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

« The most impressive wine ……the wine is certainly  classed-growth standard, and really distinctive. »
Jancis Robinson M.W.


Catalans en force….

lundi, 28 décembre, 2009

Dani Alves – Y. Toure – Xavi – Messi – Iniesta  5 joueurs du FC Barcelone dans la meilleure équipe de foot du monde…

BARCELONE, IL N’Y A PAS MIEUX. Jamais auparavant un club n’avait remporté six trophées en une seule saison. Six titres pour six compétitions. Le Barça a tout gagné en 2009 (Liga, Coupe du Roi, Ligue des champions, Supercoupe d’Espagne, Supercoupe d’Europe et Mondial des clubs). Vainqueur haut la main du Championnat, il a dominé Manchester United en finale de C1 (2-0). Et comme si cela ne suffisait pas, il a continué sur sa lancée après l’été, grâce à Lionel Messi en particulier. Thierry Henry et Eric Abidal pourront en témoigner : cette équipe-là était tout simplement imbattable. – H.S.

Voilà la meilleure équipe de vins catalans du monde  – Aqui el mejor « team » de vinos catalanes – Here is the best catalan wine team when it come to wines !

– Torres – Famiglia Torres

– Pirata – Ivo Pagès

– Clos Nelin – René Barbier Jr

– S’Alqueria – Ivo Pagès

– Vinedos Ithaca – Joseph Puig

– Clos Figueras – Christopher Cannan

– Espelt – Famiglia Esplet

– Clos Erasmus

– Espectacle – René Barbier Jr

– Clos D’Agon – Peter Sisseck – Frank Ebinger – Franz Wermuth –

– Celler Marti Fabra – Joan Fabra

IVO