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A reflective tasting on DOQ Priorat’s 2010 vintage

by  |  29-03-2021

Every year in Priorat, there’s a small event called the, Tast del Decenni or, “decade tasting”. It’s an intimate affair in a very packed room that takes place during the annual Fira del Vi. The... more » Every year in Priorat, there’s a small event called the, Tast del... more »

1999 Vintage in Priorat vs. Châteauneuf-du-Pape

by  |  15-02-2021

While my memory is less amazing with each birthday, I can tell you exactly where I was at the beginning of 1999. Two friends came down from my hometown on December 31st, 1998 so that... more » While my memory is less amazing with each birthday, I can tell... more »

DOQ Priorat prepares to approve new varieties

by  |  28-01-2021

News in the grape variety department this week revolved around the final approval given by the French INAO regulatory body approving six new varieties for use in Bordeaux. This has come about due to a... more » News in the grape variety department this week revolved around the final... more »

An update on Priorat’s Vall Llach winery destruction

by  |  25-01-2021

As was reported on January 10th, the primary cellar holding nearly all the wines of Vall Llach in Porrera collapsed under the weight of snow from “Storm Filomena”. Due to the ongoing municipal confinement, it... more » As was reported on January 10th, the primary cellar holding nearly all... more »

Historic snowstorm in Priorat destroys majority of emblematic cellar Vall Llach

by  |  10-01-2021

While most Spanish and international news reports have focused on the historically high snow fall in and around Madrid, other parts of the country have been hit hard by snow as well for the last... more » While most Spanish and international news reports have focused on the historically... more »

Pre-release tasting of Terroir al Límit 2018 & thoughts on 2020

by  |  04-12-2020

A few weeks ago, Terroir al Límit owner, Dominik Huber invited me up to his cellar in Torroja del Priorat for a tasting with him and head winemaker, Tatjana Pećerić. We tasted through the as-of-yet... more » A few weeks ago, Terroir al Límit owner, Dominik Huber invited me... more »

2017 vs 2018 in Priorat via Mas Doix’s Salanques

by  |  23-11-2020

A typical question people often ask me is, was so-and-so a good year for wine? It makes sense as while you can make wine literally anywhere in the world, actually growing grapes is a touch... more » A typical question people often ask me is, was so-and-so a good... more »

DOQ Priorat’s new “grower” classification

by  |  09-11-2020

In any given wine region there’s usually a little bit of everything when it comes to who is making the wine. You have the one-person show where the owner grows the grapes and makes the... more » In any given wine region there’s usually a little bit of everything... more »

In The Glass: Crivellé i Valls – Llàgrimes del Priorat 2018

by  |  06-11-2020

Whenever anyone asks me what judging wine is like, I tell them that it’s very hard, tiring work and they invariably laugh at me. I realize it’s impossible to imagine that swishing and smelling wine... more » Whenever anyone asks me what judging wine is like, I tell them... more »

New DOQ Priorat wineries to know, 2020 edition

by  |  19-10-2020

The wines being produced under the auspices of DOQ Priorat are always in flux and always evolving. They have to because the region from hence they issue forth grows ever more extreme while at the... more » The wines being produced under the auspices of DOQ Priorat are always... more »