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Sherry Festival in San Sebastián: Our top 10 wines

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | May 16th, 2017

San Sebastián, home to a handful of Michelin-starred restaurants, was the city chosen by Sherry’s Regulatory Council to promote its wines in Spain this year. We have picked a selection of ten wines in a range of styles and prices among the 200 on show

Recommended wines 2017-05-16 10:05:32

Agenda

Wine tastings in May 2017

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | May 1st, 2017

Our monthly agenda with the most interesting tastings in Spain includes the Sherry Festival (San Sebastián), a tasting about Spain’s new winegrowers led by Amaya Cervera (Madrid) and El Alma de los Vinos Únicos (Burgos).

Agenda 2017-05-01 08:05:41

Beyond wine

Spanish craft beers, more than pale blondes

José Carlos Román | April 19th, 2017

Beer is much more than Spain’s favourite drink to face the heat. As microbreweries start to become more mainstream, sommelier José Carlos Román recommends some of the leading producers and specialist addresses in the country.

Beyond wine 2017-04-19 10:04:01

Agenda

Wine tastings in April 2017

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 31st, 2017

Feria del Viñerón in Santiago, Vitus Vinifera in Barcelona, Fira del Vi in Falset or Off the Record, which this year moves to Madrid, set the tastings agenda for this month.

Agenda 2017-03-31 10:03:30

Routes

San Sebastian: top spots for wine and pintxos

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 21st, 2017

The most beautiful city in the Basque Country is also the pintxo capital of the world. Although finding top bites is not difficult, the same cannot be said of wine, so here is a list of the top addresses in town where wine matters as much as food.

Routes 2017-03-21 10:03:02

Agenda

Wine tastings in March 2017

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | February 28th, 2017

Our monthly compilation of interesting activities for wine lovers includes several fairs across the country plus tastings in the usual locations plus a couple of new venues.

Agenda 2017-02-28 09:02:08

Interview

The Spanish chef that took the tapas movement to America

Bill Ward | February 14th, 2017

José Andrés is the leading ambassador of Spanish gastronomy in the US. Our contributor Bill Ward talked to him about the interest of Spanish wine among Americans and its presence in his restaurants’ menus.

Interview 2017-02-14 09:02:48

Agenda

Wine tastings in February 2017

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | January 31st, 2017

Wine events are starting to pick up a in February, with some interesting tastings specially in El Puerto de Santa María in Cádiz with Cuatro Gatos Wine Fest and a historic tasting of López de Heredia wines in Santander.

Agenda 2017-01-31 12:01:09

Recommended wines

Eight red wines under eight euros

Amaya Cervera | January 17th, 2017

After the usual seasonal excesses —we are sure many of you spared no expenses with your favourite wines— it’s time to tighten our belts. Fortunately, Spain offers many fabulous wines to drink smartly without breaking the bank.

Recommended wines 2017-01-17 09:01:48

Beyond wine

It comes from Jerez but… it’s not sherry!

François Monti | January 10th, 2017

The popularity of vermouth seems to be unstoppable. The introduction of new ingredients like sherry has brought extra dynamism onto the market and is helping to bring new flavours to consumers’ glasses, says our cocktail expert.

Beyond wine 2017-01-10 10:01:21

Agenda

Wine tastings in January 2017

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | January 2nd, 2017

We welcome the New Year with our monthly agenda of events for wine lovers in Spain.

Agenda 2017-01-02 12:01:08

Recommended wines

Five top Riojas to enjoy this Christmas –plus a few affordable alternatives

Amaya Cervera | December 20th, 2016

Rioja offers an overwhelming diversity of wines. That’s why it deserves a place of its own on any Spanish wine lover’s Christmas table. We present five stellar Rioja wines, plus some affordable alternatives to make the most of your budget.

Recommended wines 2016-12-20 10:12:59

Agenda

Wine tastings in December 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | December 1st, 2016

The last wine tastings agenda of the year includes, as usual, the country’s most interesting events. A large number of them involve bubbly and take place in the first weeks of the month.

Agenda 2016-12-01 09:12:00

Interview

“You don’t need to be a good taster to be a good sommelier”

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 29th, 2016

Few sommeliers in Spain manage to inspire so much respect from his peers as Josep Roca, one of the three brothers behind El Celler de Can Roca in Girona. In this interview, he talks about his 30 years in the business and the challenges in his profession.

