Spain vs France

We are pitting two great wine countries against each other in this wine tasting class. It’s Spain versus France in a battle of the vines! And it will be delicious mayhem:  Bordeaux versus Rioja,  Chateauneuf du Pape versus Priorat, and so much more. It’s...

Mas Doix 2006 “Costers de Vinyes Velles” Priorat

Valentí Llagostera of Mas Doix understands the concept of terroir. I was fortunate to be able to spend a day with him during a recent visit to Priorat with the Wine School. Valentí’s family has been in the wine trade for five generations. He came to wine as a...

Vall Llach 2009 “Idus” Priorat

Vall Llach is the Spanish winery for people who love Opus One and Caymus Vineyards’ Special Selection. Their wines are dominate, glossy, and concentrated, and should be on the wine list of every upscale steak house.  Every self-respecting sommelier in...