The story of Triaca24-07-2017

I can’t properly remember the first time nor even the first place that I bumped into Santi. I feel that it was in Falset during a Vi de Vila tasting was where we first met... more>

Bridging wine’s language silos30-09-2016

Vinum is a wine shop in my village where it’s usually the mother of the family that owns it, Cori who you’ll find behind the counter. She’s from the next county over, which in villages... more>

The rebirth of the Escanyavella grape in Priorat20-05-2016

There existed many old grape varieties in Catalonia; many of them in much greater numbers before phylloxera. In the days that followed this catastrophic attack to European winemaking there was something of a viticultural reckoning... more>
A rainbow of wonderful wines

And the Porrera wine gang was all there01-04-2016

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>

The 2015 harvest in Priorat & Montsant10-12-2015

This originally ran as an article for Jancis Robinson. You should also check out Ferran’s greater Spain report as well if you like such harvest-y things These days everyone wants to put a positive spin... more>

Tasta Porrera 201505-11-2015

For those who love wine (and if you’re reading this, you probably do), one of the best public events in Priorat happens this Saturday, November 7th starting at 11 in the morning called, Tasta Porrera.... more>

The new and improved Vinum10-02-2015

When it comes to wine bars I’m a bit of a pain in the ass. There are many out there which are actually just restaurants that slap “& Wine Bar” on their sign but fail... more>