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The state of DOQ Priorat in 2020

by  |  30-07-2020

Having written about the wines of Priorat for nearly a decade, some readers might wonder if I’m perhaps a touch bored of, you know, year in, year out tasting Grenache and Carignan wines from these... more » Having written about the wines of Priorat for nearly a decade, some... more »

The DOQ Priorat wine box, a great offer supporting COVID-19 research

by  |  09-05-2020 ~ 4 Comments

The online offers of wine "lockdown packs" ("vins de confinament" here in Catalunya) have been circulating quite heavily these past weeks. When you calculate the prices per bottle, some of them are a quite a... more » The online offers of wine "lockdown packs" ("vins de confinament" here 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 »

Let’s have a Chat about Priorat: 30 April 7PM

by  |  29-04-2020 ~ 2 Comments

Chat happened. Great success. View it here. Subscribe to the channel as there's more to come! Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm not terribly keen on doing videostreams but well, here we are in... more » Chat happened. Great success. View it here. Subscribe to the channel as... 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 »

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 »

That chilling the red wine thing

by  |  25-07-2019

If this latest heatwave has shown us anything, it’s that there are a few more bends to go before we see the “shade” at the end of the tunnel which signals that another summer has... more » If this latest heatwave has shown us anything, it’s that there are... more »

Tast del Decenni 2019: The DOQ Priorat 2009 vintage

by  |  02-07-2019

In 2009, the heaviest shoe of the Global Financial Crisis had finally fallen. All the maneuvering, consolidating, and bailing of companies and governments truly came to a head for and was deeply affecting European countries,... more » In 2009, the heaviest shoe of the Global Financial Crisis had finally... more »