Spain (/ˈspeɪn/; Spanish: España [esˈpaɲa] ), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España), is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and north east by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and tothe west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of three countries (Morocco, France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Spain's 1,214 km (754 mi) border with Portugal is the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union.
Posts about Spain
    • Try This Wine Before It Disappears

      A small wine region in Northern Italy might lose 25% of it’s vineyards to a planned railway expansion. The region is called Lugana and it’s located along the southern banks of Lake Garda very close to Verona. Lugana focuses on a white grape they call Turbiana (which is a bit of a mystery, I’ll explain below) for both sparkling and still wines.

      Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 4 readers -
    • C.V.N.E. Cune Reserva 2009 - Splurge Away!

      Includes a breakdown of the Rioja classifications. A great wine for gifting (or drinking) this holiday season. This post brought to you by: Get the Marc Mondavi The Divining Rod Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 for just $15.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! 85% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano and 5% Garnacha Tinta from Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain.

      Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 5 readers -
    • la taberna der guerrita, sanlucar

      By way of introducing a series of posts about sherry and various visits to Andalusia, I thought I'd relay a conversation I recently had with a respected wine journalist friend from New York. "Are you into sherry?" I asked. (We were on a long car ride.) He wasn't not into sherry, he said. But, having done the same initial research most wine guys do, he found he subsequently alm ...

      Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris- 2 readers -
  • Big Bold Rioja For Santa!

    … Big Bold Rioja For Santa! “Santa Baby… hurry down the chimney tonight”! -Eartha Kitt Yes… my little Cali girl loves to be in my wine pictures and beg for food… Rioja, a big, bold, and beautiful red wine from Spain is a new tradition I will be “leaving for Santa” this Christmas! Once I learned to really appreciate wine quite some time ago, I…

    Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City - 2 readers -
  • Viña Tondonia Reserva 2002, in a supermarket near you

    … for a good price. The alternative story could be that this is a grey market import straight from Spain. (Berry Bros & Rudd, who own FMV, are selling this for £29.99). Viña Tondonia Reserva 2002 Rioja, Spain 13% alcohol. 6 Years in oak. Very appealing young Tondonia, this, with fresh, bright red cherry and berry fruit, some grippy structure…

    jamie goode's wine blog- 2 readers -
  • Sparkling Wine Time

    …. 87-89 Points. N.V. Freixenet Cordon Rosado Cava: Spain. Retail $12. Initially very tight—not much in the way of bouquet, but eventually coaxed some red berry fruit out. On the palate, quite fruity, with cherry and strawberry coming through. This would be fantastic with a hearty meal. The other tasters really liked this wine, and so did I…

    the drunken cyclist- 4 readers -
  • Host a Home Party with a Difference

    … Make your next home event special by offering a stimulating presentation by authors, Kathy and Terry Sullivan who have co-authored three books. This is an opportunity to learn about the land that has seen 8,000 vintages of wine without flying 6,000 miles. A land that was producing wine thousands of years before Greece, Italy, Spain and France…

    Wine Trail Traveler- 4 readers -
  • WES NI: Belfast wine tastings update

    …, to compare how climate and winemaking can change the style; or is it the grape that shines through most?! 'New Spain' tutored tasting March 26 (Thursday) 7:00 - 9:00 PM £27.50 "We'll taste and talk about classic reds from, for example, Rioja and Ribera del Duero; and also venture into lesser-known territory like (real) Sherry country, Galicia…

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writingin Sauvignon Blanc Syrah- 4 readers -
  • It's the Most Bubbly Time of the Year

    … Ahh, Champagne. Around the holidays Americans always drink more bubbly – it’s a festive time of year, and people view Champagne (or any sparkling wine) as a celebratory drink. Personally, my favorite kind of wine is the kind that bubbles, and I find any excuse I can to drink it. Mauro Cirilli, instructor for SFWC's recent Holiday Champagne Master…

    Wine Maven in Training- 1 readers -
  • Don’t spit great wine!

    … (£215) Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Reserva Especial 1942 Rioja, Spain They don’t make them like this any more. This spent 40 years in barrel. Quite a full colour with a very warm, ripe, sweet nose with a hint of malt and some sweet vanilla and coconut, as well as red cherry fruit. The palate still has some fresh red fruit with a savoury, mineral edge and a super-long finish. There are also some lively citrus peel notes. An amazing wine. 97/100 …

    jamie goode's wine blog- 1 readers -
  • Leira Albariño 2013

    … a reasonably food friendly wine. 88-89. A nice Alvarinho. I did notice the wine was sweeter when served cold and got crisper and more complex as it warmed up. From the LCBO web site: Leira Albariño 2013 Alvarinho/Albariño — VINTAGES#: 115816 STYLE – Light & Crisp Bright, juicy, and fresh with vivacious aromas of spring meadow, apple orchard, and fresh…

    John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy- 3 readers -
  • Giving the Gift of Wine

    … and bottlings from smaller, less well-known producers. Good choices for whites include floral Viognier or a rich Roussanne (Andrew Rich’s Roussanne is a perennial favorite and can be ordered online). Paso Robles' Tablas Creek makes consistently good Rhône white blends - try the 2012 Patelin de Tablas Blanc, $20. If your eclectic giftee’s taste…

    Write on Wines- 4 readers -
  • Parés Baltà Calcari 2013 (Spain) - Wine Review

    …Tonight's white wine is organic & biodynamic and comes from a family-owned winery with traditions dating back to 1970 (although you wouldn't have guessed it given the very modern look of the label.) It is available by Consignment only via Trialto Wine Group. PARÉS BALTÀ CALCARI 2013 - DO Penedès, Spain (#781286) (XD) - $16.95 Tasting…

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 5 readers -
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