Spain

#NWTW Week 3: An Intro To Albariño

Albariño, along with Verdejo, has become a signature white wine grape for Spain on the export markets.  There’s a grape called Airèn that is white, and although only grown in Spain, it is one of the most widely planted grape varieties in the world apparently.  Most of it though stays in the country for cheaper …

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#NWTW Week 3: An Intro To North West Spain

One of the things that makes Northern Spain so special is that it’s mostly cooler and wetter than the rest of Spain.  Doesn’t sound that special right?  Especially not when you think about going to Spain for a bit fun in the sun, but in terms of the wine they make there it’s a big …

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Notes on Northern Spain ♯4: Good luck with the pronunciation!

Now when most people pop into the wine shop, thinking about a bottle of white for the evening, some people head straight for the Blossom Hill. A couple straight for the entry level Pinot Grigio. And maybe a few more discerning guys and girls will flick past the Chardonnay from Burgundy, or a New Zealand …

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Notes on Northern Spain #3: One For The Heavy Red Drinkers

I love drinking Port. I first starting drinking it at the last hockey match before christmas, in the in-goal half time team talk. To be fair, that was probably the old supermarket’s value own brand, but luckily over the years I’ve managed to try lots of different examples, and I’ve really loved them. If you’ve …

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