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The wines of Terroir Sense Fronteres

by  |  12-12-2018

I’ve not been seen outside my tasting room much this year as it was one of those periods when I again took on all the wines of both DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant. The end... more » I’ve not been seen outside my tasting room much this year as... 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 » Over the summer I tasted and scored over 400 wines from DOQ... more »

Introducing Cal Bessó

by  |  13-12-2017

It was a hot July because it’d been a hot year and the weather in 2017 hadn’t given much of a damn as to the comfort of human beings, let alone grapes. But one day... more » It was a hot July because it’d been a hot year and... more »

A soirée of White Grenache

by  |  30-11-2017

Starting in October, we’ve been seeing a roll out of events to lead up to the next edition of Grenaches du Monde in April. If you’ve not heard of this event that’s because it rather... more » Starting in October, we’ve been seeing a roll out of events to... more »

The best of Catalan white wines

by  |  07-02-2017

Last fall, I received a commission from Decanter to do a report on the white wines of Catalonia for the March issue. As things work in the world of print, you submit the article in... more » Last fall, I received a commission from Decanter to do a report... more »

The white wines of Terra Alta

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Terra Alta is a region that I’ve been tasting regularly for nearly a decade and the changes they’ve been making are impressive. This really all came to head with the election of a DO president... more » Terra Alta is a region that I’ve been tasting regularly for nearly... more »

Lafou – Els Amelers 2015

by  |  17-08-2016

For those who don’t know it, Lafou in DO Terra Alta has quickly risen to be one of the reference cellars for the appellation. Both their reds and whites are showing the brilliant potential that’s... more » For those who don’t know it, Lafou in DO Terra Alta has... more »

The new “institutional wines” of DO Montsant

by  |  08-07-2016

DO Montsant has just announced their new “institutional wines”. In brief, these are a red and white wine that will be used for the next 1-2 years to demonstrate what is seen to be the... more » DO Montsant has just announced their new “institutional wines”. In brief, these... more »

Meet DO Terra Alta and the 2015 harvest

by  |  13-01-2016

So, where to start with DO Terra Alta? It’s probably best to say that they’re the most southern of Catalonia’s denominations of origin. They’re also one of the highest in terms of altitude with elevations... more » So, where to start with DO Terra Alta? It’s probably best to... more »

The new take on Castell of Cooperativa Falset Marçà

by  |  26-08-2015

Sometime back I received this set of samples from the Cooperative of Falset Marçà in Priorat who fall under the auspices of DO Montsant. For those unfamiliar with the cooperatives of the county of Priorat,... more » Sometime back I received this set of samples from the Cooperative of... more »