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Wines of Rioja, Spain

In Rioja, aging wine traced back to the late 1700s, a practice inspired by Bordeaux region of France.  Although at the time larger barrels were used.  By the mid 1800s, Rioja wine landscape experienced major growth as result...

Wines of Jerez (Sherry), Spain

Geography & Climate At the very southern tip of Spain, Jerez DOC is world famous for bull-fighting and Sherry (or Xeres in French).   Ripeness is never a problem, the region is blessed with abundant sunshine almost year-round but...

Wines of Priorat, Spain

Geography & Climate Situates on the lower western corner of Catalunia west of Penedes, Priorat is a rather small region; most vineyards are planted on steep slopes around the district of Monstant.  For a long time, only horses,...