Tagged with Wines from Spain

Great Garnacha!

Great Garnacha!

The wonderful thing about holidays is that they are are all about blending old and new traditions. The same is true for Garnacha wines; wines that bring together the very best of heritage vines, age old wine making traditions and innovative wine making techniques. Grown in several different parts of Spain, they are most significantly found in … Continue reading

The hidden treasure of Arribes wines!

The hidden treasure of Arribes wines!

It would be hard to find a Spanish wine lover (or Portuguese wine lover, for that matter) who has never heard of the mighty Duero River and the wines she helps produce. After all, Denomination of Origin Ribera del Duero is synonymous with excellent wine among wine drinkers all over the world, as is Portuguese … Continue reading

Wines from the Mediterranean

Wines from the Mediterranean

Though we may be well into fall on the Spanish peninsula, there is always the chance to grasp a last little bit of summer with a visit to Spain’s Balearic Islands. Whether it’s Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza or Formentera, the balmy winds and gorgeous skies of these Mediterranean islands have just what you need for a little … Continue reading

Wine tasting in Haro this weekend!

Wine tasting in Haro this weekend!

If you’re in the vicinity or can get yourself to the famed Rioja town of Haro this weekend, do so! (especially if you love wine!) This Saturday, September 17th, La Cata del Barrio de la Estación, or the Haro Station Wine Experience, is returning to this picturesque town, and bringing with it the chance to … Continue reading

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

DO Montilla-Moriles

DO Montilla-Moriles

Deep in the heart of Córdoba (Andalusia), the wine making region of DO Montilla-Moriles is launching its traditional and much-lauded Pedro Ximénez wines into the future, adapting new elaboration methods (think organic), wine styles and making the most of its already strong exports to countries like the Netherlands, England, Germany, France and the Czech Republic (within … Continue reading

The wide world of Spanish wines

The wide world of Spanish wines

Foods and Wines from Spain home page, including a look at two Spanish wineries that seem to be at near opposite ends of the wine industry spectrum – a fact that once again confirms how diverse the world of Spanish wines truly is. Founded in 1729, Bodegas Alvear is a stalwart symbol of traditional Andalusian wine producing region DO … Continue reading

Enjoying Spanish Wines from DO Ribeira Sacra

Enjoying Spanish Wines from DO Ribeira Sacra

I feasted on a delicious home-cooked meal last night, accompanied by a delicious bottle of Mencía wine from Spanish wine region DO Ribeira Sacra, in Galicia. This gorgeous, lush and historic Spanish wine region is nestled between the Miño and Sil River valleys. Here, native Spanish grape varieties like the noble red varieties Mencía, Brancellao, … Continue reading

Gourmet Fair Flavors Madrid!

Gourmet Fair Flavors Madrid!

The Salón de Gourmets is well under way in Madrid this week, capping off its four-day run tomorrow. Organized annually by Grupo Gourmets, this has been a special year for this prestigious trade fair, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. Year after year this massive event entices visitors from all over the globe in search … Continue reading

Bacchus and “Gastro Bacchus”

Bacchus and “Gastro Bacchus”

The 2016 edition of the Concurso Internacional de Vinos Bacchus (Bacchus International Wine Competition) gets underway today in the Spanish capital. The competition, which will go all weekend until March 21st, is significant in that it brings together a star panel of more than 100 international wine experts – including ten Masters of Wine – … Continue reading

Tasting Rioja in Barrio de la Estación

Tasting Rioja in Barrio de la Estación

Whether you just happen to find yourself in Haro, La Rioja this weekend, or are somewhere else but in the mood for a road trip, make your way to this town’s Barrio de la Estación, a legendary winemaking neighborhood inhabited by seven prestigious Rioja wineries that are hosting what will certainly become a soon-to-be-legendary event … Continue reading

Gastrofestival 2015 Kicks Off!

Gastrofestival 2015 Kicks Off!

Be sure to make a note on your agendas for tomorrow that Gastrofestival 2015 is getting underway in the Spanish capital of Madrid. This now annual gastronomic celebration will be going on from January 31st through February 15th, with a huge variety of events and activities taking place all over the city. A saxophone quartet … Continue reading

Spanish Cava Makers, Bubbling with Tradition

Spanish Cava Makers, Bubbling with Tradition

With the holidays approaching, it’s a good time to start thinking about stocking up on Spanish Cava. Of course there are many brands and types of Cava to choose from, ranging from those made by small winemakers to internationally operating large-scale wineries. Don’t know where to start? The following three Spanish wineries will most certainly … Continue reading

Say Happy Holidays with Cava!

Say Happy Holidays with Cava!

We talk a lot about Spanish Cava on this site and on Foods and Wines from Spain. And why not? This fine sparkling wine is unrivaled in many circles and enjoys acclaim both on a national and international scale. And with reason. Cava is as top quality as it is varied in terms of styles … Continue reading

Discovering Monastrell

Discovering Monastrell

Ahhh Monastrell. Known in other parts of the world by the names Mourvèdre and Mataró (after the coastal town in Catalonia from which it was shipped to other parts of the world), Monastrell is one of my favorite Spanish grapes – one of many. This red grape is synonymous with wine making traditions and gastronomic … Continue reading