Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (Februrary, 2016)

06 enoturisme febrer priorat devinssi ametllerQuan el dia creix el fred neix (a Catalan saying) ≈ As the day lengthens, so the cold strengthens

Okay, so January was quite a springtime… What about February? According to the popular wisdom, February has longer days but it’s often the coldest month of the year, here in Priorat. Quite a windy month, although also with nice periods of sunshine and calm: we wre even able to pick wild asparagus. The month completed with some modest snowfalls in the mountains. See the video filmed by our vine adopter Jaime Boldú in the villages of Siurana and Albarca, nestling on high rockd in the northern part of Priorat. Here in Gratallops we didn’t see a single snowflake, and on the next day it was quite warm. Continue reading

Five tips for wine tasting

tasting at celler devinssi win tours in prioratLike most cellars open to wine tourists in Priorat, we host visitors who sometimes have doubts about the way of tasting wines, whether they should be somehow prepared for a tasting or not. We’ve been reading the recent post by Campbell Bevan about top five tips for a wine tasting. We enjoyed reading it due to its slick and easy style, so that anyone from beginner to expert can understand it. We decided to borrow the outline of the post and provide it with another body, you know, Priorat-wine full body. We squeezed the five tips into four and added another one of our own consideration.

1. Can I eat before a wine tasting? – Don’t go to taste wines on an empty stomach

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