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The DOQ Priorat wine box, a great offer supporting COVID-19 research

by  |  09-05-2020 ~ 4 Comments

The online offers of wine "lockdown packs" ("vins de confinament" here in Catalunya) have been circulating quite heavily these past weeks. When you calculate the prices per bottle, some of them are a quite a... more » The online offers of wine "lockdown packs" ("vins de confinament" here in... more »

Corpinnat & Clàssic Penedès have been in discussions to form new sparkling DO

by  |  07-05-2020

A small news item from the Corpinnat sparkling wine group was released recently that stated they’ll be forming a new Denomination of Origin (DO) that could be with the producers of Clàssic Penedès. While released... more » A small news item from the Corpinnat sparkling wine group was released... more »

Spring without spring in Priorat

by  |  01-05-2020

Today would have marked the opening of the Fira del Vi, our annual wine fair here in Priorat. But, like all public events this spring, it was canceled long ago and they've scheduled a series... more » Today would have marked the opening of the Fira del Vi, our... more »

Let’s have a Chat about Priorat: 30 April 7PM

by  |  29-04-2020 ~ 2 Comments

Chat happened. Great success. View it here. Subscribe to the channel as there's more to come! Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm not terribly keen on doing videostreams but well, here we are in... more » Chat happened. Great success. View it here. Subscribe to the channel as... more »

In The Glass: Celler Descregut – Horafosca 2017

by  |  22-04-2020

In the Variety Profile for Xarel·lo that just went out this week, I made a mention about delicate use of skin contact to coax even more out of what is already a great grape. This... more » In the Variety Profile for Xarel·lo that just went out this week,... more »

The state of Xarel·lo in Penedès

by  |  20-04-2020

Workhorse. Backbone. Structured. Aromatic. Evolving. These are but a few words one can put forth when talking about the grape, Xarel·lo and they’re all true–even if some people might say them with a curled lip... more » Workhorse. Backbone. Structured. Aromatic. Evolving. These are but a few words one... more »

The eternity of Xarel·lo: Parés Baltà – Electió 2004

by  |  03-04-2020

“To date, we still don’t know how long Xarel·lo can ultimately age.” I’ve heard this oft-repeated about this white grape variety over the years, but the very first time I heard it was from Ton... more » “To date, we still don’t know how long Xarel·lo can ultimately age.”... more »

How to get wine in Spain during the quarantine

by  |  30-03-2020 ~ 4 Comments

Trying to keep one's composure ain't easy these days and in no way should alcohol be turned to as a full-on escape from the troubles that surround us. Not only is this unhealthy but it's... more » Trying to keep one's composure ain't easy these days and in no... more »

A new Carignan at a new project in the Montsant: Bell Cros – El Tracte 2017

by  |  23-03-2020

DOQ Priorat has the lead over DO Montsant in terms of overall cellars (nearly double at 110 vs 60 respectively) but it’s important to keep in mind that DO Montsant is less than 1/3 as... more » DOQ Priorat has the lead over DO Montsant in terms of overall... more »

Torres brings Forcada to the forefront

by  |  11-03-2020 ~ 2 Comments

Spanish winemaking stalwart, Torres has announced an expansion of Forcada grape plantings near the village of la Llacuna in Alt Penedès. Embracing their overall plan to reintroduce this grape into production, they've planted the vines... more » Spanish winemaking stalwart, Torres has announced an expansion of Forcada grape plantings... more »