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    Rioja'n'Roll and other Spanish finds

    Rioja'n'Roll is the name of an unofficial association of eight restless winemakers in Rioja. They share the same purpose: introducing the B-side of…

    15 Feb 2017 Ferran Centelles
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    Ribeiro - a delightful surprise

    Ribeiro proved the most surprising and inspirational blind tasting I have undertaken since I began writing for JancisRobinson.com. My expectations…

    14 Dec 2016 Ferran Centelles
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    Gredos Pinot-like Garnacha

    Sierra de Gredos is a wine region that has been attracting the attention of many wine professionals and wine lovers recently. Some of the reasons for…

    19 Oct 2016 Ferran Centelles
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    Great value from Spain, unfortunately

    The general reputation of Spanish wines is that they are great value, though this does not make me feel at all proud, especially after a recent…

    22 Aug 2016 Ferran Centelles
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    Titans of Spanish wine commentary and their picks

    I couldn’t be more excited to present to you the following observations: a compilation of the favourite wines of Spain’s most renowned wine critics. …

    21 Jun 2016 Ferran Centelles
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    Ribera del Duero analysed

    Ferran presents his ground-breaking analysis of the finest grape sources in one of Spain's top wine regions - complete with one of his incomparable…

    13 Apr 2016 Ferran Centelles
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    Heart-breakingly pure Cariñena

    In an ancient book on viticulture published in 1791 entitled Agricultura general y gobierno de la casa de campo (General agriculture and governance of…

    24 Feb 2016 Ferran Centelles
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    2015 in Spain - a vintage report

    Ahead of tomorrow's massive compilation of tasting notes on Spanish and Portuguese wines, we publish this report on the vintage currently in Spain's…

    8 Dec 2015 Ferran Centelles
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    Garnacha - now the height of fashion

    (I will bear all this in mind today as I begin my assault of 2014 Châteauneufs here in the Rhône Valley - JR)  In Spain today there is one grape…

    18 Nov 2015 Ferran Centelles
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    Malaga beyond the beaches

    Away from Spain’s most well-known regions, in ancient Andalucía, Málaga is my chosen wine region, a beautiful area with lots of history. Nowadays it…

    26 Aug 2015 Ferran Centelles
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    Can Priorat age?

    Ageing potential may not be the only quality criterion of fine wines, but ever since the renaissance of Priorat and Montsant, the bottle-ageing…

    6 Jul 2015 Ferran Centelles
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    Prime Priorat vineyards hit by fire

    Last Tuesday was a black day for Priorat. A severe thunderstorm affected the core of the region causing four small-scale fires. One of them severely…

    16 Jun 2015 Ferran Centelles
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    Spain's glory - single-vineyard wines

    ‘Blending masks terroir’. This statement has remained strongly in my mind since I first read it in Educvin: Votre Talent de la Dégustation 10…

    12 May 2015 Ferran Centelles
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    Is wine a tasting note or a drawing?

    In 1983, Howard Garner, psychologist and Harvard professor, presented a new model to explain intelligence, differentiating nine independent kinds of…

    18 Mar 2015 Ferran Centelles
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    A Cava compendium

    Because I am Catalan, Cava is a wine I am very accustomed to drinking; it is an indispensable companion to every family meal I can remember and a…

    3 Feb 2015 Ferran Centelles