Tast del Decenni 2018: The DOQ Priorat 2008 vintage11-05-2018

The 2008 vintage for DOQ Priorat was something of a crossing-the-Rubicon, come-to-Bacchus, everything-has-changed vintage. The wineries started the year coming off of one of their best vintages ever, 2007 (read more) and they ended the... more>
Old vines in the Mas de la Rosa vineyard

A Priorat tasting of Carignan without borders02-05-2018

Fully booked! Sorry for those who couldn’t get in this time around! I have admittedly been a bit crazy about Carignan lately. It’s no wonder as I posted this large, “Grand Tasting of Carignan” from... more>

The Catalan wine boycott?03-03-2018

It’s a trick question to ask where in Spain they produce the largest amount of wine. As Spain is always one of the Top Three producers of wine in the world (along with France &... more>

An updated taste of Armenian wines16-02-2018

Just over a year ago I was invited to visit and explore all that is Armenia wine. A great and typically exhausting trip, I wrote a summary of the wines tasted and wineries visited if... more>

Decanter goes “premium”–and fully online20-11-2017

Decanter “Premium”. I hadn’t really thought much about it until Richard Hemming made mention of it on his site. You see, Decanter.com has introduced a new “Premium” option which is in essence, a paywall making... more>