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  • Article Tasting articles

    Xarel-lo comes into its own

    Friedrich Schiller, the eighteenth-century German poet and philosopher, said, ‘There is no causality, what we see as chance arises from a deep…

    12 Sep 2017 Ferran Centelles
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    Toro - some real finds

    Toro obtained official DO status in 1987 and has boomed since 1999 when there were just nine wineries in the region. Today there are 63 and they…

    5 Jul 2017 Ferran Centelles
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​Joan d’Anguera, Altaroses Garnatxa 2015 Montsant

    From €11.65, $15.99, CA$22.65, £16 Find this wine Today is an emotional day for me because for the first time since I started writing for…

    26 May 2017 Ferran Centelles
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    Bierzo explained

    It's unlikely that with this article I am introducing you to Bierzo. There has been a pronounced increase in interest in this north-west Spanish…

    1 May 2017 Ferran Centelles
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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
  • Article Inside information

    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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    Málaga 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