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Wine Tours: experience unexpected in Catalunya, Spain

I have been reviewing wines after my glorious tour in Priorat, one of the two greatest DOQ regions in Spain, yet this time it is to tell you more about the tour experience itself. It started with truly breathtaking views I cannot describe by just putting some words together. Mountainous area with narrowly laid roads…

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Sao del Costers vineyards

Organic Wine Tour to Priorat, Spain

A wine tour to Priorat exploring some fantastic organic wines could not been better. That was possible thanks to Catalunya Wine and their recommendation of SweetEasy wine tours, so I have had a pleasure of visiting a few amazing wineries in Priorat this July. Yet let’s take it step by step, I will focus more on the wine tour and…

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Sao del Coster organic priorat

Discover Organic: Sao del Coster, DOQ Priorat

Saó del Coster is an exciting wine making project created in 2004 by a group of Swiss friends passionate about organic wines of Priorat. This winery is run with a commitment to the terroir and in addition to organic certification, it is in the adaptation process of integrating biodynamic principles. It means that Saó del…

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Pinord Mas Blanc Priorat organic

Discover Organic: Pinord Mas Blanc winery in Priorat, Spain

I invite you to virtually visit yet another organic winery in Priorat. This time I have chosen Mas Blanc, one of the Pinord’s vineyards in Spain. The history for this company is going back over 150 years and it all started in Penedes, just outside of Barcelona. First wave of fame came when the company…

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Discover Organic: Gratavinum, DOQ Priorat, Spain

Vineyards and wineries are full of stories. Some of them are romantic, some of them full of hostory, but in some cases, like Gratavinum, they are wonderfully organic. The Cusine family farmed the vineyards in Penedes, just outside of Barcelona, for years. They have decided that if their new vineyards in Priorat are a new…

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Mas Igneus DOQ Priorat organic

Discover Organic: Mas Igneus, DOQ Priorat, Spain

Costers de l’Ermita is an estate located just north from the town of Gratallops. The views are very promising to be speclacular, they are steep and terraced and the owners will happily show them to any visitors who are keen to explore organic viticulture in Priorat, where Spanish organic wine is at its best. When…

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Albet i Noya Lignum! Penedes 2012

Discover Organic: Albet i Noya, Penedes, Spain

This is a first edition of my virtual wine travel column. I am convinced that companies that are on the forefront of organic winemaking deserve a special attention and care, as much as they give to growing grapes organically and producing amazing wines. I start with a company called Albet i Noya, which is located in…

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Mercado: about the markets and wines

For all Londoners Borough market will be a place where artisan producers of the highest quality could be found and their produce tasted. Yet however having visited Barcelona (Mercado Santa Caterina) and Madrid (Mercado San Miguel) it is clear that we are missing on some points which make the whole experience work just that tiny…

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