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The state of Trepat in Conca de Barberà

by  |  17-12-2021

It’s obviously been a tough couple of years, leading to the cancelation of countless events and although some are trying to restart, that’s quite precarious and I don’t see this changing any time soon. I... more » It’s obviously been a tough couple of years, leading to the cancelation... more »

Spanning the years in Abadia de Poblet

by  |  07-09-2021

Up until the mid-19th century, wineries and monasteries were more often than not, the same thing. This came about as wine was something made by monastic orders for prayer and totally in no way because... more » Up until the mid-19th century, wineries and monasteries were more often than... more »

Another glimpse into the wonderful world of Trepat

by  |  31-03-2021

Due to ongoing, seemingly never-to-end restrictions, events like the annual Concarim Tasting or Festa del Trepat in DO Conca de Barberà won’t be taking place. So, in order counteract this, they’ve been holding a number... more » Due to ongoing, seemingly never-to-end restrictions, events like the annual Concarim Tasting... more »

The ‘solidarity’ efforts to rebuild the Rendéu Masdéu cellar in Conca de Barberà

by  |  29-01-2020

These have not been the finest of months for wineries when it comes to Mother Nature... and sadly, probably won't be the last that we've seen. Fires have ravaged Southeastern Australia destroying cellars, homes, vineyards,... more » These have not been the finest of months for wineries when it... more »

Wines for la Cuesta de Enero/Uphill January

by  |  02-01-2020

To all who have survived family and the holidays, well done. Now we arrive to the cold, murky days of January, probably broke, or at at least a bit broken. You probably don't even want... more » To all who have survived family and the holidays, well done. Now... more »

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 »
Photo from DO Conca de Barberà

Taking a look at DO Conca de Barberà

by  |  29-10-2019

Given the recent cellar flooding, I’ve moved up this report to hopefully give a bit more visibility to the DO and not only support the rebuilding efforts of Rendé Masdéu, but also to showcase the... more » Given the recent cellar flooding, I’ve moved up this report to hopefully... more »
Photos by @CivitiMarti, Twitter

DO Conca de Barberà winery, Rendé Masdéu washed away by torrential rains & flooding

by  |  23-10-2019

Southern Catalunya recorded epic rains yesterday which caused widespread damage including: flooding of homes, various roads being closed due to mudslides, and train service being cut due to flooded tracks. There have been two confirmed... more » Southern Catalunya recorded epic rains yesterday which caused widespread damage including: flooding... more »

In The Glass: Lectores Vini – Pomagrana 2018

by  |  09-09-2019

Trepat comes up with regularity on this site for good reason as it sits at that most delicate of intersections wherein it is approachable yet flavorful and not terribly alcoholic. This is no mean feat... more » Trepat comes up with regularity on this site for good reason as... more »

Wines to see the summer out

by  |  17-08-2018

The second half of August in Spain forms a downhill sprint to September/reality. Everyone is tanned, well swam and well, kinda “over” the whole beach thing at this point. Many just want to chill, usually... more » The second half of August in Spain forms a downhill sprint to... more »