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In The Glass: Álvaro Palacios Les Terrasses 2019

by  |  19-07-2021

When I did the first round of research for the Vinologue Priorat book back in 2012, I did everything I could to taste every wine produced in DOQ Priorat at the time. Some required a... more » When I did the first round of research for the Vinologue Priorat... more »

The state of DOQ Priorat in 2021

by  |  05-07-2021

Since last year’s report, a lot has happened within the bounds of Catalunya’s DOQ Priorat leading up to this Tasting Report released today that includes over 200 rated wines. Yes, there’s still a pandemic to... more » Since last year’s report, a lot has happened within the bounds of... more »

Priorat’s Fira del Vi 2021, changing for the times

by  |  24-05-2021

The Fira del Vi is the Priorat county’s annual wine fair for both appellations contained in it, DOQ Priorat as well as DO Montsant. Unfortunately, like all wine events in the spring of 2020, it... more » The Fira del Vi is the Priorat county’s annual wine fair for... more »

DOQ Priorat’s first “Grans Vinyes Classificades”

by  |  29-04-2021

DOQ Priorat has officially announced the first wines to be released under the "Gran vinya classificada" scheme by certifying: Mas de la Rosa of Vall Llach, 1902 - Tossal d'en Bou of Mas Doix, and... more » DOQ Priorat has officially announced the first wines to be released under... more »

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 »

Scala Dei’s Artigots 2017

by  |  08-02-2021

If visiting the 12th century monastery of La Cartoixa in the village of Escaladei, you’d be forgiven for not noticing the dirt road that wobbles up along the left side of the old stone walls.... more » If visiting the 12th century monastery of La Cartoixa in the village... 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 »