Rocking the Wine Cradle

by  |  08-04-2016

Awhile back I was sent a sample of this “Wine Cradle” from the Danish design group, Heveas. Of course I should add that somewhere en route to Spain, it vanished and so I was sent... more »

Dumb SUV driver wipes out old vines

by  |  11-03-2016

Last weekend, a group of retired Barcelonians, out on a weekend jaunt in an undoubtedly ridiculous SUV destroyed a number of old vines when they drove in to a field claiming that they were “looking... more »
The village of Porrera, seen from above

Who speaks what when visiting Priorat?

by  |  22-02-2016

Sometime back on the Facebook page of Vinologue, a student in Madrid sent a message infuriated that the official website of DOQ Priorat wasn’t available in Spanish. Back then as it is now, you could... more »
Lovely in presentation as as well as flavor

In The Glass: Fernando de Castilla – Fino Antique

by  |  08-02-2016

When attending the Sherry Educators course last fall, I tried to schedule visits with some of the Sherry cellars in Jerez to round out my general knowledge of this lovely beverage by tasting as much... more »

Santorini, Assyrtiko, & Gaia

by  |  27-01-2016

If you don’t know the wines from the island of Santorini in Greece, just remember two things: the white grape, Assyrtiko and the flavor, delicious. That delicious part is pretty easy to remember but Assyrtiko... more »
Terrace overlooking the countryside

Riberach wine hotel, Roussillon

by  |  25-01-2016

To know the land of Roussillon is not to drive briefly through it, deftly avoiding Perpignan via the A9 highway either heading to adventures more northern in France or more southern in Spain. The real... more »

The rest of 2016

by  |  05-01-2016

Continued from yesterday, a few more observations about what’s to come in 2016 in general and outside of Catalonia. Southern France I just received an email from Michel Blanc in Châteauneuf going on at length... more »

Celler Ardèvol in Porrera now with visits

by  |  19-12-2015

Back when we were researching the Priorat book, when it came time to do a profile of Ardèvol, we ran in to a bit of a dead-end as Pep Ardèvol wasn’t all that interested in... more »

Traveling around with wine and the Lazenne

by  |  27-01-2015

Sometime back we wrote about traveling with wine as it’s something of a tricky subject. Wine is a liquid and it comes in very portable albeit very breakable glass bottles and naturally, the wines you... more »

Enotourism Day 2012 is coming!

by  |  04-11-2012

As declared by Recevin (the “European Network of Wine Cities”) the second Sunday of November is officially Enotourism Day. That means that this November 11th, it’s time to tour some cellars, drink some wine, and... more »