Interview 2016-11-29 10:11:02

Wine & Food

Is Sherry the most versatile wine in the world?

Sue Style | November 8th, 2016

To anyone who loves Sherry, it’s a constant source of bewilderment just how misunderstood this magnificent wine can be. Our contributor Sue Style tries to entice novice drinkers to this multi-faceted wine with a wide array of international pairings.

Wine & Food 2016-11-08 08:11:39

Agenda

Wine tastings in November 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 1st, 2016

A summary of some of the most interesting activities for wine lovers in Spain throughout the month with particular attention to International Sherry Week, which is being celebrated across the world during the second week of November.

Agenda 2016-11-01 10:11:13

Routes

Drinking smartly around Retiro park in Madrid

Anna Harris-Noble | October 25th, 2016

It may not be Madrid’s youngest or trendiest neighbourhood, but there are few areas that can challenge the streets around Ibiza metro to the East of the Retiro Park for wine and tapas bars.

Routes 2016-10-25 08:10:00

Wine & Food

Wine and food pairing: is it an overrated practice?

Amaya Cervera | October 14th, 2016

How can we bring wine and food pairing into our daily lives without being too prissy or complicating things too much? These are our thoughts after taking part in the Wine & Culinary conference held in Barcelona last Sunday.

Wine & Food 2016-10-14 12:10:38

Agenda

Wine Tastings in October 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | October 1st, 2016

Spanish Wine Lover lists the most interesting activities for wine lovers held in Spain throughout October.

Agenda 2016-10-01 12:10:05

Wine gadgets

Do you need a separate glass for each wine?

Anna Harris-Noble | September 23rd, 2016

After attending a tasting led by glass manufacturer Georg Riedel in Madrid, our contributor Anna Harris-Noble decided to repeat the experience to try the same wine in different shaped glasses at home with her husband.

Wine gadgets 2016-09-23 08:09:11

Rioja

Haro’s traditional producers champion blended wines

Amaya Cervera | September 19th, 2016

The second Haro Station Wine Experience turned into a passionate defence of the art of blending wines thanks to a master class which revealed the secrets behind some of Rioja’s most iconic wines.

Rioja 2016-09-19 11:09:12

Agenda

Wine tastings in September 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 1st, 2016

August is over and wine activities return to (almost) usual levels. Harvest Fiestas abound across the country this month, including Jerez and Rioja Alavesa. Nearby, the wineries in Haro’s legendary Barrio de la Estación en Haro hold a joint tasting.

Agenda 2016-09-01 10:09:08

Recommended wines

Spanish somms reveal their favourite summer wines

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | August 5th, 2016

We have asked sommeliers based in different locations across Spain to recommend us some of their favorite wines for the summer. Styles and tastes vary, but most of them choose wines away from the beaten track.

Recommended wines 2016-08-05 09:08:51

Agenda

Wine tastings in August 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | August 1st, 2016

A summary of some of the most interesting activities for wine lovers in Spain throughout August, with a bunch of festivals combining music and wine.

Agenda 2016-08-01 09:08:12

Rioja

A group of Rioja Alavesa producers apply for a new DO

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 21st, 2016

As half of Spain packs their suitcases to go on holiday, the Association of Rioja Alavesa Producers dropped the wine story of the summer with the announcement that it has officially requested the new appellation Arabako Mahastiak / Viñedos de Álava.

Rioja 2016-07-21 07:07:50

Agenda

Wine tastings in July 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | June 30th, 2016

Summer is here, but wine activities continue non-stop. Check our calendar of events throughout the country in July.

Agenda 2016-06-30 12:06:48

Experiences

Top wines and tables in Mallorca

Sue Style | June 21st, 2016

Until a few years ago, few people holidaying on Mallorca would have considered seeking out local wines, far less visiting wineries to get to know the people who work them. But now that’s all changing.

Experiences 2016-06-21 09:06:19

Agenda

Wine tastings in June 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | May 31st, 2016

Some unmissable tastings in Sanlúcar and a wine battle are some of the main events for wine enthusiasts throughout this month, but there are plenty more across Spain. Check them out in our monthly calendar!

Agenda 2016-05-31 07:05:10

Interview

“Spain should pay more attention to its vineyards”

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | May 18th, 2016

The Wine Advocate taster who managed to turn his hobby into a profession talks at length to Spanish Wine Lover about the way his tastes have evolved, the bottles he stores in his cellar and his views about wine in Spain.

