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The DO Montsant 2020 harvest comes to a close

by  |  23-10-2020

Essentially all the vineyards within the DO Montsant have been picked this year. According to their official statistics, only a handful in the north are still to arrive so in effect, the harvest has closed.... more » Essentially all the vineyards within the DO Montsant have been picked this... more »

New DO Montsant wineries to know, 2020 edition

by  |  21-09-2020

The Denomination of Origin Montsant wasn’t even in existence 20 years ago and yet, it’s proven to be a Spanish DO very much on the move. What started out as a collection of just a... more » The Denomination of Origin Montsant wasn’t even in existence 20 years ago... more »

Bell Cros, where paths meet in DO Montsant

by  |  10-07-2020

In goes without saying that Stockholm is further from Barcelona just as Barcelona is further from Priorat. And, Barcelona is farther from the Priorat county than its capital, Falset is from the Aiguasals paratge that’s... more » In goes without saying that Stockholm is further from Barcelona just as... more »

A report on DO Montsant in 2020

by  |  28-05-2020

Someone possessing a mild gift of foresight would have bought stock in the company, Zoom at the beginning of last December. Someone of even greater foresight would have bought vineyards in what became the DO... more » Someone possessing a mild gift of foresight would have bought stock in... more »

Spring without spring in Priorat

by  |  01-05-2020

Today would have marked the opening of the Fira del Vi, our annual wine fair here in Priorat. But, like all public events this spring, it was canceled long ago and they've scheduled a series... more » Today would have marked the opening of the Fira del Vi, our... more »

A new Carignan at a new project in the Montsant: Bell Cros – El Tracte 2017

by  |  23-03-2020

DOQ Priorat has the lead over DO Montsant in terms of overall cellars (nearly double at 110 vs 60 respectively) but it’s important to keep in mind that DO Montsant is less than 1/3 as... more » DOQ Priorat has the lead over DO Montsant in terms of overall... more »

The DOQ Priorat & DO Montsant reports for 2019

by  |  23-09-2019

I’ve been tasting the wines of DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant for nearly a decade now and am quite happy to present tasting reports of each region’s current releases for 2019. Having written individual books... more » I’ve been tasting the wines of DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant for... more »

A look back at the 2012 vintage in Catalunya & Roussillon

by  |  01-09-2019

The other day someone wrote to inquire about the 2012 Clos Mogador and what my impressions were of it. While I enjoyed drinking it when initially released, I realized that instead of just talking about... more » The other day someone wrote to inquire about the 2012 Clos Mogador... more »

Priorat continues trying to reclaim the Siurana River

by  |  12-02-2019

Each and every river begins with a single drop of water. It may not be apparent when looking at such mighty torrents as the Amazon or Congo, but somewhere, deep in a far-flung hinterland, one... more » Each and every river begins with a single drop of water. It... more »

How to visit the Priorat wine region

by  |  27-01-2019 ~ 4 Comments

Despite the fact that I travel a lot for writing about wine, when I'm around in Priorat, I'm happy to lead tastings and tours. Sharing such great wines and opening up minds to how much... more » Despite the fact that I travel a lot for writing about wine,... more »