

#NWTW 54 – What We Thought Of Catalan Wine Week

For The Foodies, New Wine This Week, Reds, Spain

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3 wines were up this week, and all three from the most famous of the Catalan regions: Priorat DOQ. To an extent I’d messed it up a bit as I’d have liked to have tried a few from round the houses, but 3 wines from the almost-guaranteed-quality of Priorat? I wasn’t going to moan too much.

NWTW #54 – What To Expect From the Wines of Catalunya

New Wine This Week, Reds, Spain

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What to expect from the wines of Catalunya, eh? Well, this is not exactly going to be the most extensive blog post in the world! It could be, but as I’m limiting myself to just a few paragraphs I’m going to have to cut this one right down to just the wines I’ve got for my tasting. Perversely enough, they’re all from Priorat DOQ.