Interview 2016-05-18 09:05:17

Agenda

Wine tastings in May 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | May 2nd, 2016

Our monthly agenda with some of the most interesting tastings and wine events held across Spain for the general public.

Agenda 2016-05-02 11:05:44

Barcelona

Alimentaria 2016: a four-day chronicle

Amaya Cervera | May 1st, 2016

Alimentaria attracts huge crowds hence the numerous side wine events. In this edition, the tastings, parties and fiestas outside the Barcelona trade fair has un-doubtedly reached an all-time high.

Barcelona 2016-05-01 05:05:56

Agenda

Wine tastings in April 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | April 1st, 2016

The showroom Música del Vi and the Wine Tasting in Pairs competition at Vila Viniteca in Barcelona are two of the top activities for wine lovers this month.

Agenda 2016-04-01 09:04:09

Beyond wine

Breaking taboos with wine cocktails

François Monti | March 22nd, 2016

Wine has always been mixed, says expert François Monti. Delving into history helps to better understand why the new trends consider it as another ingredient to be used by audacious bartenders.

Beyond wine 2016-03-22 09:03:43

Agenda

Wine tastings in March 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 1st, 2016

Our monthly compilation of interesting activities for wine lovers includes several festivals across the country plus tastings in the usual locations and a couple of new venues.

Agenda 2016-03-01 09:03:45

Routes

The best places to drink wine in Logroño

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | February 24th, 2016

The capital of La Rioja boasts an impressive number of places to eat and drink, but we pick the best bars and restaurants to enjoy interesting wines.

Routes 2016-02-24 12:02:07

Experiences

How can architecture and design help wine?

Amaya Cervera | February 16th, 2016

As wine tourism becomes more popular in Spain and the rest of the world, winery architecture and design play an increasingly important role to enhance the experience of making and enjoying wine.

Experiences 2016-02-16 08:02:35

Agenda

Wine tastings in February 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | February 1st, 2016

Wine events are starting to pick up a in February, with some interesting tastings specially in Haro with its Wine Carnival and El Puerto de Santa María in Cádiz, where Cuatro Gatos Wine Fest will take place. Come back to this page for further updates.

Agenda 2016-02-01 10:02:53

Wine gadgets

Choosing the right wine glass

Amaya Cervera | January 26th, 2016

Is there such a thing as the perfect wine glass? Probably not, but with an increasingly wide range of models and sizes, any wine lover can find the perfect glass match. It all depends on the budget.

Wine gadgets 2016-01-26 11:01:43

Agenda

Wine tastings in January 2016

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | January 2nd, 2016

We welcome the New Year with our monthly agenda of events for wine lovers in Spain. May 2016 be full of inspiring bottles and wine tastings!

Agenda 2016-01-02 10:01:52

Recommended wines

Spanish talent blends in with the world's wines

Amaya Cervera | December 29th, 2015

Last week in Madrid, SWL attended a fun-filled tasting hosted by the Spanish Tasters Association (UEC) and conducted by Pedro Ballesteros MW featuring wines made abroad by Spanish winemakers and/or companies.

Recommended wines 2015-12-29 11:12:01

Recommended wines

Spain’s best somms reveal their top Christmas wines

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | December 9th, 2015

Sommeliers in Spain are gaining ground thanks to the new wave of young professionals who know and understand the wine scene in the country. Some of the leading lights in the business tell us what they’ll be enjoying over Christmas.

Recommended wines 2015-12-09 10:12:24

Agenda

Wine tastings in December 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | December 1st, 2015

Our monthly list with the most interesting activities for #winelovers held in Spain is back. Most of them take place in the first weeks of December and revolve around sweet and sparkling wines.

Agenda 2015-12-01 10:12:58

Sherry Triangle

The essence of Pedro Romero lives in Sanlúcar

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 17th, 2015

In the good old days it used to be the second largest bodega in Sanlúcar. A calamitous management concluded in tragedy for the Romero family and put an end to a glorious past which the new owners want to restore under the name Bodegas Alonso.

Sherry Triangle 2015-11-17 09:11:07

Agenda

Wine tastings in November 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 2nd, 2015

A summary of some of the most interesting activities for wine lovers in Spain throughout the month with particular attention to International Sherry Week, which is being celebrated across the world during the first week of November.

