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
    • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

      The best part of Halloween is seeing the costumes. At a party, you never know what people will dress as. Last week-end I saw a zombie Fred Flintstone, an Oompa Loompa and a Spy vs. Spy. But the most surprising costumes were the Downton Abbey couple. She was dressed as a chauffeur and he as the maid, the 6′ 5”, full-bearded maid. Part of the fun of costumes parties are the surprises.

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    • 12 wines for International Tempranillo Day

      These 12 wines show tempranillo in many of its 21st century styles. There’s classic tempranillo from the Rioja region of Spain; post-modern Spanish tempranillo; regional tempranillo from Texas and Colorado; a highly-regarded Oregon label; and even one from Argentina. Tempranillo for years languished in wine’s outer orbit, though that banishment had little to do with quality.

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    • Lodi Tempranillo for #TempranilloDay — Five Delicious Choices

      Today is International Tempranillo Day. An entire day dedicated to the enjoyment of Tempranillo wine. If you’ve never enjoyed the variety, it’s a good time to do so. If you’re already a fan of the variety, it’s the perfect time to enjoy your favorite Tempranillo or maybe find a new favorite. A variety of events have been organized in celebration of International Tempranillo Day.

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  • Wine of the week: Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva NV

    …, and maybe the best $10 cava I’ve tasted yet — impossibly well done for the price. Will join the Cristalino, Segura, and Dibon in the $10 Hall of Fame in January. Buy this for Thanksgiving, but make sure you buy enough, because everyone will want a taste. The post Wine of the week: Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva NV appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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  • Cellars Unio Clos Dalian 2012 Garnacha Crianza, Terra Alta

    … this vantage point it overlooks the River Elbe and the Tarragona below. The land features limestone mountain ranges, holm oak and white pine trees. The soil has been farmed for centuries with almond and olive groves, along with vineyards. Crianza by Spanish wine law must be aged for two years and aged in barrels for at least six months. While this wine…

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  • The Wines of Artemayor

    … tasting wines. Great fun. It helped having some decent wines to taste too. Step forward Artemayor that, in addition to a couple of fine cavas showed some still wines too. First up Cava Artemayor Brut Nature (Brut Nature being the driest style of cava this has just 1.5g/l of residual sugar) offering plenty of apple and toasty flavours with a touch…

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  • Wine of the week: Faustino VII Tinto 2010

    … quite a bit on store shelves). It’s a Spanish red from the Rioja region, made with tempranillo, and about as old-fashioned a Rioja as you’ll find these days — from the Roman numerals to its traditional style, which is one reason why a 2010 $10 wine is still drinkable. The Spanish rarely make wines, even cheap ones, that go off in a year or two…

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  • Protected: Order – October 24, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

    … Great and credible information with a fresh approach about Portuguese and Spanish wine and food. Not to mention, fantastic info about new trends as well as age-old traditions from the vibrant Iberian peninsula. Bento Amaral…

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  • Santiago de Compostela: Food and Wine Mecca!

    …). With its interior garden and heaping portions of Gallego classics, Casa Felisa is a favorite spot with the locals for a leisurely lunch with friends or family. The presentation is simple in the typical Spanish way, so it’s the sublime taste of a 800-gram T-bone of Galician beef for two—hot of the grill and sprinkled with crunchy sea salt—that has…

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  • Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

    … My love of Spanish wine is well known, from Basque Txavoli to Sherry, from Albarino to Mencia. They make excellent wine at all price points, and have some intriguing indigenous grapes. The country is rich in wine history, and there is much diversity to be found. I've traveled to Spain three times, including to the Rioja region, and would return…

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  • 6 Albariños to try out…

    … value! Burgans Albariño 2013 (Rias Baixas, Spain) — $14 Fresh, crisp and refreshing with green apple, peach, apricot, and tropical fruit and a minerally finish. *Bonus Oregon Albariño* Abacela Albariño (Umpqua Valley, Oregon) — $20 Abacela has been making Albariño in Oregon since 2001, and they are one of the leaders of Spanish wine varieties here…

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  • A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Cune Monopole Rioja Blanco

    … Blanco (Rioja Alta, Spain): 100% Viura. Pale, straw yellow in color. Very aromatic with orange blossom and tropical notes on the nose. More floral notes as well as lime come through on the palate. Dry and light to medium-bodied with very crisp acidity. Well-balanced and refreshing with a long, lingering finish. Quality: 4 stars (out of 5) QPR: 4…

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  • Wine to drink when the power goes out, 2014 edition

    … vacation. So what did I drink? • Rene Barbier Mediterranean White NV ($4, purchased, 11.5%): My favorite cheap white wine was a godsend. When the power went off on Thursday afternoon, I screwed open a bottle, dropped in some ice, and tried to convince myself the lights would be back on that evening. The Spanish Barbier is made with the same grapes…

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