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Exploring Ribera del Duero with maps and facts

Amaya Cervera | September 20th, 2017

SWL subscribers and those willing to sign for our weekly newsletter can download our presentation of Ribera del Duero including a map of soils and basic facts about one of Spain’s top red wine regions.

Wine regions 2017-09-20 09:09:46

Wine regions

Rioja in the 21st century: styles and categories of wine

Amaya Cervera | March 15th, 2017

Three wide subareas and three aging categories (Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva) are not enough to explain a vast, complex wine area like Rioja. SWL charts its evolution and brings a guide to understand the region’s wines.

Wine regions 2017-03-15 10:03:35

Wine regions

Cangas: from coal mines to fine wines

Pedro Ballesteros MW | February 7th, 2017

Mines and wine have a shared past in the world’s history. In Spain, there is a great example in Cangas, a region in Asturias which came close to losing its vineyards. Today it is gradually reviving thanks to its unique scenery and grape varieties.

Wine regions 2017-02-07 10:02:32

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Tenerife wines fall under the spell of the volcano

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | January 25th, 2017

Canary Wine stopped being the island’s most sought-after product a long time ago, but the wines of Tenerife and its neighboring islands resonate again among experts and consumers thanks to a bunch of producers set on letting the world know about their

Wine regions 2017-01-25 11:01:22

Wine regions

Terra Alta: charting new roads for Garnacha

Amaya Cervera | September 14th, 2016

Accounting for 33% of the total plantings of White Garnacha worldwide, Terra Alta has also started exploring the potential of its red wines. This unsung appellation in the far south of Catalonia is an interesting mix of landscape, architecture and wines.

Wine regions 2016-09-14 10:09:06

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Rufete grapes put Sierra de Salamanca on the wine map

Amaya Cervera | July 20th, 2016

Despite its small size, Sierra de Salamanca boasts an enchanting scenery, interesting soils and a precious wine treasure: Rufete is a floral, delicate variety which fits in perfectly with the trend towards less-structured, Burgundy-style wines.

Wine regions 2016-07-20 10:07:15

Wine regions

Extremadura wines: in search of identity

Amaya Cervera | March 16th, 2016

This huge region in southwestern Spain is far from being identified with a wine style of its own. Could this lack of definition actually be a blessing?

Wine regions 2016-03-16 08:03:50

Wine regions

The uncertain future of Málaga’s sweet wines

Amaya Cervera | December 16th, 2015

SWL explores the delicious rarity of an appellation which is almost entirely devoted to sweet wines; a captivating mix of landscape, history and complex winemaking traditions which are suitably apt to enjoy during the Christmas season.

Wine regions 2015-12-16 10:12:14

Wine regions

The breathtaking beauty of Gredos in pictures

Amaya Cervera | October 27th, 2015

Pepe Franco’s pictures portray both dramatic landscapes and everyday tasks in Gredos, managing to capture the essence of a unique landscape, its vineyards and people. Find out more about this rugged and beautiful Spanish wine region.

Wine regions 2015-10-27 10:10:42

Wine regions

Toro: the land of hearty reds and old vines

Amaya Cervera | March 18th, 2015

If there is a Spanish wine region capable of enveloping your palate, that is certainly Toro. Its powerful reds are shaped, in no small part, by the pre-phylloxera vineyards found in this area.

Wine regions 2015-03-18 06:03:58