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An update on Priorat’s Vall Llach winery destruction

by  |  25-01-2021

As was reported on January 10th, the primary cellar holding nearly all the wines of Vall Llach in Porrera collapsed under the weight of snow from “Storm Filomena”. Due to the ongoing municipal confinement, it... more » As was reported on January 10th, the primary cellar holding nearly all... more »

Historic snowstorm in Priorat destroys majority of emblematic cellar Vall Llach

by  |  10-01-2021

While most Spanish and international news reports have focused on the historically high snow fall in and around Madrid, other parts of the country have been hit hard by snow as well for the last... more » While most Spanish and international news reports have focused on the historically... more »

Tasting Costers del Segre, of altitude

by  |  28-12-2020

For any wine drinker living outside Spain, or really outside of Catalunya even, DO Costers del Segre will be a bit of an unknown. Deep in the interior and fully contained with the province of... more » For any wine drinker living outside Spain, or really outside of Catalunya... more »

A sparkling stalwart: Segura Viudas

by  |  23-12-2020

The wines of Segura Viudas have consistently delivered in terms of quality for price for some time. The winery itself is a historic estate that I’ve been to in the past and been duly impressed... more » The wines of Segura Viudas have consistently delivered in terms of quality... more »

Best Catalan wines of 2020

by  |  14-12-2020 ~ 2 Comments

Versió catalana Despite the lunacy of this never-ending 2020 from hell and the cancellation of a slate of events I was to attend, I did manage to taste a lot of wines from various regions... more » Versió catalana Despite the lunacy of this never-ending 2020 from hell and... more »

El millors vins catalans del 2020

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English version Malgrat la bogeria d'aquest any infernal interminable i la inevitable cancel·lació d'una sèrie d'esdeveniments als que tenia previst a assistir, tot i així he aconseguit tastar una gran quantita de vins de diferents... more » English version Malgrat la bogeria d'aquest any infernal interminable i la inevitable... more »

Scala Dei’s Vi Ranci, the most “rancid” gem that you’ll ever want to own

by  |  11-12-2020

Catalan vi ranci isn’t for the faint of heart. No, I’m not talking about those who drink it as is the case with something like Malört, but instead I’m talking about those who decide to... more » Catalan vi ranci isn’t for the faint of heart. No, I’m not... more »

The state of DO Pla de Bages for 2020

by  |  09-12-2020

For those who may not know it, DO Pla de Bages is Catalunya’s second-smallest denomination of origin (the first being DO Alella). How small does that make it? Well, it has 15 registered cellars, four... more » For those who may not know it, DO Pla de Bages is... more »

Pre-release tasting of Terroir al Límit 2018 & thoughts on 2020

by  |  04-12-2020

A few weeks ago, Terroir al Límit owner, Dominik Huber invited me up to his cellar in Torroja del Priorat for a tasting with him and head winemaker, Tatjana Pećerić. We tasted through the as-of-yet... more » A few weeks ago, Terroir al Límit owner, Dominik Huber invited me... more »

ReWine & the bottle: Using a resource in plain sight

by  |  30-11-2020 ~ 6 Comments

The memories are hazy from when I was a child walking into the first supermarket in my hometown. There was a glass front to the store which let in a stream of daylight. It always... more » The memories are hazy from when I was a child walking into... more »