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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 »

Talking about Spain around the internets

by  |  28-08-2020

August is usually a pretty slow month of spending a few days at the beach, dinners of cold dishes, and trying to get in dog walks before walking in the sun scorches you to a... more » August is usually a pretty slow month of spending a few days... more »

In The Glass: Sangenís i Vaqué – Lo Coster Blanc 2018

by  |  14-08-2020

Everyone in marketing these days is emphasizing the importance of “the story” over all else. Those of us who drink wine like to think that what really counts is in the bottle though. Thankfully, this... more » Everyone in marketing these days is emphasizing the importance of “the story”... more »

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 »