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A Priorat tasting of Carignan without borders

by  |  02-05-2018

Fully booked! Sorry for those who couldn’t get in this time around! I have admittedly been a bit crazy about Carignan lately. It’s no wonder as I posted this large, “Grand Tasting of Carignan” from... more » Fully booked! Sorry for those who couldn’t get in this time around!... more »

The new “institutional wines” of DO Montsant

by  |  08-07-2016

DO Montsant has just announced their new “institutional wines”. In brief, these are a red and white wine that will be used for the next 1-2 years to demonstrate what is seen to be the... more » DO Montsant has just announced their new “institutional wines”. In brief, these... more »

These wines of solidarity

by  |  04-03-2016

Despite this being a rather mild winter, even for Mediterranean standards, it seems that once spring arrives, there is a change of heart for people and they are more open and giving. Perhaps it’s for... more » Despite this being a rather mild winter, even for Mediterranean standards, it... more »

Release of the 2015 Vi Novell

by  |  16-11-2015

When talking about anything “nouveau” in the wine world, most mouths open and say, “Oh, Beaujolais Nouveau?” as that is hand’s down the most famous of the early release wines in the world. And by... more » When talking about anything “nouveau” in the wine world, most mouths open... more »

Here comes the Vi Novell

by  |  03-11-2014

From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan, I talk about the vi novell tradition in Catalonia, which is covered as well in my Montsant book. As you read this, the first olives are being pressed... more » From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan, I talk about the vi... 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 »