This is Meritxell Falgueras
I am a Spanish sommelier that helps you understand and enjoy wine without complications. I’ve been 22 years going beyond technical terms, to make wine tasting available to everyone.
This vine grew in Celler de Gelida, a century old terroir producing great wines for five generations. I continue ageing in WSET London and bottling in Barcelona.
I was pruned while learning sommelier and Humanities. Rains from Italy, United States and France nourish my roots, and after many vintages I gave fruits that were recognized by prestigious awards such as Nariz de Oro from Catalonia and Spain.
I look transparent and shiny, with golden reflections and slow tears. A mix of poetry and wines, ageing in oak barrels while doing my PhD research on metaphors in wine tasting.
My bouquet contains romantic flowers and wild berries. Savoury, with a hint of sweet and a spicy aftertaste, is pairing to perfection with a life full of passion.
A cosmopolitan wine aiming to convey joie de vivre at each sip, that got the awarded with the best book and best wine blog in reputed international awards.
Hi. I am Meritxell Falgueras, and I belong to the fifth generation of the historical wine shop Celler de Gelida. You can find us in Sants district, in Barcelona.
I was born Leo a 30th July (Don’t ask the age to a lady, please!). My family made me share and experienced the culture of wine since I was a child. I could say wine is my DNA.
When I was 20, I became the youngest Spanish sommelier after my graduation at Escola Superior d’Hostaleria de Barcelona.
I got a B.A. in Human Sciencies and a M.A. in Wine culture and Marketing. My PhD on Communication and Humanities was focused on the expression of sensations through language in wine tasting.
Nowadays, I am about to finish the prestigious WSET Diploma from London Wine & Spirits School.
I am a member of Acadèmia Catalana de la Gastronomia, jury at international wine contests and professor at official sommelier courses.
- Best wine education book at Gourmand World Awards 2021
- Best wine blog at Gourmand World Awards 2019
- Award to the best video about Catalunya PDO 2019
- Best book about beverages at Gourmand World CookBook Awards 2018
- Member of Acadèmia Catalana de la Gastronomia since 2015
- Spanish Sommelier of the Year 2011
- Nariz de Oro in Catalonia and Spain 2006
Meritxell Falgueras in media
My career start at the radio at Com Radio. I was also technical consultant for the TV show En Clau de Vi (Canal 33). Some years later, I was the presentar at Vins a Vins in XTL.
Nowadays, I am a regular contributor at several media. Thus, I continue with my call to talk about wine differently, to make it closer to non initiated and the new generations.
Currently, I am part of the talk show Obrim Fil in TV1, with the showman Xavier Sardà. Did you miss it?
Moreover, I have my podcast about wine in Spanish: #ConVinoConTodo. My Instagram profile is the place to be if you want to get to know the most important personalities of wine and oenology in Catalonia, Spain and Latin America.
Writer and journalist
I wrote in many magazines and newspapers about food and wine. You can read my articles regularly at El Magazine de La Vanguardia, Time Out Barcelona, Vinos y Restaurantes, Cuina…
My personal approach is easy and cheeky to help you get closer to the wine culture. It pairs well with whoever wants to learn about this universe full of stories and passion.
I share my knowledge in my four books, one of them dedicated to non-alcoholic drinks. They are available in Spanish and Catalan.
My wine blog Wines and the City is the place where you can find many of my articles, but also new content.
In 2023, Wines and The City, the novel was released. Read my most autobiographical book.
Welcome to this journey full of emotions.
Enjoy it with a glass of wine!