Tag: spanish wine

  1. Txakoli: The Basque Country’s Spritzy Secret

    Txakoli: The Basque Country’s Spritzy Secret If you’ve been lucky enough to visit the charming seaside city of San Sebastián in Spain’s fiercely independent Basque Country or wander through the dark crooked streets of Bilbao’s old town, you are probably familiar with the region’s very own style of tapas – pintxos.  What you may not realise is these small pieces of bread – Read more...
  2. Sherry is becoming chic again

    Sherry is becoming chic again Sherry is possibly the most misunderstood and under-rated style of wine in the UK, with many consumers still perceiving it as a sticky sweet tipple for grandmas at Christmas or a key ingredient in a boozy trifle.  Either way, we have been missing a trick because the sherry that cultured Spaniards are sipping in Seville’s trendy tapas bars Read more...
  3. La Rioja Alta – Sticking to Tradition with a Modern Twist

    La Rioja Alta – Sticking to Tradition with a Modern Twist Rioja, in northeastern Spain, is arguably the country’s most well-known wine growing region.  It is a sparsely-populated but scenic part of Spain huddled around the Ebro River Valley.  Tourists are enticed by its walled medieval villages and acres of gnarly vines, set against a spectacular backdrop of the often snow-capped Cantabrian Read more...
  4. Verdejo – The Green, Green Grape of Spain

    Verdejo – The Green, Green Grape of Spain When faced with the choice of which wine to buy, most consumers stick with what they know.  It’s easier and safer to choose the same refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, smooth Merlot or spicy Shiraz over and over again because you’ve tried them before and you know what to expect from the bottle.  That said, you don’t tend to eat the same Read more...

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