SPAIN (The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.)

SPAIN (The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.)

This region is not excused from having world class attractions and award winning wine. Whether it’s the Royal Palace in Madrid or the Prado Museum, a glass of Rioja will make the experience that much tastier!

Here are a few areas to check out:

-Ribera del Duero



Ribera del Duero is an important wine region in northern Spain. Its wines are made mainly from Tempranillo grapes. Ribera del Duero is almost entirely devoted to red wine. Tempranillo is the most widely planted grape variety, known locally either as Tinto Fino or Tinta del Pais. It produces wines which are deeply colored, with a firm tannin structure and complex aromas of dark fruit. Most of the top examples age gracefully for years. Garnacha is used for most rosé wines. Albillo is the only white grape with vines planted in Ribera del Duero. It produces wines for local consumption that don’t qualify for the Ribera del Duero DO title. It can also be used in tiny quantities as a softener/blend for heavy reds. The region’s mountain ranges create an extreme climate. Hot and dry summers are followed by harsh winters. Temperatures can range from –0.4°F to 104°F.

The northern wine region of Galicia enjoys more rain than much of the rest of Spain. Due to the abundance of fresh fish and seafood, Galicia is renowned for mostly white wines and some terroir-driven reds. Key grapes include Albarino, Mencia, Godello and Treixadura.

Rioja is a region and a wine. The denomination of origin Rioja spreads along 54.000 hectares around three different Communities (La Rioja, Basque Country, and Navarre). The grape in this wine is also Tempranillo. Rioja is also a perfect place to enjoy tapas (small appetizers). The Region feeds off the local Ebro River.

So, where will you be traveling, and what will you be drinking? Get some wine here!

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