Miquel Hudin reviews The Wines of Northern Spain by Sarah Jane Evans, MW
I had the pleasure to attend her session at Texsom 2 years ago. WTF, DO Pagos: A Critical Analysis with Sarah Jane Evans MW
She is a great speaker as well as writer.
Thanks for the link!
Sarah Jane and I both share no love for the Pago scheme. Don't know why it continues to be on CMS exams.
Is it relevant to the world of wine and Spain? Would a guest ask you about them? If so, then that is why it is on there. Regardless of opinion.
Did you have a lot of guests asks about Pagos in Spain this year? Although that question could be taken as combative, I really am genuinely curious.
I don’t work in a restaurant anymore, so no. Nor do I find it combative. My point is whether you agree with it or not, it’s still part of wine law and the world of wine.
We can’t just pretend that it doesn’t exist just because we don’t agree. Hell I’d love to tell everyone that Mouton is still a second growth, because in France money can buy you into things as well too. But it’s a first growth whether I agree or not.