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Spanning centuries, continents, oceans, and kings, the story of how American oak barrels became an iconic component of Spanish wines is as much an account of one nation’s vinicultural development as it is a revealing look into the socioeconomic history of colonialism itself. No other Old World winemaking region is as closely aligned with the […]

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Sarah Tracey is the Wine Director of Greenwich Village farm-to-table restaurant Villanelle; wine writer for Martha Stewart Living; frequent wine contributor to publications like Food & Wine, Town & Country, Refinery 29, and Forbes; an in-demand wine educator with hundreds of events on her resume; and the founder of The Lush Life. Wines from Spain […]

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Rebecca Boyd is a Wine Buyer in the Spain & Portugal categories for Total Wine & More, one of America’s largest wine retailers. Total Wine & More has 196 stores across 23 states—which also makes it one of the largest Spanish wine retailers in the country as well! Wines from Spain recently sat down with […]

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On April 4th, wine pros and Hispanophiles convened at Legacy Records in Manhattan’s hospitality hotspot Hudson Yards for a seminar on the wines of Rías Baixas. Led by acclaimed sommeliers Yannick Benjamin and Michael Meagher MS, the event featured unique wines native to Galicia’s most well-known wine-producing region, highlighting both their unmistakable sense of place […]

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AJ Ojeda Pons, the newly-named Beverage Director of Mercado Little Spain—the Spanish gastronomic destination in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards—recently sat down with Wines From Spain to discuss hot trends in Spanish wine, mouthwatering pairings (iconic and original), and how he shares his passion for vinous and culinary exploration with all of his guests. Congratulations on your […]

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Wines From Spain recently spoke with Rick Fisher, Spanish Wine Scholar Education Director. In this interview, Rick discusses an exciting new Spanish wine education program being offered by the Wine Scholar Guild. He also talks about the joys of Garnacha Tinta, the ever-increasing popularity of Rías Baixas wines in the American marketplace, and a few of […]

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It’s finally here! In March 2019, the long-awaited Mercado Little Spain food market and restaurant opened in New York’s Hudson Yards. Inspired by the historic mercados (markets) of his home country, U.S.-based Spanish-American chef José Andrés and Ferran and Albert Adria have created an all-day dining destination for food and wine lovers to enjoy the […]

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From Green Spain in the northwest to Andalucia in the south, each Spanish wine region has something unique to offer wine lovers. Each region’s offerings go beyond wine, including incredible architecture and design, sumptuous local foods and produce, and breathtaking vistas. Here at Wines From Spain, we are breaking down the different Spanish wine regions […]

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In honor of National Drink Wine Day, we are featuring a deep dive into the world of wine on Spain’s Canary Islands! As with many historic wine regions, vinification in the Canary Islands began because Catholic missionaries needed sacramental wine. Today, the Canary Islands’ remoteness have allowed for a number of indigenous grapes, such as […]

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A glass of Spanish red wine is the perfect pick-me-up after a cold winter day. Whether you’re looking for a bold, tannic wine or something lighter-bodied with floral notes, Spain has a red for every palate. Here is a list of Spanish reds that can be enjoyed as-is or paired with your favorite winter meals! […]

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