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I love your post and your pics!


Oh, I'm such an idiot...flew to Barcelona (further riding South the Ebro Valley to lodge near Tortosa, think I mentioned its Sephardic quarter) August 4th as my upstate NY host & old bud Frank was in the throes of moving in with his fiancée, ten minutes away...damn. Coulda, shoulda, woulda postponed it a couple weeks, for what I got done. (One young winemaker, Francesc at Celler Frisach in Corbera d'Ebre-- everybody gearing up for harvest & crush. Never saw madman Laureano in Pinell...) Sigh.

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