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The bodegas of the golden mile(s) of the Spanish wine

First, we would like to clarify that great wines are produced in all Spain, but it is also true that some wine regions are more known than others. And these include La Rioja and Ribera del Duero. In both we find a few kilometers with a high density of bodegas which produce one of the […]

10 denominations of origin from Catalonia

This past February 28 The Wine Advocate has released the new points reviews for wines from Priorat, Cavas and other denominations of origin from Catalonia. These ratings were made by Luis Gutiérrez, the wine expert for Spain. From a total of 800 wines tasted, 702 wines were released in three lists, these are given a […]

Aragón, The Grenache Empire

The Grenache Empire is sometimes used to talk about to the wine from Aragon and it is a very apropriate name as well for Alto Moncayo. Last november this wine was awarded 100 points, a perfect score, by the Wine Advocate: Alto moncayo 2007 and Alto Moncayo 2009 “two of the greatest expressions of old […]

The Denominación de Origen Rías Baixas

The Denominación de Origen Rías Baixas was recognized as such in 1988 and can be found in Galicia, fully integrated in the Atlantic Region. This designation includes five sub-areas: Ribeira do Ulla, Val do Salnés, Soutomaior, Condado do Tea and O Rosal; all located in the South of Galicia. We are therefore talking about Atlantic […]

10th anniversary of the Montsant DO

The denomination of origin Montsant commemorated its 10th anniversary last Saturday, July 14th. The DO Montsant was founded in late 2001, but despite being a young denomination of origin, it is located in a region with a huge wine tradition: the Priorat, and until its creation it was part of the DO Tarragona. The denomination […]

Wine in Spain

Spain is one of the largest producers of wine worldwide, it has the largest area planted with vines in the world (14.3% of total), and ranks third in terms of production (13.1% of overall production, only behind France -17.3%- and Italy -17.2%-). Spain is also the second largest exporter in volume terms. It is a […]

Bordeaux, the world’s largest vineyard

Located between 3 rivers, in the Gironde department (France), is the largest vineyard in the world, with more than 105,000 hectares and 53 denominations. The Bordeaux region is home to more than 3,000 estates, of which 200 are greatly known. More specifically, the northern region -the Médoc- is a privileged area for the production of […]