Spanish grapes are a New Year’s tradition in Spain in more ways than one. In addition to the millions of table grapes that are consumed every year at midnight, the clinking of glasses as the clock strikes twelve represents the ringing in of the new year with Spanish wine.
All across the world, people turn to the wide variety of Spanish wines as their choice for this annual celebration (and others). Whether it’s a glass of sparkling Spanish Cava or one of this country’s excellent red, white or rosado wines, these products are famed both here and abroad for their variety and excellence.
Of course Spanish wines start with Spanish grapes, and Foods and Wines from Spain is a great resource for familiarizing yourself with the huge range of grape varieties used in wine making that this country has to offer.
Red grapes like Tempranillo, Monastrell and Garnacha and white grapes like Albariño, Verdejo and Viura, are just a few of the many native grape varieties that make it possible for us to clink our glasses together and toast the new year!