Tast amb Llops, organized by the Hotel Cal Llop, has become a wine festival of reference for wine lovers. From a meeting of friends to a reference event for wine lovers. The essence, however, remains the same: “talk about wines, laugh and enjoy a good time”. Tast amb Llops, the wine festival of Gratallops, celebrates the tenth edition next April 30 in the framework of the Wine Fair. With the intention of publicizing the wines made by Gratallops wineries and guest processors, more than 50 wineries from around the world have already passed through the oenological event. Wines, gastronomy, music and good company have been the traveling companions, over the last ten years, of Tast amb Llops. The first edition was held in 2006 when “we met two friends, young Gratallops winemakers, and we thought about tasting, a party between us and some nearby guests to celebrate their first wines made in the Priorat” explains Cristina Jiménez, owner Of the Hotel Cal Llop and organizer of the tasting. The intention was clear: to have a good time. “Talk about wines, laugh and enjoy a good time tasting the first wines they had made, listening to their secrets and their stories”. From the meeting between friends came the idea of professionalizing the meeting and expanding the circle to enjoy the appointment with other fellow travelers. “The following year of the first edition, we decided to do it in a more professional way and it was proposed the organization of the Falset Wine Fair, to include the event in the framework of the contest. In addition, the Celler de Capçanes also began with its first Night of the Garnatxes and was great because they were born the first events that were added to the Wine Fair “explains Cristina Jiménez. A strong bet that has been consolidated as a reference oenological appointment with ten years of experience. “We took advantage of the fact that from the DOQ Priorat, the designation: Vi de Vila was being developed” and we talked with other Gratallops winemakers to invite them to participate and the 10 magnificent Tast amb Llops were joined and now we are 12 unconditional “adds Cristina. The objective was to highlight the unique personality of Gratallops wines and their particular expression, fruit of the characteristics of the area. Apart from the Gratallops wineries, in parallel, they also began to invite other wineries in the region and around the world. The public profile of the wine festival is similar: “curious, passionate about wine, endowed with an extraordinary hunger and refined taste in the musical aspect”, explains Cristina Jiménez. After ten years, it’s time to look back and take stock. “We have become ten years older, more rancid, but in the positive sense that wine also has after aging well,” explains Cristina. The desire to have a good time and share good wines are the same as the first day: “we continue with the same spirit: talk, laugh, drink excellent limited edition wines and meet another year with all of us, those who have accompanied us, Old and new friends, to continue listening to their stories and secrets, “adds Cristina.