Spanish Wine

Spanish wines (Spanish: vino español ) are wines produced in the southwestern European country of Spain. Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain has over 2.9 million acres (over 1.17 million hectares) planted—making it the most widely planted wine producing nation but it is the third largest producer of wine in the world, the largest being France followed by Italy. This is due, in part, to the very low yields and wide spacing of the old vines planted on the dry, infertile soil found in many Spanish wine regions. The country is ninth in worldwide consumptions with Spaniards drinking, on average, 21.6 litres (5.706 US gal) per person a year.
Posts about Spanish Wine
    • Eat Like A Local: the Best Portuguese and Spanish Restaurants in the USA

      Portugal is synonymous with meandering alleys adorned with dancing laundry. The faded florals of sun-bleached sheets, starched by heat of the sun, among a waterfall of socks flowing across the lines. When we’re not picking our way carefully across the uneven stones worn smooth and often slick from the rain, we look up to get our bearings, to find the sunlight filtering down.

      Catavino- 8 readers -
    • Contino 'founding father' Jose Madrazo dies

      Jose Madrazo, one of Rioja's biggest proponents for more than 40 years and co-founder of the Contino winery, has died. Spanish wine group CVNE, or ‘Cune’, and which owns Contino (pictured), announced Jose Madrazo’s death this week. Born in 1935, Jose Madrazo Real de Asua was a captain of merchant ships, and mainly oil tankers, until the end of the 1960s.

      Decanter- 5 readers -
    • Jamón Experience: Tasting Spanish ham in Barcelona on a Budget

      Unless you fancy yourself a bit of a sweet talker, convincing a vendor at Barcelona’s world-famous La Boqueria market to sell you just one slice each of six different kinds of jamón isn’t likely to happen. I’ve enjoyed once or twice the feeling of hammy contentment after copping a free (tiny) taste of a top-quality acorn-fed jamón Ibérico de Bellota by simply by smiling and a ...

      Sam Zucker/ Catavino- 6 readers -
  • Recipe: Spanish Chili with Chorizo

    … An alternative to bean and meat “chili” at this year’s Super Bowl party is the hearty stew from the Spanish region of Asturias known as Fabada. One of this northern region’s claims to gastronomic fame, Fabada is great for feeding a crowd and is really para chuparse los dedos—They’re “finger-sucking good”. Fabada is even sold in a can…

    Sam Zucker/ Catavino- 2 readers -
  • Recipe: Valencian Paella

    … is you find this recipe lacking). According to tradition in Valencia, paella is cooked over an open fire, fueled by orange and pine branches along with pine cones. This produces an aromatic smoke which infuses the paella. Tip: Cover the paella for 10 minutes prior to eating to allow the flavors to settle into the dish. Saludos! Valencian Paella…

    Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the week: PradoRey Rueda 2013

    … for the 2016 $10 Hall of Fame if I can find it for $10 in the Dallas area. Chill this and drink it on its own, or with anything that is traditional white wine food. And it would work wonders with grilled seafood or something like arroz con pollo. The post Wine of the week: PradoRey Rueda 2013 appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 2 readers -
  • Ferrer Family Benefits From Spanish Wine Renaissance

    … Ferrer Family Benefits From Spanish Wine Renaissance Review of the value-priced Mia wines from Freixenet. By Lou Marmon Gazette Newspapers January 7, 2015 Among the many reasons Spain has become a source of some of the world’s best wine values is their innovative spirit. For many decades, Spanish wines were mired in old-fashioned…

    Grapelines- 3 readers -
  • New Spanish -Danish Wines

    … fossil on the label, reflecting the fossilized former seabeds where the Rueda and Ribera del Duero wines are grown. Then there’s a fun retro-label Radio Boca (Radio Mouth) line with fruit-forward tempranillo and other wines for casual quaffing at $8.99. The company is also looking toward organic wines, with a Flor del Montgó Organic Tempranillo…

    Becky Sue Epstein/ Becky Sue Epstein- 2 readers -
  • Las Rocas Garnacha – Dynamic and Delicious

    … Home Varietals Grenache Las Rocas Garnacha – Dynamic and Delicious by Tim Lemke - Jan 18, 2015 Garnacha was the first wine I wrote about at Cheap Wine Ratings and continues to be an easy choice for delicious and affordable wine. And Las Rocas was one of the wines that I included in my early reviews, but I haven’t revisited it since then, until…

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  • Single varietal Spanish wine

    … of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Gamay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. The viticultural right of assemblage is one of the perks in modern winemaking, propped up by and standing on the shoulders of Bordeaux giants. The blending of grapes in summations to argue that the whole is the proper gross…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Riesling- 9 readers -
  • Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: January 14-17, 2015

    …. Spanish Wine Tasting. Come out with friends, have fun, taste good juice! $15 per person. Zinful Wine Bar, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville, 5:30 – 8 PM. Wednesday Wine Tasting. Thursday, January 15 Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. 1. 2009 Montgras 200 Bicentennial Cab Sauv Carmenere – Chile, 2. 2012 Garnacha Centenaria…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Merlot- 6 readers -
  • Cruz de Piedra Garnacha, Selección Especial – Very Special

    … Home Varietals Grenache Cruz de Piedra Garnacha, Selección Especial – Very Special by Tim Lemke - Jan 11, 2015 Happy New Year! I know that was over a week ago, but I’ve been preoccupied with my day j0b and a big kitchen remodeling project, so admittedly I’ve been neglecting this site. But I haven’t forgotten it. I wanted to start the new year…

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  • Protect Yourself from Arctic Temperatures with Fortified Wine

    … traditional plates with Spanish wine?” It was a fair question, but one I chose not to answer. I suggested she take a sip, and another, before a slow smile creeped across her face. She was in love! Watching my guest’s faces with glee, I sat them down for the main course: a rich and flavorful porcini risotto with smoked salmon and grilled artichokes…

    Catavino- 4 readers -
  • New Year’s sparkling wine 2014

    …, 12.5%): This is always one of my favorite California sparklers, and this edition is one of the best in years. There are layers of flavor, with yeastiness, strawberry fruit, and minerality. Given how overpriced so many $40 Champagnes are, this is a steal. • Mas Fi Brut Natura Reserva NV ($10, sample, 11.5%): This Spanish wine is more dry and more…

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 4 readers -
  • From Value to World-Class – Celebrating 30 Years of Spanish Wines in USA

    … I’m sure that any proud oenophile and wine aficionado is acutely aware of the high class, delicious Spanish wines. Considering that Spain has the biggest planted area under vines in the world, and that wines had been made there for thousand of years, it is a no-brainer that Spanish wines are so well known and well recognized. Right? Well…

    Talk-A-Vino- 3 readers -
  • Last City Sips of 2014

    …. Here is a Magisto remix. DCanter, Best Sellers of 2014 Tasting Secateurs, 2013 Chenin Blanc, South Africa Familia Zuccardi, 2013 Malbec, Argentina Because I was familiar with the Seateurs Chenin Blanc, I bought the Zuccardi Malbec. It would be perfect with a burger, steak or one of husband's many cigars. Cordial Wine, Spanish Wine Tasting…

    Sarita Cheaves/ Vine Me Upin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Visiting Cava Country – Juve y Camps

    … of its wine making operation from the out-grown historical town centre building (in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia) to this purpose built facility in the countryside. The 22 second video below shows the complex briefly from out in the vineyard which, incidentally, includes the ubiquitous slow-motion walk of a vineyard worker… The out-of-town complex I don’t…

    Andrew Barrow/ Spittoonin Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
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