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Best Catalan wine of 2019

by  |  16-12-2019

We come to that time of year for the "100 Best Wines in the Whole Universe" or other similarly-named yet no less grandiose summaries in wine publications. Obviously, they'd be more aptly named, "The Best... more » We come to that time of year for the "100 Best Wines... more »

A review of “Priorat” (The Movie!)

by  |  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 » The opening night of the Most Festival saw the premiere of, “Priorat”... more »

Vino de pago, Vi de finca, & Grand Cru

by  |  22-06-2015

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 » It seems that nearly every year now, a new "vi de finca"... more »

Clos Mogador 2012

by  |  07-03-2015

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 » Most anyone who knows Priorat wines knows the story of Clos Mogador.... more »

A further history of Priorat’s “clos” wineries

by  |  02-08-2014

When we started researching the first edition of our Priorat book two years ago, one of the big goals was to unravel all the various versions of history that are known to crisscross DOQ Priorat.... more » When we started researching the first edition of our Priorat book two... more »

The tastes of Priorat

by  |  04-06-2014

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 » I’m often in the Catalan comarca of Priorat. A large part of... 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 »

Vi Ranci finally gets its due

by  |  01-03-2014

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 » Vi Ranci is often avoided by people. We suppose it has to... more »

A visit to the Clos Mogador

by  |  04-02-2013

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 » In the late 1970s, René Barbier III and his wife, Isabelle Meyer... more »