Scala Dei and la Cartoixa 1974

by  |  25-03-2022

Much praise is rightly given to the group of people who came to Priorat, Catalunya in the 1980s and saw not a remote wine region in serious decline, but a wondrous terroir with great possibility.... 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 »

A heretic is born: Cellers de Scala Dei – l’Heretge 2016

by  |  16-10-2018

According to all facts and figures available, the Grenache grape is what dominates the vineyards and production in DOQ Priorat, standing at 39% of the total as of 2017. It used to be a bit... more »

A Priorat amber wine to blow the mind – Les Brugueres Antecessor 1997

by  |  18-09-2018

Over the summer I tasted and scored over 400 wines from DOQ Priorat & DO Montsant. Anyone can receive the full results now for free when buying the books (també en català). It includes a... more »

Priorat’s Terra Dominicata hotel & restaurant arrives

by  |  04-09-2018

The county of Priorat, in terms of a wine region, is not lacking for places to stay after a day of enjoying the fine wine of DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant. What have been lacking... more »

Respect your elders: Scala Dei’s Cartoixa 1975

by  |  18-11-2012

It’s not often that that chance arrives to taste a wine that predates your arrival on this planet by several years and would have been a wine your parents would have drank in their 30s,... more »

Breakfast, tweets, and wine in the Priorat

by  |  18-10-2012

Earlier this month, we were invited to to take part in a a “Breakfast & Tweets” meetup at Hostal Sport in Falset, Priorat put together by two of the most active promoters of enotourism in... more »