Miquel – Lead Wine Expert
A native Californian, Miquel started the Vinologue wine book series in 2007 and has been based in Priorat since 2014. He literally wrote the books on DOQ Priorat and neighboring DO Montsant. He regularly writes about Catalan wine for various publications (including Decanter, World of Fine Wine, Wine & Spirits, and more) in addition to his award-winning publication, Hudin.com with its bi-monthly newsletter, Be Wine Curious and humor publication, Cul de Cuvée.
The only wine writer and Certified Sommelier in all of Spain to offer tours, Miquel’s certification is via the internationally-recognized Court of Master Sommeliers. He also holds the Certified Educator Diplomas for: Sherry, Cava, and Montilla-Moriles, each given by their respective Denomination of Origin councils.
He judges professionally at international wine competitions including the Decanter Awards and was the recipient of the Millesima Writing Award for 2020, Fortnum & Mason Best Drink Writer for 2017, and the 2016 Geoffrey Roberts Award.