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Heretat Laverna, Penedès, Catalunya

by  |  08-02-2023

Heretat Laverna is working in the Penedès region and producing all their wines organically as is inline with the region as a whole. These wines are from local/traditional varieties with the exception of the Merlot... more »

Alicia i Josep Viticultors: Tentiber – Vi de Paratge 2019

by  |  26-01-2023

I was recently asked by a colleague, “Do you ever get tired of drinking Priorat wines?” My face must have gone some form of a ghastly confusion as he quickly followed up with, “I mean,... more »

Viladomat-Aragó, a new take on organic Penedès whites

by  |  12-01-2023

The Penedès region is as vast as it is small. Bisected by an ugly gash that is the AP-7 highway, there are more than 30,000ha of vineyards spread across the plain and into the lower... more »

A surprise batch of Catalan Vins de Finca

by  |  22-12-2022

Charting the path of Vi de Finca wines in Catalunya or those of Vino de Pago in greater Spain, is a mighty tricky affair. While these are both single vineyard certifications akin to something of... more »

Best Catalan wines of 2022

by  |  12-12-2022

Here we find ourselves bumbling into the end of the year and, as I've done in past years, it's time to take a look at the best wines in Catalunya that I've tasted in 2022.... more »

The Catalan Vi Novell class of 2022

by  |  07-12-2022

It's time yet again to take a look at the vi novell from Catalunya, the very first wines from the latest 2022 harvest. You're undoubtedly thinking, “Hold on a baguette-jabbin' minute. The French cornered that... more »

Top Shelf: DO Montsant

by  |  17-11-2022

A series simply looking at the best of the best in wine. I walk through the vineyards of DO Montsant every day and surely somewhere, someone opens a bottle of the wine from this region... more »

A new look at Garnatxa Peluda… in Alella

by  |  14-11-2022

Whatever you do, don’t call it, “downy” Grenache. Much like how the peppers from Cuba are often misspelled as “habañeros” in the US or the Georgian aging vessel for wines is incorrectly transcribed as, “qveri”... more »

A Mediterranean exchange, Priorat on Hvar

by  |  04-11-2022

“Well, we like our wines strong here.” It was a statement that I was to hear in various forms during a recent trip to the island of Hvar on the coast of Croatia. In this... more »

Corpinnat calls for more transparent classifications

by  |  21-10-2022

In what was their first edition of “la Nit de Verema” (Harvest Night), Ton Mata, the president of Corpinnat called for immediate implementation of changes to the “Llei catalana de vi” (Catalan Wine Law) which... more »