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  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Disfrutar in Barcelona

    My Barcelonista friend was quite adamant. If I wanted to eat at Disfrutar on a Saturday night and without a reservation, then I had better meet him…

    5 Nov 2016 Nick Lander
  • 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
  • Article Free for all

    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
  • Article Free for all

    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
  • Article Free for all

    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
  • Article Free for all

    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