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Tag Archives: Montsant

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 foundation I needed before our second visit last week with Tim from Winecast.

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 mix. […]

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 […]

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->http://www.catavino.net/archives/212/2005/11/19/] coastline to the mountains of the Pyrenees, along with cities such as Barcelona, Tarragona, Lerida and Gerona. Generally known for its milder climate, […]