This month's MoVida wine pack is a little celebration of the trips that have been and the trip of 2020 that should have been. Six bottles chosen as destinations along what we had planned for our 2020 buying trip around Spain.
We were supposed to begin with a Food and Hospitality trade conference in Barcelona, but really we're starting by sneaking out to dinner at Monocrom with our mates in Montsant up the road from Barca - Pep and Patri from Celler Comunica, we then island hope through the Canaries with Envinate and Victoria Torres, get a waylaid in Galicia with Rodri Mendez, then clock up the miles through Rioja to before finishing with unbelievably good Grenache from Comando G.
The pack comes with a little tin of something to snack on as well as brief notes on the producers we've come to know over the years, the wines they make, and the land they're from.
2017 Celler Comunica 'Suc de Saulo' Garnacha, Carignan, Syrah (Montsant)
2018 Envinate 'Benje' Listan Blanco (Ycoden-Daute-Isora, Tenerife)
2017 Matias i Torres Negromoll (La Palma)
2018 Rodrigo Mendez 'Cies' Albarino (Rias Baixas)
2018 La Voladora Bicicleta Tempranillo (Rioja)
2018 Comando G 'La Bruja de Rozas' Garnacha (Madrid)