This year’s summer was one of the hottest on record, which for many people represented the perfect excuse to drink refreshing white wines, such as Rieslings from Germany, Chardonnays from Burgundy, Chenin Blancs from the Loire, Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand and Bordeaux, and many others. But when it comes to Spanish wines, what region is the go-to place for the best whites? In previous … Continue reading What region of Spain makes the best White Wines?
A growing number of exciting rosé wines (“vinos rosados”) are coming from Spain. Nowadays, Spain not only produces fresh, simple, fruity rosés for summer but also a new wave of serious, gastronomic vinos rosados with the capacity to gain complexity with bottle age. Spain is the world’s second-largest producer (5.5m hl) and the leading exporter of rosé wines, and it has a centuries-old tradition crafting … Continue reading The Rise of Spanish Rosé
Spanish wines are undergoing a Renassaince, fueled by a newly-found self-belief in the unique combination of their land, their grapes, and the traditional know-how of their people across generations.Up to the recent past, Spanish winemakers always looked up to France as the gold standard and noticed how Italians used their deft marketing skills to build the image of Italian wine worldwide. During the last few … Continue reading Spanish Winemakers are embracing old traditions
Spain is a country of great diversity, as evidenced by its multiple languages, landscapes, customs, food, and, of course, wines. As discussed in a previous blog, Spain is going through a revolution in its vine-growing and winemaking practices. Producers are rediscovering indigenous grape varieties, regions, and forgotten vineyards, which is expanding the already rich list of different styles. From the point of view of the serious wine … Continue reading Must-have Spanish Wines for your cellar
In my recent post on Rias Baixas, I pointed out that most people would mention Albariño, along with Verdejo from Rueda as the iconic Spanish white varieties. Though the country continues to be best known for its hearty red wines, there are dozens of exciting white grapes worth getting to know. This group includes a mix of cool climate varieties from rainy Galicia such as … Continue reading Five White Spanish grapes you should try
Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe and well-known as a place where one can eat and drink very, very well. It is also the gateway to Catalonia’s wine country, with famous regions like Priorat and Penedes as well as up and coming D.O.s like Emporda, Alella, Conca de Barbera, Terra Alta, and Montsant. In the last few years I’ve been on … Continue reading My Favorite Places to Drink Wine in Barcelona