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How I did not realise this sooner, I will never know. The booming, tonnes-to-do city of Barcelona is only a 40 minute drive from Penedès, the motherland of cava (it is also accessible by train for less than €10 return). Upon realising this, my Barcelona holiday was quickly re-routed south for one day of cellar […]

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Wine: It Can’t Handle the Heat

I arrived in Spain in the dead of summer ready to gorge myself on everything from Rioja to Jerez. However, my quest quickly transformed into a game of ‘name that wine fault’. The majority of the wine’s defects were caused by heat, and took the form of oxidation or maderization. I think it is safe […]

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