After Fira del Vi in Falset and then Vinstra in Istria, we’d like to make a quick mention that we’ll be at Arrels del Vi in Sant Martí d’Empúries this weekend. It’s a very nice setting in this old village that sits next to the Roman and Greek ruins that were the foundation of the region.

This year is the sixth edition of the festival, put on by the local wine shop, El Celler Petit. There will be about 25 wineries from the region in attendance and it offers up a good taste for those who are curious and with a set price per glass that eschews the whole ticket system we really don’t care for. We’ll be there selling and signing our Empordà guide directly. Stop on by, say hi, and have a taste of one of Catalonia’s most dynamic regions.