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

    … of sparkling wine. But know very little about Cava. I tend to think most often of inexpensive bottles used in mimosas. For the record, I hate mimosas. This article from Eric Asimov tells me that I am not the only one. From the article "If ever a grape needed a champion, it may well be xarello. It suffers pronunciation woes (in Catalan, it’s shah-RELL-lo…

    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

    … it. Or have grapes from the region represented in the bottles resting in your wine cellar. Let’s dive in! My journey started out at Coyote Canyon Vineyards, which was cool because the night before I enjoyed a bottle of Albariño from Coyote Canyon Winery. This Spanish white wine grape continues to impress me in versions from Washington (and Oregon…

    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 many different dishes. Our good friends at Emilio Moro do wonderful things with tempranillo. Tinto fino, with an emphasis on the fino. Delicious, modern, polished, and nimble. And the bank remains intact. If more American producers could do this much with their back labels, I’d be a happier consumer. Hard to enjoy a meal when all you get…

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

    … and Prices Viognier $18 Syrah $28 Tempranillo $28 Which grapes do you think grow especially well here? Viognier attracted me most of all the whites due to its amazing aromas. I find that many regions have difficulty preserving its delicacy, but here in the Snake River AVA, I am able to get precision and fruit expression with grace and high acid…

    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/ 7 readers -
  • Chilean Wine

    …, Moscatel, País and Torontel. The modern Chilean viticulture dates to the mid-19th century when migrated French winemakers brought varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon with them. As a typical Chilean, the old Bordeaux – grape Carmenere . In no region of the world, this grape is grown as professional and comprehensive as in Chile. With the grape…

  • Take The Bull By The Horns with Idilico

    …Idilico is the name of a 1200 lb bull in Spain that was granted a pardon by it's matador for fighting so valiantly. It is also the name of the only Washington winery focusing on Spanish varietals exclusively. Spanish winemaker, Javier Alfonso has created a line up of wines that are an excellent value for the money. Idilico 2010 Garnacha - Grapes…

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