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    Priorat's Vi de Vila under the microscope

    Priorat is today, by far, the most highly regarded Catalan wine region; its wines are attracting worldwide attention. It is located an hour’s drive…

    7 Jun 2018 Ferran Centelles
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    ​Mas Martinet, Menut 2015 Priorat

    From £12.95, $18.99, CA$30.40, 136 Brazilian real Find this wine Today’s utterly drinkable and keenly priced wine of the week proves that…

    15 Dec 2017 Julia Harding MW
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    Reta's 2016 European tour – part 2

    This is the second, highly opinionated report by Marcelo Retamal, winemaker for De Martino in Chile, on his most recent travels around the world of…

    15 Aug 2017 Guest contributor
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    Heart-breakingly pure Cariñena

    In an ancient book on viticulture published in 1791 entitled Agricultura general y gobierno de la casa de campo (General agriculture and governance of…

    24 Feb 2016 Ferran Centelles
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    Priorat and Montsant in 2015

    Miquel Hudin files this report. See also Ferran's report on the rest of Spain and tomorrow's compilation of tasting notes on Spain and Portugal.…

    8 Dec 2015 Guest contributor
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    From Priorat to Morocco

    Catalunya-based wine writer Miquel Hudin sends this illustrated report. ‘Farid, what's this stick across my seat for?’ ‘Oh that… it's for the snakes.…

    2 Sep 2015 Guest contributor
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    The trailblazing visionaries in today's world of wine

    20 Aug 2015 Richard spotted this vintage article, written in late 2001. It's rather fun to re-read it today and see how many of my assessments hold…

    20 Aug 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Can Priorat age?

    Ageing potential may not be the only quality criterion of fine wines, but ever since the renaissance of Priorat and Montsant, the bottle-ageing…

    6 Jul 2015 Ferran Centelles
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    Prime Priorat vineyards hit by fire

    Last Tuesday was a black day for Priorat. A severe thunderstorm affected the core of the region causing four small-scale fires. One of them severely…

    16 Jun 2015 Ferran Centelles
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    Priorat shrinks in 2014

    Miquel Hudin of the Vinologue series of wine guides sends this report from Barcelona, where he is based.At the beginning of May I stopped in to visit…

    17 Nov 2014 Guest contributor
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    Priorat pioneers celebrate 25 years

    Those most closely involved in the extraordinary story of the revival of Priorat met in Barcelona last week to celebrate their 25th anniversary.…

    9 Sep 2014 Ferran Centelles
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    How Eric met Daphne

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.Wine importer Eric Solomon (left) admits that the story of how he met his…

    22 Mar 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    A pair of Priorats

    See also How Eric met Daphne.For only the fourth time ever, winemaker Daphne Glorian (far left) and her husband Eric Solomon of US wine importer…

    20 Mar 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Sadie vandalised in Priorat

    Last Monday night in Priorat, one of its most admired cellars, where one of South Africa's most famous winemakers Eben Sadie made his Dits del Terra…

    20 Jun 2011 Jancis Robinson
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    Priorat - a 2001 horizontal and some older wines

    18 aug  I have at last re-tasted Clos Mogador 2001 and have substituted my much more favourable tasting note on the second bottle.  I have also added…

    23 Jul 2004 Jancis Robinson