Lady strangler news, Escanyavella 201518-10-2017

There exists an old grape in DOQ Priorat that sits in something of a legal limbo called, Escanyavella or essentially, “old lady choker”, or “strangler” depending on how poetic you might want to be about... more>

Building a wine & the art of the blend21-02-2017

There are those that say winemaking is an art, but in truth, making the wine is a relatively simplistic process as it just comes down to letting grape juice ferment. Sure, there are many more... more>

Vi Ranci in World of Fine Wine13-12-2016

My personal history with the wine known as Vi Ranci goes as such: I tried it for the first time about eight years ago and didn’t know what to make of it, I tried it... more>
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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>

Wine pairings for recycling days05-02-2016

It’s often the case in Catalan or Spanish that when talking about wine pairings, they translate this to ‘marriages’ in English. Thus, ‘this wine marries well with lamb’ makes it sound like a wine prone... 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>

Priorat kills it at Guia de Vins de Catalunya24-11-2015

Yesterday was the annual presentation of the Guia de Vins de Catalunya. It’s an annual guide that reviews between 1,500 wines within the region of Catalonia. Of course they’re also allowing wines from Catalonia Nord... more>

Grenache Day 2015: Wines in review21-09-2015

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>

The vertical of the Vall Llachs15-09-2015

On Saturday, August 29th, Albert Costa, the co-owner and winemaker of Vall Llach in Porrera along with famous folk singer and co-owner Lluís Llach, Priorat held a press tasting that featured a vertical of every... more>