Vins de Foresta – Marselan 201306-05-2016

Marselan is a curious beast that’s been popping up here and there. Originally created as a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, it was successfully bred near the town of Marseillan, France from which it... 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>

An introduction to Empordà wines13-06-2015

Many who come to the region of Costa Brava for holidays aren’t aware that there is a thriving wine scene waiting to be discovered that offers up no end of reasons to not buy some... more>

It’s that calçotada time of year25-02-2013

It could quite easily be said that it’s a blessing to only have calçotadas for one season of the year. It is a feast which, at its very heart is massively intense, delicious, and one... more>

Global Local: Jordi Viader i Soler17-09-2012

Favorite Wines: Cabernet Franc and Xarel·lo/White Grenache Jordi is one of those winemakers who has seen a lot in his years behind the barrels. Starting in 2004 he’s worked in multiple Catalan cellars, New Zealand,... more>

Sereno Sidecar: The cocktail is real03-08-2012

It really wasn’t meant to be originally. While ensconced in the “Fortress of Solitude” (a rather isolated 11th century Catalan farmhouse) working on the Empordà guide we’d take a break here and there to do... more>

The Alt Empordà fires and vineyards25-07-2012

It’s been a rather terrifying couple of days in Northeastern Catalonia. On Sunday afternoon fires broke out at the top of Alt Empordà which moved at great speed due to strong Tramuntana winds. Alt Empordà... 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>