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Twenty unforgettable wines we tasted at Vinoble

Amaya Cervera | June 12th, 2018

If there’s a wine fair in Spain that wine geeks feel drawn to, it is Vinoble in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz). In early June and under the blue Andalusian skies, SWL attended this great stage for sweet, fortified and other special wines.

Recommended wines 2018-06-12 10:06:29

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Ten Spanish wines to try in 2018

Amaya Cervera | April 9th, 2018

Here is a selection of wines showing the wide diversity of styles we have in Spain. Different regions, grape varieties and styles —all of them are worth trying and have an interesting story behind them.

Recommended wines 2018-04-09 11:04:44

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Único 2006 recoups the essence of Vega Sicilia

Amaya Cervera | February 12th, 2018

We have been pleasantly surprised by Vega Sicilia Único’s latest vintage in the market. To explain our excitement for this 2006, we examine the house’s recent releases — unusually, they haven’t followed the usual time sequence.

Recommended wines 2018-02-12 12:02:40

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Seven great value reds from southeast Spain

Amaya Cervera | January 16th, 2018

With Christmas now behind us, it’s time to come back down to earth and do a reality check. In the world of wine that means affordable choices, so this year we bring a list of wines from southeastern Spain, an excellent source of great value reds.

Recommended wines 2018-01-16 06:01:19

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International experts choose their top Spanish wines

Amaya Cervera | December 19th, 2017

We have asked some leading wine experts from various countries around the world to reveal which Spanish wines have surprised them this year. They had total freedom to choose style, price and region and these are their answers.

Recommended wines 2017-12-19 08:12:14

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Ten smart buys that reflect Rioja’s amazing diversity

Amaya Cervera | October 18th, 2017

Rioja is arguably the most prestigious and mature wine producing region in Spain but its diversity of style never ceases to surprise. We reveal 10 great buys that caught our attention during our last trip to the area.

Recommended wines 2017-10-18 08:10:39

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The increasing diversity of reds in Priorat

Amaya Cervera | June 20th, 2017

After taking part in the latest edition of Espai Priorat, I bring you a wide selection of reds form the area reflecting the great diversity of styles. I also tasted some older bottles that hint at how these wines can develop with time.

Recommended wines 2017-06-20 08:06:19

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Priorat whites: a tiny but appealing category

Amaya Cervera | June 6th, 2017

One of the highlights of Espai Priorat’s latest edition, a biannual event to introduce the area to foreign opinion leaders and wine buyers, was the vitality of the region’s white wines. A really small category, it boasts more diversity than initially

Recommended wines 2017-06-06 01:06:11

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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