Agenda 2015-11-02 10:11:43

Wine & Food

Sherry 101: An introduction to styles and pairings

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | October 25th, 2015

On the eve of Sherry Week, Spanish Wine Lover joins the celebrations with this introduction to Sherry wines, styles and how to best enjoy them with a meal.

Wine & Food 2015-10-25 07:10:23

Agenda

Wine tastings in October 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 29th, 2015

Spanish Wine Lover lists the most interesting activities for #winelovers held in Spain throughout October.

Agenda 2015-09-29 09:09:01

Rioja

Haro’s Barrio de la Estación opens up to the world

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 22nd, 2015

Bringing together the seven wineries that make up Rioja’s most venerable wine district has not been easy, but the joint tasting held last week was a laudable initiative which highlights the area’s strong points in a crucial moment for the region.

Rioja 2015-09-22 10:09:31

Routes

Santander for wine lovers

Elisa Errea | September 17th, 2015

After writing about Australia and London, our contributor Elisa Errea was eager to write about the best places for wine lovers in her home town.

Routes 2015-09-17 03:09:52

Beyond wine

Our favourite Wine Lover shots of the summer

Amaya Cervera | September 3rd, 2015

As promised, we have selected three great shots that capture the essence of wine happiness from all the photographs sent by our readers throughout the summer.

Beyond wine 2015-09-03 10:09:47

Agenda

Wine tastings in September 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 1st, 2015

August is over and wine activities return to (almost) usual levels. Harvest Fiestas abound across the country this month, including Jerez and Rioja Alavesa. Nearby, the wineries in Haro’s legendary Barrio de la Estación en Haro hold a joint event.

Agenda 2015-09-01 10:09:09

Agenda

Wine tastings in August 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | August 1st, 2015

A summary of some of the most interesting activities for wine lovers in Spain throughout August, with special attention on the tastings calendar at sherry specialist Taberna der Guerrita in Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

Agenda 2015-08-01 01:08:27

Experiences

Wine tourism with a twist

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 28th, 2015

We’re in the midst of summer and for many, it is time to go on holiday, hit the beach and relax. For those who shy away from the sand or for wine lovers with alternative concerns, some wineries have planned wine activities with a twist.

Experiences 2015-07-28 07:07:41

Experiences

The long hard road to become a Master of Wine

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 14th, 2015

They are just two letters of the alphabet, but together they become the key to throw open many wine doors to the 322 people who currently can call themselves Master of Wine (MW).

Experiences 2015-07-14 11:07:38

Beyond wine

Send us your best Wine Lover shots of the summer

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 7th, 2015

Wine and summer are two words we love. We are pretty sure you readers share this feeling so we would like you to send as your best photos with these two ingredients. You are allowed to make us green with envy!

Beyond wine 2015-07-07 12:07:55

Agenda

Wine tastings in July 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | July 1st, 2015

Summer is already here and wine events tend to be more fun-oriented with festivals focusing on music and wine intertwined with other events.

Agenda 2015-07-01 09:07:08

Beyond wine

Spanish olive oil rivals with wine in its diversity

Pilar Molestina | June 23rd, 2015

Spanish olive oil this past decade has turned into a foodie’s must. Pilar Molestina looks for clues and picks some favourite brands.

Beyond wine 2015-06-23 08:06:19

Rioja

The rebirth of Rioja’s ancient cellars

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | June 9th, 2015

Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, the old Paternina underground cellars in Ollauri house an impressive collection of 250,000 bottles with wines dating back almost a century. Their new owners open the doors of this treasure-trove to Spanish Wine Lover

Rioja 2015-06-09 10:06:20

Agenda

Wine tastings in June 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | June 1st, 2015

Bubbles, Rioja and wines from Galicia take centre stage this month, but there are many other wine events held across Spain. We list the most interesting ones in our monthly wine agenda.

Agenda 2015-06-01 09:06:53

Routes

Catalonia’s Cap de Creus for wine lovers

Miquel Hudin | May 18th, 2015

Best known for its scenery, beaches and the artists who frequented the area, the recovery of the historic hill-terraced vineyards at Cap de Creus natural park offers a new appeal for wine lovers.

