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DO Montsant, calling it “cheap Priorat” is just so 2006

by  |  04-05-2016

I’ve been giving a series of guided tastings in English at the Wine Aspects school in Vilafranca del Penedès. They started with DO Empordà and will finish with DOQ Priorat. But right in the middle,... more » I’ve been giving a series of guided tastings in English at the... more »

A meeting of Grenaches, Les Printemps de Châteauneuf 2015

by  |  20-04-2015

This past 11-13th of April was the sixth edition of Les Printemps de Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Organized by the association of young winegrowers, this year it showcased 86 of the local domaines. The atmosphere is overall quite... more » This past 11-13th of April was the sixth edition of Les Printemps... more »

The 2014 Priorat harvest

by  |  06-12-2014

At the beginning of May I stopped in to visit a garagiste winemaker friend in the Catalan village of Capçanes. He was out removing excess growth in his small two-hectare vineyard of Garnatxa Peluda (Lladoner... more » At the beginning of May I stopped in to visit a garagiste... more »

Tast del Decenni of 2004 in 2014

by  |  10-05-2014

Last week I was one of the lucky few to be invited to the annual Tast del Decenni in the Priorat comarca. Essentially what this is, is a taste of the wines from a decade... more » Last week I was one of the lucky few to be invited... more »

The first annual Cooperative Fair

by  |  06-04-2013

Having spent quite a bit of time in Priorat, blogging about it, and most importantly, drinking it, last Saturday I was invited to attend the 1st Cooperative Fair at the Castell del Vi museum in... more » Having spent quite a bit of time in Priorat, blogging about it,... more »