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Going to Priorat DOQ, Spain? Trust me, you need ‘Vinologue Priorat.’

Vinologue Priorat By Miquel Hudin and Èlia Varela Serra Leavenworth Press, c 2014 When I plan a trip to a wine region, I look for the unusual, the unique, the outlier – whether they be grapes, terroir, winemakers or the regions … Continue reading

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Clos Monlleó, Sangenís i Vaqué, Porrera, Priorat DOQ, Spain, 1999, 15% abv

During our visit to Celler Sangenís i Vaqué in January 2015, Maria hosted solo but brought out all the stops for an exceptional tasting.  Of the ten poured, four were a vertical of the Clos Monlleó from 2013, 2011, 2005 and 1999. Monlleó is the surname … Continue reading

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Laurel, Clos i Terrasses, DOQ Priorat, Spain, 2012, 15% abv.

Do a quick Google search for ‘Daphne Glorian’ and up pops an inordinate number of results – 18,700, to be exact.  She’s a bona fide wine rockstar whose life work is synonymous with the red wines of Priorat, Spain. One of … Continue reading

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Lo Coster Blanc, Sangenís i Vaqué, Priorat DOQ, Spain, 2013, 18 Euros

It’s the perennial question – what is ‘the next big thing’ in wine?  My bet is on the white wines of Priorat DOQ. During a trip in January 2015 to this high quality Spanish region, I was repeatedly and most happily surprised by … Continue reading

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Ximenis, Genium Celler, Blanco, Priorat DOQ, Spain, 2012, 14% abv, 12 euros

He drove 2.5 hours from his day job and Barcelona to meet and pour wines  for us at Poboleda. Jordi Ossó i Estivill, Genium Celler’s export manager, is one of six family partners who’ve banded together to bring their wines from this tiny Catalan … Continue reading

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