Routes 2015-05-18 10:05:27

Beyond wine

Waiter, there's Tempranillo in my vermouth

François Monti | May 6th, 2015

Vermouth is back here to stay and with so much diversity of styles, we look into the new and almost endless possibilities of wine, its main ingredient.

Beyond wine 2015-05-06 10:05:29

Agenda

Wine tastings and events in May 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | April 30th, 2015

The good weather means more outdoor fairs and events, but this month we also offer our readers a chance to improve their wine education with a WSET Level 1 course at The Wine Studio in Madrid.

Agenda 2015-04-30 12:04:57

Interview

“Instead of partying at the beach, I visit vineyards”

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | April 28th, 2015

Guillermo Cruz is 29 years old and knows exactly what he wants. He knows he is one of Spain’s trendiest sommeliers but he aims higher and plans to become the country’s first Master Sommelier. Until that day, he enjoys wine with great gusto.

Interview 2015-04-28 10:04:35

Experiences

Ordering Spanish wine in Spain

Tommasella Perniciaro | April 10th, 2015

Spain offers a big advantage for wine lovers, compared to the rest of the world: you can taste some high-quality products at reasonable prices, but you’ll need a few tips to make a good choice.

Experiences 2015-04-10 09:04:15

Agenda

Wine tastings in April 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | April 1st, 2015

One of the most interesting activities this month for winelovers is El Alma de los Vinos Únicos, with over 100 producers gathering in the northern city of Burgos. Spanish Wine Lover is giving away two tickets. Join us there!

Agenda 2015-04-01 09:04:07

Routes

A taste of the Basque capital

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 20th, 2015

It doesn’t have the beaches and Michelin-starred restaurants of San Sebastian or the international notoriety of Bilbao, but Vitoria is worth a detour for food and wine lovers.

Routes 2015-03-20 10:03:39

Experiences

Nosing around for victory

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 11th, 2015

The Wine Tasting in Pairs Competition organized by retailer Vila Viniteca is a highly awaited event for #winelovers. One of Spanish Wine Lover’s writers took part this year and explains the ins and outs of the contest.

Experiences 2015-03-11 11:03:59

Agenda

Wine tastings for March 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | March 2nd, 2015

The vertical tasting of Viñedos del Contino to mark its 40th anniversary takes centre stage this month, but there are a good deal of interesting activities for #winelovers throughout Spain.

Agenda 2015-03-02 11:03:03

Wine & Food

Pairing cheese and Spanish whites

Amaya Cervera | February 20th, 2015

After taking part in a highly stimulating white Rioja wine and cheese tasting, we have asked expert Guillermina Sánchez Cerezo to suggest five perfect pairings Made in Spain.

Wine & Food 2015-02-20 08:02:51

Barcelona

Monvínic – A different world of wine

Miquel Hudin | February 12th, 2015

Since it opened its doors in 2008, this sleek bar in the centre of Barcelona has managed to attract every wine lover visiting the city with its huge wine selection and singular approach.

Barcelona 2015-02-12 11:02:39

Agenda

Wine tastings - February 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | February 2nd, 2015

Wine events are starting to pick up a in February, with some interesting tastings taking place in Madrid and Barcelona. Come back to this page for further updates.

Agenda 2015-02-02 10:02:22

Experiences

Weddings among barrels

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | January 20th, 2015

It might not be like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s wedding at their Château Miraval in Provence, but getting married in a winery is within everybody’s reach.

Experiences 2015-01-20 11:01:35

Agenda

Wine tastings for January 2015

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | January 2nd, 2015

We list the most interesting activities for #winelovers held in Spain throughout the first month of the year.

Agenda 2015-01-02 10:01:22

Gifts

Uncorking 10 unusual wine presents

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | December 17th, 2014

Last week we published a list of ten wine-related objects of desire beyond the usual decanters and glasses. Today it’s the turn of 10 hedonistic experiences that will make great gifts ideas for winelovers.

Gifts 2014-12-17 11:12:43

Wine gadgets

Ten objects of desire for wine lovers

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | December 11th, 2014

To ease the hassle of buying Christmas gifts, we list a bunch of wine-related gadgets and hedonistic experiences in this two-part piece.

Wine gadgets 2014-12-11 10:12:09

Agenda

Wine tastings for December 2014

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | December 1st, 2014

We list the most interesting activities for #winelovers held in Spain throughout December. Most of them take place in the first weeks of the month with champagne taking centre stage.

