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Catalan Wines

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 »

Sant Martí, birth to new wine & death to pigs

by  |  13-11-2020

The day of Saint Martin of Tours is November 11th and it doesn’t go unnoticed in Spain. Across the whole country and especially in Catalunya, it’s touted as the day to slaughter pigs and drink... more » The day of Saint Martin of Tours is November 11th and it... more »

Taking stock of bottle-aged Sherry

by  |  11-11-2020

Despite the great quantity of books on Sherry these days (such as this one), it seems that we’re still lacking one which debunks all the misinformation, misconceptions, and plain old clichés cursing this fine wine.... more » Despite the great quantity of books on Sherry these days (such as... more »

In The Glass: Domaine Cauhapé – La Canopée 2017

by  |  17-07-2020

The region of Jurançon in Southwest France has a white heart. With the principle grapes of Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng as well as smaller amounts of Lauzet, Courbu, Petit Courbu, and Camaralet de Lasseube... more » The region of Jurançon in Southwest France has a white heart. With... more »

#DryJuly is arriving again. Are you in?

by  |  29-06-2020 ~ 3 Comments

Last year I proposed the idea of a #DryJuly (read in its entirety). Basically, it's like #DryJanuary except that it's in July, it rhymes, and in my estimation, it makes a lot more sense as... more » Last year I proposed the idea of a #DryJuly (read in its... more »

Spring without spring in Priorat

by  |  01-05-2020

Today would have marked the opening of the Fira del Vi, our annual wine fair here in Priorat. But, like all public events this spring, it was canceled long ago and they've scheduled a series... more » Today would have marked the opening of the Fira del Vi, our... more »

Let’s have a Chat about Priorat: 30 April 7PM

by  |  29-04-2020 ~ 2 Comments

Chat happened. Great success. View it here. Subscribe to the channel as there's more to come! Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm not terribly keen on doing videostreams but well, here we are in... more » Chat happened. Great success. View it here. Subscribe to the channel as... more »

Celebrating Sauvignon Blanc in the Loire

by  |  28-04-2020

Blois-Chambord. For anyone who had a very cool, worldly aunt growing up, this sounds like the name of a cheese she would bring back from France and eat paired with a wine that would sound... more » Blois-Chambord. For anyone who had a very cool, worldly aunt growing up,... more »

The absolute best Rioja wines! (available in the UK…)

by  |  24-02-2020

If you’re going to hold a tasting that focuses on one of Spain’s oldest quality wine regions, a sure-fire way to juice it up a bit is to have the venue be one of the... more » If you’re going to hold a tasting that focuses on one of... more »

Schiste vs. Calcaire, Carignan Edition

by  |  24-12-2019

Mas de Saporta is a curious place. On the outskirts of Montpellier, France and technically in the town of Lattes, it's an old farmstead that, as modernity grew up around it, was swallowed whole as... more » Mas de Saporta is a curious place. On the outskirts of Montpellier,... more »