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DO Terra Alta brings “brisats” to the forefront

by  |  08-02-2022

DO Terra Alta, in Catalunya, Spain has been quite busy recently. In their regulatory council’s last board meeting of 2021 they approved a long list of changes. The most prominent was their making a very... more » DO Terra Alta, in Catalunya, Spain has been quite busy recently. In... more »

The growing fraud case of Reserva de la Tierra

by  |  25-10-2021

As I reported in my article for Decanter last week, there’s currently a breaking story of massive wine fraud unfolding in Southern Catalunya. The perpetrator is alleged to be the company, “Reserva de la Tierra”... more » As I reported in my article for Decanter last week, there’s currently... more »

A southern kind of bubbly, Vinyes del Convent – Senyoria 2017

by  |  27-09-2021

The region of Terra Alta is something of an exception in the eastern side of the Iberian Peninsula. It’s usually the case that the further south you go, the less white wine you find. But... more » The region of Terra Alta is something of an exception in the... more »

10 wines from Terra Alta to know right now

by  |  12-07-2021

As was shown in the recent DO Terra Alta report, this is a region not lacking in diversity nor quality. They make a great many styles of wines with an equal balance of excellent red... more » As was shown in the recent DO Terra Alta report, this is... more »

The state of DO Terra Alta in 2021

by  |  20-05-2021

Much has changed in DO Terra Alta since I compiled the last Tasting & Regional reports on the region in 2019 which is why I’m very happy to be releasing the 2021 Tasting Report today... more » Much has changed in DO Terra Alta since I compiled the last... more »

Sant Martí, birth to new wine & death to pigs

by  |  13-11-2020

The day of Saint Martin of Tours is November 11th and it doesn’t go unnoticed in Spain. Across the whole country and especially in Catalunya, it’s touted as the day to slaughter pigs and drink... more » The day of Saint Martin of Tours is November 11th and it... more »
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El Mas d’Edetària Selecció, the first ‘Vi de Finca’ in DO Terra Alta

by  |  07-02-2020

And now for some much-needed good news in wine: I'm happy to report that there's been a new Vi de Finca announced which is also the first one from DO Terra Alta! Yes, "El Mas... more » And now for some much-needed good news in wine: I'm happy to... more »

Terra Alta and the finesse of Garnatxa Blanca

by  |  08-07-2019

For the current issue of World of Fine Wine I was given free rein to write about all that is wonderful when it comes to the Garnatxa Blanca (White Grenache) grape in DO Terra Alta.... more » For the current issue of World of Fine Wine I was given... more »

Speaking of Herència Altés

by  |  18-02-2019

In Spain, judgment of a person is regularly passed based upon their given name. If you can figure out the origin of either of the family names, you base your conclusions upon that. If the... more » In Spain, judgment of a person is regularly passed based upon their... more »

DO Terra Alta – 2019: A southern kind of lovely

by  |  04-02-2019

A Spanish wine region with great vineyards and wines that are just starting to show a brilliance that’s been hiding in plain site is most assuredly not a new story–although it’s one I’m always happy... more » A Spanish wine region with great vineyards and wines that are just... more »