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 Spanish
  • Antxiola Hondarrabi 2012

    …) and 10% Beltza (Basque for black). The Errastis grow the grapes for Antxiola high above the Bay of Biscay, then hand-pick them and ferment them in stainless steel tanks for several weeks. The resulting perfection is a nose of cutting a lime on a stone cutting board – citrus and mineral. A sip gives up ripe Granny Smith apple slices, clean bright acid…

  • Wines of La Vuelta: The Final Stage: Recaredo Brut Nature Cave 2008

    …; in Castilian, hah-RELL-lo; in English, zah-RELL-oh). It has spelling issues (it’s often written xarel-lo among numerous other renderings). Most important, it is guilty by association as a key component of cava, the Spanish sparkling wine that most people consider at best cheap and cheerful and at worst a headache in a glass." This wine is not that. Clean and floral with small bubbles. Not at all like the cavas I have had in the past. It could stand up to food, but I liked it as an aperitif. …

    Amy Cleary/ WineBookGirl- 5 readers -
  • The Yountville AVA.

    … were first cultivated in the Napa Valley. Oh, and Yountville also has great Christmas lights. George Calvert Yount was the first United States citizen to be awarded a fairly sizeable Spanish land grant from the Mexican government back in 1836. Yount called his land Rancho Caymus and on it he built a cabin and a grist mill making him the first Euro…

    Vinsanityin Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

    … of their Canoe Ridge Estate vineyards. We ate brisket and fried chicken and drank some of CSM’s Horse Heaven Hills Sauvignon Blanc. Which, year after year, is one of my favorite white wines from Washington and it’s pretty damn inexpensive, too. It has a touch of oak barrel-aging that softens the sharp edges of Sauvignon Blanc. I happen to love…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Finkin Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012

    … Hill Country breezes, ample sunshine, and intoxicating aromas of fresh lavender awaken the senses when you pull up to Becker Vineyards. The winery sits on a beautiful plot of land just a hop, skip, and a jump from Highway 290. As one of the oldest wineries on the 290 wine trail in the Texas Hill Country, Becker Vineyards has been producing a wide…

    Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Loverin Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Fueling And Schooling

    … of them would be teaching. Katie, left, and her new Fulbright pal Kelsey. There might be alcohol in those preprandials. Not really sure. The waitstaff didn’t ask us if we wanted a starter, but this arrived anyway. And we were all glad it did. Gorgeous poached egg on these veggies made us all swoon. Thank God I’m fluent in Spanish. Oh, sorry. I…

    Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELT- 4 readers -
  • Wine in Idaho: Cinder Wines

    …, dry summers and cold winters. What are the pros and cons of making wine in Idaho? The cost of land here is significantly less than other wine regions, and pest management is a bit easier given our dry climate. We are the next great American wine growing region, and thus on the cutting edge. We’ve got the excitement and freedom to explore…

    Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINEin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Review: Del Maguey Iberico Mezcal

    … Del Maguey’s Pechuga Mezcal is legendary in the mezcal world, and justifiably so. For those not in the know, in Spanish, a pechuga is a poultry breast, commonly a chicken breast. Why would you call your mezcal Pechuga? Because it has a chicken breast in it. How’s that? Del Maguey mezcel is distilled three times, and during the third…

    Christopher Null/ 6 readers -
  • Argentina's Haarth winery is Canadian-owned

    … Sauvignon 2011 ($19). This is a firm but elegant wine with aromas and flavours of black cherry, black currant and blackberry, nicely framed with spice and vanilla from the barrels. 90. Haarth Tempranillo 2011 ($14). This wine is not organic wine but it is tasty nonetheless. It has aromas and flavours of red and black currants with spice and vanilla on the finish. 88. …

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on winein Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec- 2 readers -
  • Chilean Wine

    Chile is one of the largest South American wine producing countries, Chile has an almost perfect climate as well as the ability to produce exceptional wines. Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are the main varieties but do not miss the Carmenere, a red grape grown almost exclusively in Chile. The viticulture in Chile has a long tradition.

    Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblog- 5 readers -
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