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Catalan Wines

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 »

Vi Novell 2020 for a fresh summer treat

by  |  07-06-2021

There is ironically nothing new about vi novell here on this site as I’ve happily written about this style of wine previously due to the push for the quality to be ever better each year.... more » There is ironically nothing new about vi novell here on this site... more »

Five wines from Tarragona to know right now

by  |  28-05-2021

The recent DO Tarragona report, showed that this is a region which can be a bit tricky to make sense of. It’s very large and has very distinct zones with a great many styles represented... more » The recent DO Tarragona report, showed that this is a region which... more »

Priorat’s Fira del Vi 2021, changing for the times

by  |  24-05-2021

The Fira del Vi is the Priorat county’s annual wine fair for both appellations contained in it, DOQ Priorat as well as DO Montsant. Unfortunately, like all wine events in the spring of 2020, it... more » The Fira del Vi is the Priorat county’s annual wine fair for... more »