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10 Grenaches for the 10th annual #GrenacheDay

by  |  20-09-2019

Today, the world celebrates “International Grenache Day”! It’s one of the least-demanding celebrations that exists as it simply means grabbing a glass (or bottle) of Grenache near you and toasting all that’s toastable in this... more » Today, the world celebrates “International Grenache Day”! It’s one of the least-demanding... more »

Best Catalan wine of 2018

by  |  27-12-2018

“So, what’s the best wine in _____?” This question in slightly varying forms is one I’m asked often. I have to admit that while I appreciate people thinking my opinion worth something, I cringe a... more » “So, what’s the best wine in _____?” This question in slightly varying... more »

Vi Ranci in World of Fine Wine

by  |  13-12-2016

My personal history with the wine known as Vi Ranci goes as such: I tried it for the first time about eight years ago and didn’t know what to make of it, I tried it... more » My personal history with the wine known as Vi Ranci goes as... more »

Priorat: The Movie!

by  |  07-11-2016

The opening night of the Most Festival saw the premiere of, “Priorat” a documentary created to tell the story of the rebirth of a wine region that nearly faded in to the sands of time.... more » The opening night of the Most Festival saw the premiere of, “Priorat”... more »

Wildfire threat to Mas Martinet’s Els Escurçons vineyard

by  |  11-06-2015

A wildfire broke out in Gratallops, Priorat on June 9th on the mountains around Mas Martinet and quickly moved towards the vineyard of Els Escurçons. Planted in 2000 by Sara Peréz when she took over... more » A wildfire broke out in Gratallops, Priorat on June 9th on the... more »

The future of wine, is seemingly up

by  |  19-11-2014

For anyone who hops around the wine world, you start to notice a common thread which is that the highest elevation vineyards produce some of the most interesting wines. It’s not a fact that they... more » For anyone who hops around the wine world, you start to notice... more »

A further history of Priorat’s “clos” wineries

by  |  02-08-2014

When we started researching the first edition of our Priorat book two years ago, one of the big goals was to unravel all the various versions of history that are known to crisscross DOQ Priorat.... more » When we started researching the first edition of our Priorat book two... more »

The tastes of Priorat

by  |  04-06-2014

I’m often in the Catalan comarca of Priorat. A large part of the reason is due to the Priorat book, new Montsant book, or taking small groups of visitors around on the occasional wine tours.... more » I’m often in the Catalan comarca of Priorat. A large part of... more »

Tast del Decenni of 2004 in 2014

by  |  10-05-2014

Last week I was one of the lucky few to be invited to the annual Tast del Decenni in the Priorat comarca. Essentially what this is, is a taste of the wines from a decade... more » Last week I was one of the lucky few to be invited... more »