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Spanish Wine

Gilding The Golden Mile: Exploring Ribera del Duero, Spain

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

It is a great idea to bring some bottles home to enjoy later, but Spanish aging requirements actually mean that the wines have aged appropriately and are ready to drink now.

Rioja Gems Part V: La Rioja Alta

Richard Jennings | Posted 11.07.2012 | Food
Richard Jennings

La Rioja Alta is one of Rioja's largest and most consistent traditional style producers. They are well represented in America by several distributors, so their wines are among the easiest of the traditional Rioja producers to get your hands on.

Fully Mature Reds at Reasonable Prices? Think Rioja

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.23.2012 | Food
Richard Jennings

A region that has long made high-quality, ageworthy wines that, with a few decades on them, are very reminiscent of fine old Barolos and Bordeaux is Rioja -- Spain's illustrious red wine-producing region.

Spanish Wine: Great Values for Ready Drinking

Richard Jennings | Posted 07.16.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

A few tastings of current Spanish releases in recent weeks have driven home for me two facts: Spanish wines are not only great bargains, they are also ideally suited to the American palate.

Ana Fabiano: Passionate Advocate for the Wines of Rioja

Brad Haskel | Posted 07.01.2012 | Food
Brad Haskel

Near the end of last year, I attended an event where Kevin Zraly, the famed wine director from Windows on the World, was leading a panel discussion on...

Waiting for Godello: The New Wines of Spain

Rozanne Gold | Posted 05.15.2012 | Food
Rozanne Gold

Wine should taste like where it came from, and shouldn't be manipulated into big alcoholic bruisers crammed with "jammy" fruit. Wine expert Gerry Dawes is a fan of old-fashioned wines made the old fashioned way: "Great wine is made in the vineyard, not in the winery."