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  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Torres bets on food

    At 1 pm last Sunday, 9 October, when most of his fellow countrymen were getting ready to sit down to lunch, the very French Michel Bettane got up from…

    11 Oct 2016 Nick Lander
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    Torres - biodiversity via classified ads

    A slightly shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See these tasting notes. Miguel A Torres became one of the most…

    18 Jun 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Catalan grape varieties recuperated

    See also Biodiversity via classified ads.Miguel A Torres' son Miguel Torres Maczassek came over to London in late April and, in the library of 67 Pall…

    16 Jun 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    The other Torres

    16 June 2016 We continue our Throwback Thursday series by republishing this five-year-old article by Luis Gutiérrez, Ferran Centelles' predecessor as…

    16 Jun 2016 Luis Gutiérrez
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​Acústic Blanc 2012 Montsant

    From €10.50, CA$20.89, 17.50 Swiss francs, 2,246 yen, $18.99, £14.95 Find this wine We know that Montsant produces great-value alternatives to…

    7 Aug 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Lledoner Roig - a Costa Brava speciality

    Catalan resident and author of the Vinologue book series, Miquel Hudin sends this account of a tasting devoted to a niche grape variety in the…

    28 Jul 2015 Guest contributor
  • Article Tasting articles

    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
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    ​Fish, glorious fish, Catalan style

    This is a version of an article also published by the Financial Times. There is no better harbinger of culinary pleasures to come than watching a…

    27 Jun 2015 Nick Lander
  • Article Don't quote me

    Grenache - Pyrenees still a barrier

    For today's Throwback Thursday, we travel backwards only as far as two days ago to revisit this report by wine writer Miquel Hudin, founder of the …

    30 Apr 2015 Guest contributor
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    Priorat shrinks in 2014

    Miquel Hudin of the Vinologue series of wine guides sends this report from Barcelona, where he is based.At the beginning of May I stopped in to visit…

    17 Nov 2014 Guest contributor
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Captivating Catalunya

    This article is also published in the Financial Times.There have been two constant factors in what has become our annual restaurant foray across the…

    6 Sep 2014 Nick Lander
  • Article Wines of the week

    Celler de Capçanes, Mas Collet 2011 Montsant

    From €7.75, 15 Swiss francs, £11, 159 Norwegian krone, 2,808 yenFind this wineThis Catalan red is simply quite ridiculously cheap for the amount of…

    5 Sep 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    A Catalan collection

    This little collection of tasting notes has only the region of origin in common. Albet y Noya is one of the most innovative producers of…

    24 Feb 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    Montsant - half-price Priorat?

    See also Ferran's tasting notes from a blind tasting from this extremely promising Catalan wine region. Walter Speller wrote recently in…

    3 Feb 2014 Ferran Centelles
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Eating out in Empordà

    This article was also published in the Financial Times.Cadaqués and Roses, on the Catalan coast 170 kilometres north of Barcelona, are just 15 km…

    28 Jul 2012 Nick Lander