Tagged with Spanish wines

Hurrah for Spanish wine grapes!

Hurrah for Spanish wine grapes!

With harvest time for Spanish wine grapes upon us, there is perhaps no better time to reflect on the incredible variety and diversity of Spanish wine grapes. With such varying soils, landscapes and climates, Spain has an amazing bounty of native, noble grape varieties, while many non-native varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot … Continue reading

Spanish rosado wines. Trust me.

Spanish rosado wines. Trust me.

All I seem to be able to think about these days are rosado wines. Well, I mean that isn’t entirely true, I do think about the occasional other thing, but when the sun stays hot and the day winds down, my first thought turns to putting my feet up and pouring myself a deliciously cool glass of Spanish rosado … Continue reading

The Spanish Pantry: Sherry Wineries

The Spanish Pantry: Sherry Wineries

Remember when we introduced you to the wonderful new series The Spanish Pantry on the Foods and Wines from Spain YouTube Channel? Well, if you thought that these gorgeous and evocative videos were only about different Spanish food products, think again! In addition to The Spanish Pantry Food series, there is also an excellent The … Continue reading

Cheers! with Juvé&Camps

Cheers! with Juvé&Camps

Every year when the winter holiday season rolls around, I find myself eagerly looking forward to the prospect of consuming large amounts of Spanish Cava. Delighted with, frankly, everything about this Spanish bubbly, I invariably ask myself why I don’t make a point of consuming copious amounts of this quality sparkling wine year-round. Well, this … Continue reading

Bodegas AALTO soars!

Bodegas AALTO soars!

Can you imagine what it might feel like to have you wine named the sixth best wine in the world? The sixth!!! I honestly can’t, and that’s not because I don’t actually have a wine of my own, but because it just seems like it would be such an incredible and validating achievement. In any … Continue reading

Albariños Around the World

Albariños Around the World

The fourth edition of the Albariños Around the World competition is taking place in Stockholm, Sweden today, so there may truly be no time like the present to pour yourself a glass of Spanish white wine made from this wonderfully aromatic Spanish grape. Organized by the Spanish Wine Tasters Union, this event (which changes international … Continue reading

Bodegas Protos!

Bodegas Protos!

It would be hard to imagine a Spanish wine drinker anywhere in the world that isn’t familiar with iconic Ribera del Duero winemaker, Protos. Not only did Bodegas Protos lend its “surname” to Denomination of Origin Ribera del Duero, but its wines are also veritable household (or at least cellar-hold) names, known all over the … Continue reading

Harvest Time for Spanish Wine Grapes!

Harvest Time for Spanish Wine Grapes!

We’ve been talking a lot about Spanish wine this week, something that is not surprising given the time of year! Vendimia, or the grape harvest, has come early this year, thanks to a hot summer and other climate factors. While some cooler regions of Spain have yet to start harvesting, most concur with the fact … Continue reading

The Key to Spanish Grape Varieties

The Key to Spanish Grape Varieties

Spanish grapes on the island of Tenerife / Efraín Pintos – ICEX Tempranillo, Garnacha, Albariño, Verdejo, Airén… While these might be a few of the grape varieties that immediately come to mind when someone mentions Spanish wines, they are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the grapes used to make wines … Continue reading

Understanding Spanish Wine Talk

Understanding Spanish Wine Talk

Attention Spanish wine lovers! This is just a friendly reminder if you still haven’t gotten the chance to check out the Wine Glossary on Foods and Wines from Spain. This glossary is a fantastic tool for fans of Spanish wines who are thinking about traveling to Spanish wine country, reading about Spanish wines, or just … Continue reading

On the road with Spanish wines

On the road with Spanish wines

In the days leading up to my holidays in the United States, I invariably find myself accumulating piles of  things that I want to take back with me as gifts for my Spanish food loving family: anchovy stuffed olives, saffron, extra virgin olive oil, pimentón and my favorite Spanish wines, among other things. It’s not … Continue reading

A Taste of DOCa Priorat

A Taste of DOCa Priorat

DOCa Priorat, a Spanish wine region as famous as it is elusive, as nearby as it is hard-to-reach, as elegant as it is bold, as mineral as it is herbaceous, as legendary as it is modern… This wine region, the second in Spain after Rioja to bear the DOCa guarantee (Qualified Denomination of Origin), a … Continue reading

Spanish Wines Go Organic on Snooth.com

Spanish Wines Go Organic on Snooth.com

Here at Foods and Wines from Spain we are always thrilled to see our articles picked up by other international publications, especially if it means bringing more attention to a product, producer or Spanish culinary news item that we are particularly passionate about. This is why we are so delighted with the coverage that the … Continue reading

The Wonderful World of Spanish Wines

The Wonderful World of Spanish Wines

I spent yesterday at the 29th edition of the Salón de Gourmets, the massive annual gourmet food trade fair that is held annually in Madrid. To get an idea of what this four-day professional event is like, just picture rows and rows of producers of olive oils, cheeses, canned seafood, beer, chocolate, preserved vegetables and … Continue reading