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Bell Cros, where paths meet in DO Montsant

by  |  10-07-2020

In goes without saying that Stockholm is further from Barcelona just as Barcelona is further from Priorat. And, Barcelona is farther from the Priorat county than its capital, Falset is from the Aiguasals paratge that's... more » In goes without saying that Stockholm is further from Barcelona just as... more »

In The Glass: Toto Marqués – Prades 950 2016

by  |  01-07-2020 ~ 2 Comments

There's been a justified push to promote "terroir" insofar as it relates to wine. This French word, which means "sense of place" or more simply, "locale" is all fine and good unless it's the case... more » There's been a justified push to promote "terroir" insofar as it relates... more »

Six wines from Penedès to know right now

by  |  26-06-2020

As is often the case, we’d just passed May 40th when summer suddenly exploded out of nowhere here in Spain. It seems that overnight we went from chilly nights and massive, biblical rains (that have... more » As is often the case, we’d just passed May 40th when summer... more »

DO Empordà in 2020

by  |  16-06-2020

In years past and in times not like these, whenever visiting Alt Empordà in the far northeast of Catalunya, I’d try to find a way to have a drink on the terrace of the Almadraba... more » In years past and in times not like these, whenever visiting Alt... more »

In The Glass: Abadal Matís 2017

by  |  13-06-2020 ~ 4 Comments

There is a wealth of choice in the world of wine today from which I received this curiosity by Abadal recently. I say, "curiosity" as it's a new wine where they heavily feature Mandó, a... more » There is a wealth of choice in the world of wine today... more »

2020, the gift that keeps on giving

by  |  11-06-2020

Starting in March it became readily apparent that 2020 was going to be a real slog for wine. When restaurants, bars, and hotels are closed due to a global pandemic, wine doesn’t sell which is... more » Starting in March it became readily apparent that 2020 was going to... more »

Don’t come around here no more

by  |  04-06-2020 ~ 4 Comments

It was amazing to see so much work put into such a campaign in Priorat. It was after all shared widely across social media. Our village notice systems were constantly broadcasting it as well. Even... more » It was amazing to see so much work put into such a... more »

DO Cava drops harvest maximums by 17% for 2020

by  |  29-05-2020

The regulatory board of DO Cava has announced that for the 2020 harvest, maximum yields per hectare will be dropped from 12,000 to 10,000 which is a reduction of nearly 17%. As is the purvey... more » The regulatory board of DO Cava has announced that for the 2020... more »

A report on DO Montsant in 2020

by  |  28-05-2020

Someone possessing a mild gift of foresight would have bought stock in the company, Zoom at the beginning of last December. Someone of even greater foresight would have bought vineyards in what became the DO... more » Someone possessing a mild gift of foresight would have bought stock in... more »

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 »