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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 » I’ve been giving a series of guided tastings in English at the... more »

Grenache Day 2015: Wines in review

by  |  21-09-2015

In case you weren’t aware, Grenache Day was on the 18th as it’s the third Friday of every September. It’s a way to promote the profile of the Grenache grape by the Grenache Association as... more » In case you weren’t aware, Grenache Day was on the 18th as... more »

Vino de pago, Vi de finca, & Grand Cru

by  |  22-06-2015

It seems that nearly every year now, a new “vi de finca” comes on to the market in Catalunya. Great, what on earth does this mean? And in case that’s not enough of a mystery... more » It seems that nearly every year now, a new “vi de finca”... more »

The rise of Teixar, the newest Vi de Finca in Catalonia

by  |  19-06-2015

When tasting wines for the Montsant book there were thankfully many surprises unearthed. For a region that just a few years ago was written off as “basically a cheap Priorat”, it was exciting to see... more » When tasting wines for the Montsant book there were thankfully many surprises... more »

Catalunya at Dalmcija Wine Expo 2015

by  |  16-05-2015

In returning to Dalmatia for the first time in many years, I attended the Dalmacija Wine Expo 2015 in Split and conducted a Master Class comparing three wines of Catalonia with three of Dalmatia. I... more » In returning to Dalmatia for the first time in many years, I... more »

A meeting of Grenaches, Les Printemps de Châteauneuf 2015

by  |  20-04-2015

This past 11-13th of April was the sixth edition of Les Printemps de Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Organized by the association of young winegrowers, this year it showcased 86 of the local domaines. The atmosphere is overall quite... more » This past 11-13th of April was the sixth edition of Les Printemps... more »

The late harvest

by  |  01-10-2014

From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan, I talk about late harvest wines, both of which are top pick wines in my Montsant book. Currently we’re deep in the middle of harvest. This year it... more » From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan, I talk about late harvest... more »
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