Agenda 2014-12-01 09:12:40

Routes

Top sherry wineries and tapas in El Puerto and Sanlúcar

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 27th, 2014

In this last piece about the Sherry Triangle, we visit the best wineries in the towns of El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda and little great bars to enjoy the area’s local gastronomy and wines.

Routes 2014-11-27 11:11:52

Routes

Bodegas and tapas welcome visitors to Jerez

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 20th, 2014

Thanks to their aging process, wines made in the cities of Jerez, El Puerto and Sanlúcar are unique in the world. In this two-part series, we review the best wineries, bars and eateries in the Sherry Triangle. This first piece covers the city of Jerez.

Routes 2014-11-20 12:11:19

Wine gadgets

Coravin or how to enjoy wine without uncorking the bottle

Amaya Cervera | November 6th, 2014

Yesterday Coravin was officially launched in Spain. This gadget has allowed wine geeks to make their dreams come true by allowing to extend the life of their most beloved bottles without worrying about oxidation.

Wine gadgets 2014-11-06 01:11:21

Agenda

Wine tastings for November 2014

Amaya Cervera | November 1st, 2014

Are you a wine lover who is visiting Spain? If so, you’ve come to the right website! We have compiled some of the most interesting events scheduled for November in Spain. Check the details.

Agenda 2014-11-01 08:11:13

Collecting

An online site to purchase old Spanish wines

Amaya Cervera | October 16th, 2014

A specialized online retailer with a great selection of Riojas and other legendary brands like Vega Sicilia, Vino Vintage Santander is a paradise for fans of old Spanish wines.

Collecting 2014-10-16 08:10:51

Harvest

One day picking grapes in Rioja

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | October 14th, 2014

The smell of must permeates the surroundings of Luis Cañas, where there is a real buzz of activity. Spanish Wine Lover spends a day with its workers in the vineyard and at the winery to experience the hard work behind a bottle of wine.

Harvest 2014-10-14 02:10:30

Collecting

In search of old Riojas (and III)

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | October 9th, 2014

Despite the widespread lack of interest in old wines, there are a few restaurants in Spain that pride themselves on stocking the classics. In the last of this three-part series, we take a closer look at the leading ones beyond the Basque Country.

Collecting 2014-10-09 09:10:44

Agenda

Wine tastings for October 2014 Spain

Amaya Cervera | October 1st, 2014

Are you a wine lover visiting Spain? If so, you’ve come to the right website! We have compiled some of the most interesting events, such as the Wine Sessions in San Sebastián and Peñín’s annual tasting in Madrid. Check the details.

Agenda 2014-10-01 12:10:45

Collecting

In search of old Riojas (II)

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 23rd, 2014

The Basque Country has more old Rioja aficionados than anywhere else in Spain. In the second of this three-part series, we highlight some of the best restaurants in the region to enjoy great classic vintages.

Collecting 2014-09-23 12:09:42

Harvest

Grape picking fun across Spain

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 17th, 2014

September and October are the best months of the year to visit the vineyards where wine is made. For those who want to be winemakers for one day, these are some of the most interesting opportunities across Spain to take part in the harvest.

Harvest 2014-09-17 08:09:33

Collecting

In search of old Riojas (I)

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 4th, 2014

SWL presents a three-part series to understand the renewed excitement around these wines. This first piece includes experts' thoughts about storage and availability of old Riojas in Spain. The following articles list some of the best restaurants in Spain

Collecting 2014-09-04 10:09:11

Harvest

Send us your pictures

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | September 2nd, 2014

Harvests in Spain take many forms and shapes - as many as the variety of landscapes, wineries and vineyards found across the country. Will you get the chance to have a look or even take part in one of them?

Harvest 2014-09-02 12:09:17

Rioja

Vivanco, the wine museum you must visit

Amaya Cervera | August 22nd, 2014

It clearly exceeds expectations thanks to its size, the variety of pieces on display and its ability to surprise. Located in Briones, it has become a major international tourist destination.

Rioja 2014-08-22 09:08:25

Routes

Cathedrals and other tapas temples

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | August 19th, 2014

This route follows the path of three major Gothic cathedrals (Burgos, Toledo and León) and their surrounding areas full of bars and restuarants. Three people who know their cities well recommend their favourite spots to eat and drink.

Routes 2014-08-19 07:08:14