Dr Jay Miller: 20/100 – Wine Advocate in Catalunya…

lundi, 27 juin, 2011

Early january of this year Dr Jay Miller was hosted to visit and discover Catalunya. A lot of people complained about his helicopter tours, lunches, etc…. I think it is important for us producers to welcome journalists, as it can be organised in other great areas : Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire, Piemonte, Tuscany,etc…

What I hate, are errors and wrong informations….

« Catalunya is a region on the Mediterranean coast that encompasses a part of southern France and a part of northeast Spain, many of whose inhabitants consider themselves Catalan first and foremost. Many still speak the indigenous language (now recognized in Spain as the official language of the region). Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city and a major seaport is the Catalan capital and a wonderful place for wine tourists to base themselves while visiting Bodegas.

Catalunya’s wine history began in the 1870’s when Cava started…… » Dr Jay MILLER WINE ADVOCATE

1st mistake: CATALUNYA is a COUNTRY….not a region…and maybe one day a State !

2nd mistake: Our language has been one of the most important around Mediterranean before Colomb discovered the « new world »….

3rd mistake: we are not « Catalan first », Just Catalan with a french or spanish passport …..

4th mistake: Catalunya’s wine history began much earlier than that, sorry mate !! 6th Century before J-C when the greek colony built the city of « Empuries » today’s known as « Ampuriabrava »…(History – D.O. Empordà)

Pancho Campo M.W. – Christopher Canan; Clos Figueres Priorat –

Dr Jay Miller; Wine Advocate – René Barbier, « el Grande »…

I feel really sorry for my american friends, readers of the wine advocate -for which i have a great respect even if I do not agree always with them – and consumers, that a « journalist » can’t do his job properly !!

YouTube – Jay Miller a BCN

Pancho Campo is the first spanish Master of Wine. His business is to promote Spanish wines: The Wine Academy 

Christopher Cannan: I have been for many years in the business prior setting up « Vinya ivo » and know Christopher… He has made an excellent work for small and medium size french, italian and spanish producers with « Europvin« .  He is a producer in Clos Figueras and is a close friend of René Barbier .

René Barbier met him once briefly…. Love his wines… would love to meet him . I do not know him personaly. I hope I will meet him one day !

Dr Jay Miller :  « Ignorant » = 20/100 .. So you are welcome to visit AGAIN Catalunya and you might hopefully get 85/100 ….. next time !

Cheers……

IVO

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Jancis Robinson M.W.


Wine Future…. Rioja…

jeudi, 12 novembre, 2009

Wine Future

« ..The largest forum to discuss the current status of the wine industry . »Kevin Zraly

Jancis Robinson OBE, MW – Gary Vaynerchuk – Esteban Cabezas The Wine Academy of Spain- Justin Howard-Sneyd MW – Waitrose – Christopher Cannan; Europvin – Baudouin Havaux; Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – José Peñín – Juan Such Juan Verema.com – Miguel Torres ; President of Bodegas Miguel Torres – Oz Clarke – Pancho Campo MW Founder of The Wine Academy of Spain and first Spanish Master of Wine – Quim Vila Founder and CEO of Vilaviniteca – Robert Joseph & Robert Parker – Ryan Opaz Catavino (YEEEAAAHHH  !! ) – Xavier Pagés Font – Grupo CodorníuGeneral Manager for Grupo Codorníu – Rafael Ansón President of Honor of the International Academy of Gastronomy and President of the Spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy.

The Fair and Exhibition Palace of La Rioja, situated at 25 San Millán Street in Logroño, is an emblematic building in Rioja. It has the convenience of the underground car park with 112 spaces, as well as the large public car park above ground. Behind each room, and with the innovation, modernity and capacity at your disposal, you will find a highly skilled team of technical staff.

More infos on: WINEFUTURE

Thanks to :

www.thewineacademy.es

The Wine Academy

www.winesfromspain.com

Wines From Spain

www.academiagastronomia.com

Academia Espanola de Gastronomia

Enjoy the talk….I will follow thanks to Catavino …..

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IVO