Milk chocolate, Vi de Panses, dark chocolate, Arrels del Priorat

Wine & Chocolate, ergh02-02-2016

This originally ran on my column at Barcelona Metropolitan but I present it here in its full length Being originally American, I grew up steeped in the tradition of Valentine’s Day which arrives on the... more>

A taste of Lledoner Roig28-07-2015

As is the case with many old European wine grapes, Grenache Gris has a number of synonyms but one of the names you very rarely hear is “Lledoner Roig”. By no means is this due... more>

A wine excursion in Viens à Vingrau25-07-2015

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then the French village of Vingrau is flattering the crap out of nearby Calce. You see, for some time Calce has put on a little annual wine... more>

An introduction to Montsant via Acústic16-07-2015

Much as I previously wrote in An introduction to Empordà wines, it’s important to know those wines of a region which allow you a good gateway in to the region at large. Sure, finding less... more>

And of rosé…02-06-2015

Normally I wait until August to take on the topic of rosé as it seems to be the case that people only want to drink this lighter version of red wine when the heat arrives... more>

Espelt Lledoner Roig 201321-04-2015

The only thing one can figure is that given how most grapes around the world come in a red/”black” variety and a “white” variety that those in between were deemed “grey” despite the fact that... more>

Going for some Vin’Aqui27-03-2015

While there are many wine fairs in Spain, they’re generally a spotty affair wherein the winemakers pay a great deal to attend, the attendees have to buy booklets of “drinking” tickets that make each tasting... more>

The Sweet Lent04-02-2015

From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan, I offer up a couple of “gateway sweet wines” for those who may have found this type of wine unfortunately scarring in the past. For those that fall... more>

La Vinyeta Mig Mig 201029-06-2012

After enjoying the Mig Mig 2009 from *lavinyeta some time back, I have to say that it’s amazing at the consistency between it and the new 2010 vintage. Obviously, the 2010 has its own character,... more>