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Clos Figueras

I’m technically on holiday, but there’s always wine. In this case, we’re spending a few days in the seemingly impenetrable Priorat region. Townships of 100 people crested upon hilltops steep and dramatic. 344 more words

Tasting Notes


​Shallow bright fruit, band-aidy and flaccid, with a Pop-Tart note ending quickly on entry, where bitter raunchiness takes over.  This wine has very few redeeming qualities, but the number of 89’s I discovered while searching for a web-site tells me this is how people want their grenache. 9 more words


From the Mountains to the Sea: #Vuelta2017 Heads Southeast to Catalonia on Stage Four

After the Pyrénéean punishment inflicted on them during Monday’s stage, the riders will certainly appreciate a relatively flat course, with rolling hills and just one categorized climb. 831 more words


Cims de Porrera - reflections of black slate

Cims de Porrera was founded in 1996 with the aim of exploiting the full potential of the vineyards of the village of Porrera in the Priorat Qualified Designation of Origin (Q.D.O.). 321 more words


VINA ZOE czyli Carinena w formie

Wina z apelacji Carinena są dość popularne w Polsce, również w supermarketach. Ten duży region winiarski Hiszpanii dostarcza win o zróżnicowanej jakości – od podstawowych i dość przeciętnych, przez dobre, acz niespecjalnie wyróżniające się, aż po interesujące. 164 more words

Vinedos y Bodegas Pablo Menguante Garnacha 2012, Carinena, Spain

I have been on a bit of a shopping spree lately, looking for deals and trying to expand my palate.  This Spanish Grenache was a reasonable $12, came with a 91 point rating and fit the bill for me to sample.   105 more words


A Tale of Two Cariñenas

I should really start this wine recommendation, as indeed I should preface all my wine recommendations, with ‘I know what I like.’ In other words, I have no formal qualifications… 926 more words