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The state of DO Penedès 2022

by  |  09-05-2022

The DO Penedès has been on the move lately. The biggest news of course is their ten-year plan where they’ve set up a system under the Vi de Mas for vineyard classifications. Even more impressive... more » The DO Penedès has been on the move lately. The biggest news... more »

Solidarity tasting for Ukraine

by  |  06-05-2022

On Monday, May 16th at 18:15 at the CETT school in Barcelona, enologist Blanca Ozcariz is organizing a benefit tasting with all funds destined to the World Central Kitchen to continue their work, feeding people... more » On Monday, May 16th at 18:15 at the CETT school in Barcelona,... more »
Tast de les Mines, Bellmunt

Priorat’s Fira del Vi exceeds all expectations

by  |  04-05-2022

What is perhaps one of the biggest wine events in all of Catalunya or least the biggest for the Priorat region is the annual Fira de Vi that takes place on the first weekend of... more » What is perhaps one of the biggest wine events in all of... more »

An update on the Wines for Ukraine charity auction

by  |  22-04-2022

First of all, let me express my profound gratitude to everyone who bid in the Wines for Ukraine auction that took place earlier this month and raised 5,600€ for charity organizations working in Ukraine to... more » First of all, let me express my profound gratitude to everyone who... more »

Catching up with Enric Soler’s latest Xarel·los

by  |  18-04-2022

At the end of February I booked a morning to go check out what Enric Soler has been up to lately with his wines. Sometime back I’d visited Enric for a larger profile about smaller... more » At the end of February I booked a morning to go check... more »

Another piece of Priorat history: Fra Fulcó 2001

by  |  30-03-2022

We continue to take a look at special wines available in the Ukraine Charity Wine Auction. Such as this very rare, 21 year-old Priorat wine that is indeed available to bid on only until this... more » We continue to take a look at special wines available in the... more »

Ukraine meets Penedès

by  |  28-03-2022

When Anna Zahorodnya was a teenager in Kostopil, Ukraine she had no idea how different her adult life would be. And who could, given that now in her 30s, she lives in a completely different... more » When Anna Zahorodnya was a teenager in Kostopil, Ukraine she had no... more »

Scala Dei and la Cartoixa 1974

by  |  25-03-2022

Much praise is rightly given to the group of people who came to Priorat, Catalunya in the 1980s and saw not a remote wine region in serious decline, but a wondrous terroir with great possibility.... more » Much praise is rightly given to the group of people who came... more »

Wines for Ukraine Auction

by  |  21-03-2022 ~ 2 Comments

When Russian tanks invaded Ukraine on February 24th, like millions of other people in the world, I was stunned. That feeling soon passed to anger and it has mostly stayed there, being punctuated by sadness... more » When Russian tanks invaded Ukraine on February 24th, like millions of other... more »

A deeper look at DOQ Priorat 2019

by  |  17-03-2022

Whenever I can, I put together special tastings upon request in Priorat. They’re often for those visiting who want to sate a general wine curiosity or for dig deeper into a specific theme. In the... more » Whenever I can, I put together special tastings upon request in Priorat.... more »