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Spanish Wines

It's Not All Vino Tinto: Exploring Spanish Wine and Cuisine

Kristin Braswell | Posted 04.29.2014 | Taste
Kristin Braswell

Madrid drew me in to its web easily, and it didn't take long before I was tangled into a life of tapas, vino tinto, siestas and endless utterings of "vale."

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

minube | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
minube

1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe....

Rich, Tempranillo-Based Wines

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.06.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

If you like rich, complex, high quality red wines, you owe it to yourself to get to know the wines of Ribera del Duero.

8 Great Tips For Cycling Europe

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

It's natural to be nervous about your first multi-day cycling European cycling vacation. Here, Pure Adventure Self Guided Travel guides and fans share their travel tips for having a fun and memorable holiday.

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.

Rioja Gems Part IV: Contrasting Modernists

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.09.2012 | Food
Richard Jennings

There's a gentility and refinement to the wines that's not unlike the winemaker himself, and their complexity produces both pleasure and engages the intellect, again, much like spending time with Miguel.

Rioja Gems Part II: Family and Tradition

Richard Jennings | Posted 09.26.2012 | Food
Richard Jennings

As is true in most longtime wine producing regions, some of Rioja's greatest producers are those that have evolved over generations, one generation sharing its wisdom, acquired over decades of successes and failures, with the next.

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."

Greening Hollywood: Ciudad of Los Angeles

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

It could be said of chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken that they prefer to lead with the carrot rather than the stick. That said, Ciudad, their...