Montsant | Catavino - Part 2
I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
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Tag Archives: Montsant

Catavino Heads to DO Montsant for Another Regional Report!

What is a regional report? Well, it’s as detailed and comprehensive as your yearly physical, only a hell of a lot more fun! We create a website dedicated to a specific region and pack it full of information. Articles you’ll encounter generally include: typical grape varietals, winemaking trends, interviews with […]

Barcelona: Which Wineries You Can Visit By Train

Quite often, we receive requests from people visiting Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon or Oporto, as to which wineries they can visit by train, taxi or foot. Our responses have commonly been, “Good question! And to be quite honest, I don’t know!” Well, maybe Oporto is the exception, as you have a […]

Our Visit to DO Montsant and the Spanish Bodega – Laurona

Approximately a year and half ago, Ryan and I made a quick jaunt down to the Priorat to visit Bodegas Ficariavins before heading north to attend Alimentaria in Barcelona. Our trip was short, lasting only two days, but the crash course in Priorat and Montsant wines gave me the necessary […]

Chapter 2: Cataluña

When I first took on this project, I thought it was my duty as a writer to give you all that juicy information that lies within each chapter, but what’s the point of my writing you exactly what’s in the book if you can just read it and get the […]

2002 Clos d’Englora Montsant AV14

2002 Clos d’Englora Montsant AV14 – Spain, Catalunya, Montsant (6/10/2006) Cassis comes through on the nose with chocolate, deep cherry, and pepper notes. Firm big tannins that coat the mouth along with a medium acidity. Cherry, raspberry and black berry followed by cassis make the mouthfeel a lush dark fruit […]

2002 Joan D’Anguera Montsant Finca L’Argata

2002 Joan D’Anguera Montsant Finca L’Argata – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Montsant (5/16/2006) 40% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Granacha, 10% Mazuela – 14 months French and US oak Deep reddish purple in color. The nose is alive with evolving aromas, of anise, cassis, loamy earth, cocoa, light green pepper, and […]

Vermouth – Straight up!

When I worked in my liquor store back in the States, I became enamored with old, long lost cocktails that once held a place in the better bars around the world. I studied the Martini, originally 4 parts red vermouth to 1 part gin. I fell in love with the […]

TN – Laurona and Clos Figuera’s Wines

Some of my loyal readers will no doubt remember my interview last year with the well known Christopher Cannan of Europvin. I mention this because at Alimentaria, I was able to talk with him again and taste through some of his wines – more specifically, the Spanish wines from his […]

Bodega Profile – Bodegas Ficaria Vins – DO Montsant

Last weekend, Ryan and I climbed groggily onto a bus at midnight and spent the next seven hours steadily making our way from Madrid to Barcelona. The scenery consisted of primarily industrial signs and random dots of white lights in the distance signaling yet another little village spotting the Spanish […]

Alimentaria 2006

Today at midnight, we are heading off to Catalonia, which is located in the northeastern corner of the Iberian Peninsula containing everything from the craggy Costa Brava coastline to the mountains of the Pyrenees, along with cities such as Barcelona, Tarragona, Lerida and Gerona. Generally known for its milder climate, Catalonia […]