Priorat: The Movie!07-11-2016

The opening night of the Most Festival saw the premiere of, “Priorat” a documentary created to tell the story of the rebirth of a wine region that nearly faded in to the sands of time.... more>

Vino de pago, Vi de finca, & Grand Cru22-06-2015

It seems that nearly every year now, a new “vi de finca” comes on to the market in Catalunya. Great, what on earth does this mean? And in case that’s not enough of a mystery... more>

Clos Mogador 201207-03-2015

Most anyone who knows Priorat wines knows the story of Clos Mogador. If not, buy the book. The winery is as much Priorat as Priorat is it. That’s an oversimplification and a bit ridiculous but... more>

The tastes of Priorat04-06-2014

I’m often in the Catalan comarca of Priorat. A large part of the reason is due to the Priorat book, new Montsant book, or taking small groups of visitors around on the occasional wine tours.... more>

Tast del Decenni of 2004 in 201410-05-2014

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>

Vi Ranci finally gets its due01-03-2014

Vi Ranci is often avoided by people. We suppose it has to do with the name which directly translates from Catalan as “rancid wine”. Admittedly that’s not too appealing and sounds downright repulsive. The taste... more>

A visit to the Clos Mogador04-02-2013

In the late 1970s, René Barbier III and his wife, Isabelle Meyer sought out a new path in Priorat. Starting in an old warehouse outside of Gratallops for a cellar, with several friends they began... more>