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Ten tasty Catalan Grenaches for #GrenacheDay

by  |  18-09-2020

In case you actually needed an excuse to open up a bottle of Grenache, today, September 18th, is International Grenache Day! A celebration of all things that this red (as well as white, pink, and... more » In case you actually needed an excuse to open up a bottle... more »

Finding Clímax in Can Ràfols dels Caus

by  |  11-09-2020

In tasting samples for articles about the Penedès region, the wines from one winery would continually appear in the top. For an article about the white wines in Penedès, “La Calma” was one of the... more » In tasting samples for articles about the Penedès region, the wines from... more »

Talking about Spain around the internets

by  |  28-08-2020

August is usually a pretty slow month of spending a few days at the beach, dinners of cold dishes, and trying to get in dog walks before walking in the sun scorches you to a... more » August is usually a pretty slow month of spending a few days... more »

In The Glass: Sangenís i Vaqué – Lo Coster Blanc 2018

by  |  14-08-2020

Everyone in marketing these days is emphasizing the importance of “the story” over all else. Those of us who drink wine like to think that what really counts is in the bottle though. Thankfully, this... more » Everyone in marketing these days is emphasizing the importance of “the story”... more »

The state of DOQ Priorat in 2020

by  |  30-07-2020

Having written about the wines of Priorat for nearly a decade, some readers might wonder if I’m perhaps a touch bored of, you know, year in, year out tasting Grenache and Carignan wines from these... more » Having written about the wines of Priorat for nearly a decade, some... more »

Understanding the Corpinnat wine region, in 3D

by  |  24-07-2020

The producers behind Corpinnat are always striving to show how the definition of their region (which isn't a DO yet) differs from that of both DO Cava as well as DO Penedès as these two... more » The producers behind Corpinnat are always striving to show how the definition... more »

DO Cava releases new zones, tweaks, & a fresh serving of brand-new names

by  |  23-07-2020

So, it took about two years. This was time DO Cava spent consulting and figuring out how to release a zone and subzone classification scheme. This is no small feat given that the idea is... more » So, it took about two years. This was time DO Cava spent... more »

Digging up the details on how Avaline wine defines “transparently produced”

by  |  20-07-2020 ~ 7 Comments

It would have been hard to avoid the news of Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power launching their white and rosé "Avaline" wine last week. In what was an amazing-to-behold marketing campaign, their PR firm, KLG... more » It would have been hard to avoid the news of Cameron Diaz... more »

Six white wines from Montsant to know right now

by  |  15-07-2020

Summer is still doing its thing in the Northern Hemisphere which means heat and a lot of it. Most of us, if opting for wine as the drink of choice, will want a nice, chilled... more » Summer is still doing its thing in the Northern Hemisphere which means... more »

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 »