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Petit Grealo 2004 Costers del Segre “Sero Subzona Artesa”

The label is a mouthful, and varietally oriented consumers may be put off by it.  More’s the pity. Situated north of Priorat and Montsant in Catalonia, there are good wines coming from Costers del Segre at reasonable prices.  If you find it, … Continue reading

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Cellars Baronia del Montsant: Great Value from Spain

Located in northeast Spain, the Montsant DO was carved out of the Tarragona appellation only in 2001.  It surrounds the more famous Priorat, sharing Priorat’s climate but with a different soil type.  Both appellations permit a wide variety of grapes.  … Continue reading

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Insipid Wine, Uninspired Marketing

Think of a color, an adjective or a number.  Don’t tell me what it is.  Next, think of an animal.  Got it?  Right, now tell me what they are.  Did you get something like “Red Weasel” or “Four Chickens?”  Congratulations, … Continue reading

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