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Catalan Wines

That new cellar sound: A tour of Acústic’s new home

by  |  20-09-2021

Albert Jané founded Acústic Celler in DO Montsant back in 2004 and since then has seen his wines recognized throughout the wine world. This success in turn allowed him to start up Ritme Celler in... more » Albert Jané founded Acústic Celler in DO Montsant back in 2004 and... more »

Spanning the years in Abadia de Poblet

by  |  07-09-2021

Up until the mid-19th century, wineries and monasteries were more often than not, the same thing. This came about as wine was something made by monastic orders for prayer and totally in no way because... more » Up until the mid-19th century, wineries and monasteries were more often than... more »

Under a summer sky with Vinyes Domènech

by  |  12-08-2021

Like most everything during the pandemic of the last year and a half, enotourism has had to pivot and change from what had become standard issue. Showing up to a winery and tasting a couple... more » Like most everything during the pandemic of the last year and a... more »

A deep dive into the Garnatxa of Parés Baltà

by  |  09-08-2021

History can be an incredible teacher if of course one is willing to listen. This is doubly so in wine when it comes to tasting what was done in the past and it’s why vertical... more » History can be an incredible teacher if of course one is willing... more »

11 White Priorat wines to know right now

by  |  29-07-2021

DOQ Priorat is known if not outright famed for its red wines. There’s good reason for that given that they’re some of the highest-scoring wines in all of Spain. But, the whites shouldn’t be overlooked... more » DOQ Priorat is known if not outright famed for its red wines.... more »

A look inside l’Enclòs de Peralba

by  |  26-07-2021

Roc Gramona is only 27, but he holds an innate curiosity about the wine world. Since finishing enology studies, he’s had a very busy life to date, working harvests around the world including: Portugal, Napa,... more » Roc Gramona is only 27, but he holds an innate curiosity about... more »

In The Glass: Álvaro Palacios Les Terrasses 2019

by  |  19-07-2021

When I did the first round of research for the Vinologue Priorat book back in 2012, I did everything I could to taste every wine produced in DOQ Priorat at the time. Some required a... more » When I did the first round of research for the Vinologue Priorat... more »

10 wines from Terra Alta to know right now

by  |  12-07-2021

As was shown in the recent DO Terra Alta report, this is a region not lacking in diversity nor quality. They make a great many styles of wines with an equal balance of excellent red... more » As was shown in the recent DO Terra Alta report, this is... more »

The state of DOQ Priorat in 2021

by  |  05-07-2021

Since last year’s report, a lot has happened within the bounds of Catalunya’s DOQ Priorat leading up to this Tasting Report released today that includes over 200 rated wines. Yes, there’s still a pandemic to... more » Since last year’s report, a lot has happened within the bounds of... more »

Tomas Cusiné goes small

by  |  09-06-2021

While Costers del Segre may be one of Catalunya’s most unknown Denominations of Origin (DOs), one of the most active and driven producers within it is, Tomàs Cusiné located in the village of Vilosell, in... more » While Costers del Segre may be one of Catalunya’s most unknown Denominations... more »