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Old co-op, new tricks. La Vinícola del Priorat’s Vi de Vila.

by  |  19-06-2018

On June 9th, La Vinícola del Priorat launched a new series of wines that are all certified under Priorat’s “Vi de Vila”. This certification establishes that 100% of the grapes from the wine came from... more » On June 9th, La Vinícola del Priorat launched a new series of... more »
Photo courtesy of Clos 93

Discovering “Garnatxa del Po”

by  |  27-04-2016

Clos 93 is one of those cellars in DOQ Priorat that exemplifies how the winemakers in this appellation are more closely resembling those in Burgundy than anywhere else in Spain. With just 12,000 bottles a... more » Clos 93 is one of those cellars in DOQ Priorat that exemplifies... more »
Russell at his apartment in el Masroig

D. Russell Smith, a Texan in the vineyards of Montsant

by  |  29-03-2016

When researching the book for DO Montsant, I did everything I could to uncover every wine that was being made with any degree of seriousness within the appellation. This took me to all the far-flung... more » When researching the book for DO Montsant, I did everything I could... more »

A creative tasting at Clos 93

by  |  20-11-2012

When you have less to work with, you make what you have count. This is often the case when we encounter small cellars that are just getting started out and they want to let people... more » When you have less to work with, you make what you have... more »

The endless oak

by  |  11-11-2012

We came across the sea of oak barrels at Torres Priorat the other day while researching our Priorat guide. Amazingly, while the cellar is full of oak, the wines aren’t completely blanketed with it–a large... more » We came across the sea of oak barrels at Torres Priorat the... more »