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1999 Vintage in Priorat vs. Châteauneuf-du-Pape

by  |  15-02-2021

While my memory is less amazing with each birthday, I can tell you exactly where I was at the beginning of 1999. Two friends came down from my hometown on December 31st, 1998 so that... more » While my memory is less amazing with each birthday, I can tell... more »

In The Glass: Sangenís i Vaqué – Lo Coster Blanc 2018

by  |  14-08-2020

Everyone in marketing these days is emphasizing the importance of “the story” over all else. Those of us who drink wine like to think that what really counts is in the bottle though. Thankfully, this... more » Everyone in marketing these days is emphasizing the importance of “the story”... more »

Sangenís i Vaqué: a Priorat family

by  |  17-11-2017

Having roots in Spain’s Priorat wine region means having a family that has seen some incredibly bleak times. While in the late 1800s the region experienced a boom, due to phylloxera blighting France, once the... more » Having roots in Spain’s Priorat wine region means having a family that... more »

Sangenís i Vaqué – Lo Bancal de Granatxa 2015

by  |  31-01-2017

Across the square from my home sits the family winery of Sangenís i Vaqué. It was founded by Pere Sangenís and his wife, Conxita Vaqué, who have run it for years, thus the quite reasonable... more » Across the square from my home sits the family winery of Sangenís... 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 »
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And the Porrera wine gang was all there

by  |  01-04-2016

As was usually when coming in from one of the trails around the village of Porrera, my dog had spotted a cat and ran off through the houses. We’ve been through this game many times... more » As was usually when coming in from one of the trails around... more »

In The Glass – Lo Coster Blanc 2013

by  |  10-12-2014

There is something of a misconception with this white from Priorat. Those who encounter it (production is less than 500 bottles a year) usually think that it’s the white from Sangenís i Vaqué. The truth... more » There is something of a misconception with this white from Priorat. Those... more »