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Spanish reds for the American autumn

Bill Ward | October 24th, 2017

As the weather cools, Americans’ appetite for Spain’s red wines warms up. From coast to coast, retailers and restaurateurs see an uptick in sales of not just Riojas but also an increasingly diverse selection of Spanish reds.

USA 2017-10-24 12:10:11

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Cava brings a sparkle to the US craft-cocktail movement

Bill Ward | July 26th, 2017

From Florida to California, mixed drinks containing Cava are a hot item. Mixmasters not only are finding it an affordable substitute for Champagne in staples like Mimosas, they also are making complicated cocktails that are finding favor with consumers.

USA 2017-07-26 09:07:14

USA

Spanish grapes find a home in US vineyards

Bill Ward | April 11th, 2017

Tempranillo grapes have a long but spotty history in the United States. Albariño has almost no history, but both Spanish varieties have made great inroads in recent years, with domestic production rising sharply in quantity and quality.

USA 2017-04-11 10:04:51

USA

Are Spanish wines a good match for Americans’ favorite foods?

Bill Ward | November 15th, 2016

Unlike Spain, most popular foods in the US are not associated with particular regions. We ask three restaurant experts which Iberian wines they would match up best with classic American food.

USA 2016-11-15 08:11:45

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Stellar Spanish wine lists in the US destination cities

Bill Ward | July 12th, 2016

It’s not a reach to say that the United States has a major dose of Iberian Fever. As Spanish wines continue to ascend in popularity, and as more brands are imported to the US, restaurant wine lists are making the most of it. 

USA 2016-07-12 11:07:04

USA

What next for Spanish whites after the rise and fall of Albariño?

Bill Ward | April 26th, 2016

The range of Spanish whites is definitely broader in the US than 10 years ago, says Bill Ward, but there’s still a lot of work to do to bring awareness to them after Albariño’s stumbles in this highly competitive market.

USA 2016-04-26 09:04:19

USA

US importers seek out genuine Spanish producers

Lucas Payá | April 11th, 2016

To end his series of articles on leading importers of Spanish wines in the US, Lucas Payá asked them about the future: what’s in store for Spanish wines in such a competitive market?

USA 2016-04-11 08:04:05

USA

Millennials place 'value' on Spanish wine explorations

Bill Ward | February 9th, 2016

For young, hip Americans, Spain’s wines offer up a brave new world. The wide range of Iberian wines allows them to explore and experiment on the cheap.

USA 2016-02-09 10:02:01

USA

US wholesalers warm up to Spanish wines

Lucas Payá | November 24th, 2015

After his detailed piece on the leading importers of Spanish wine into the US, Lucas Payá takes a look at the presence of Spanish selections in the portfolios of large wholesale players.

USA 2015-11-24 09:11:27

USA

US importers who champion Spanish wines

Lucas Payá | October 20th, 2015

Pioneering initiatives and young adventurous projects. We review the leading importers who have worked hard to improve the presence of Spanish wines in the world’s most important market.

USA 2015-10-20 09:10:58

USA

Sangria gets a full makeover in the US

Bill Ward | July 16th, 2015

Spain’s prototypical drink has found a welcome home in all corners of the country, even if it often bears little resemblance to traditional versions.

USA 2015-07-16 08:07:53

USA

America’s west coast opens up to new Spanish wines

Bill Ward | April 14th, 2015

More than a decade after Spanish wine became “the next big thing” on America’s west coast, consumers are digging deeper for discovery, and finding much to their liking.

USA 2015-04-14 09:04:30

USA

Sherry cocktails causing a stir in Manhattan and beyond

Bill Ward | February 10th, 2015

Everything comes back around, the saying goes. That’s certainly true for sherry cocktails in the US, even if it has taken a century.

USA 2015-02-10 07:02:17

USA

Spanish wines in Washington

Lucas Payá | December 23rd, 2014

After working for Spanish chef Ferran Adriá at El Bulli, sommelier Lucas Payá moved to Washington, where he now lives. He has discovered a pretty and quiet city with a vibrant activity around wine and plenty of serious aficionados.

USA 2014-12-23 12:12:53

USA

Adventurous US consumers seek out Spanish wines

Bill Ward | December 5th, 2014

It wasn’t so long ago that a Spanish restaurant in the United States would have a few tapas and native dishes, usually washed down with sangria. The Spanish section in a wine store, if it even existed, would have a handful of Riojas.

USA 2014-12-05 09:12:36