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
    • 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15

      What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my second Top Ten Wine List. Yesterday, I posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15, which I hope you enjoyed and found useful. Now it is time for my Top Ten Wines Over $15, though these wines also cost less than $50. In actuality, I have listed twelve wines, pairing three similar ones together from the same importer.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodiein Syrah- 5 readers -
    • Rant: There's No California Chardonnay On The Menu?

      What do you mean there's no California Chardonnay on the wine list? Must a restaurant wine list cater to all tastes, or can it specialize, ignoring some very popular choices? Is such specialization a good thing, or does it spite customers who want something different? How much choice should there be on a restaurant wine list? Consider Taberna de Haro, an excellent Spanish restaurant in Brookli.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 6 readers -
  • Sangria by Brian The Timeless Winer

    … The heat of late summer and a dirt moving project that had to be done today or someone was going to hear about it all weekend sets the stage. What could possibly help my sun baked soul recover from this abuse except a chair by the pool and a pitcher of Spanish wine? Hey, you have a sultry, hot look. Oh my, yes you do. Why don’t you join me while I look into this ‘pitcher’ of wine! Looking for you over the rim. 17/12/2014 Brian "Timeless" Winer Brian…

    The Vineyard Trail- 3 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 29 – my bargain red of the year?

    …. I was thrilled when I was last there to look out of my hotel window, which was quite high up and to see a stork flying along below me. This wine is a Crianza, which means it has been aged in oak either a barrel – 225/228 litres or something bigger – for at least 6 months. This wine claims to have been aged in new American and French oak barrels…

    Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 4 readers -
  • 2014: Favorite Wine-Related Items

    … recommendations and I hope you will enjoy them as well. For more wine related items, you can just search my blog posts for the past year. Favorite Wines Analysis: In my three prior Top Ten Wine lists, I mentioned a total of 42 wines, which included wines from 12 different countries. At the top was France, with 10 wines, four of them from the Alsace…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • Looking red ahead at December 6th in VINTAGES

    … does nothing but make you want to sip and sip. In the end there is tannin, but also prune juice and really daring acidity. This is a big but not over the top southern Italian red to enjoy now and for three more years. Tasted November 2014 @Dandurandwines Cantina Zaccagnini 2012, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Doc, Abruzzo, Italy (Agent, $19.95, WineAlign…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 9 readers -
  • Mini-reviews 67: Black Friday wine edition

    …%): Surprisingly tasty given that it seemed, from all appearances, to be just another California sweet pink wine. But it’s just barely sweet, and the red fruit (strawberry?) balances the sweetness. This is wine for someone who wants to try something other than white zinfandel. The post Mini-reviews 67: Black Friday wine edition appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 5 readers -
  • Spanish Recipe: Andalusian-style Roasted Turkey

    … dishes of many Spanish regions. Today, we bring you Pavo al-andaluz, a fantastic recipe to break out this holiday season! It’s an easy way to shake up holiday traditions with a gorgeous roast turkey stuffed with truffles, giblets and dried fruit and nuts with a dash of both Spanish Sherry and Brandy! Enjoy! Andalusian-style Roasted Turkey…

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  • Visiting Cava Country – Sant Sadurni d’Anoia

    … and returning guests of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. The Center has a mix of high-tech and traditional resources to provide guests with an introduction to the world of Cava, the origins of this sparkling wine, its history, its production process and grape varieties, with easy access to fun and interactive digital information tools. Would you like to hold…

    Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon- 4 readers -
  • Wine of the week: Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva NV

    … a half dozen labels at a grocery store. And why not? As the Perelada ($9, purchased, 11.5%) demonstrates, cava may be the best wine value in Spain, and Spain may offer the best wine value in the world. That’s a combination that’s difficult to pass up, especially during the blog’s birthday week. The Perelada fits between Cristalino and Segura…

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 2 readers -
  • Cellars Unio Clos Dalian 2012 Garnacha Crianza, Terra Alta

    … expressive, bolder form. The Clos Dalian Garnacha Crianza is from the Terra Alta wine region of Catalonia. This was the region in which a young Pablo Picasso lived and developed his cubist style. To add to the mystique, Knights Templar planted vines and made wine there. Wine production here dates to Roman times. Terra Alta means “high land” and from…

    Toledo Wines and Vines- 3 readers -
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