Yeehaw! When it comes to wine, Spain is kinda like the wild west. Unlike France which has been set in it’s ways for centuries, Spanish winemakers, while being steeped in tradition, are thinking outside the box.
While still acknowledging the old, they are also embracing new- searching out new terroirs (fancy-pants lingo for new places more or less), new regions and old indigenous grape varieties that have been overlooked in recent years. Sounds a little like California to me.
Not only an awesome place to visit or walk across (more on that later) the regions of Rioja, Priorat, Montsant, Ribera del Duero, Bierzo, and Rias Brixas to name a few are putting out great wines that are, to say the least, cost-effective due to their economy which, shall we say, blows.
So check out Uncorked this Friday- Anjilla and Mark will be pouring wine and amazing you with their firm grasp of high-school level Spanish. And it doesn’t take much to get Mark to ramble on about his walk across Spain on the Camino de Santiago.