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How Cariñena helps me pass the winter blues

I dread winter. If you ever have experienced a Canadian winter, then you would know what I am talking about.

For those readers that don’t know what is like: picture an outdoor temperature that resembles more your home freezer. 951 more words


Grenache and Garnacha: San Francisco Dinner and Tasting: A Memorable Variety - James Melendez

I went to a splendid dinner at Piperade north of San Francisco’s FiDi to honour Grenache Day 2017 the focus was from NE Spain and SW France namely: Cariñena, Calatayud, Banyuls, Rivesaltes, Côtes du Roussillon, Campo de Borja, and Somontano. 1,005 more words


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