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Eight wines from Montsant to know right now

by  |  12-08-2022

I’ve been working on the review for the latest edition of a well-known, 700-page wine reference. About midway through, I had to pause for a bit when I came across this mention of DO Montsant,... more »

The DO Montsant 2020 harvest comes to a close

by  |  23-10-2020

Essentially all the vineyards within the DO Montsant have been picked this year. According to their official statistics, only a handful in the north are still to arrive so in effect, the harvest has closed.... more »

DO Montsant, calling it “cheap Priorat” is just so 2006

by  |  04-05-2016

I’ve been giving a series of guided tastings in English at the Wine Aspects school in Vilafranca del Penedès. They started with DO Empordà and will finish with DOQ Priorat. But right in the middle,... more »

The late harvest

by  |  01-10-2014

Currently we’re deep in the middle of harvest. This year it started a bit earlier and there were wineries in Penedès and Empordà who were picking their grapes at the very beginning of August. As... more »