Revived wine grapes may resist climate change – Torres

Spain’s Torres said it has brought two red wine grape varieties back from the brink of extinction and believes they could help the group manage the effects of climate change. [Read more…]

Young Spanish Entrepreneurs Create the World’s First Blue Wine

Chances are you have been asked whether you prefer red or white wine (maybe even rosé) time and time again. But now, places in Spain may even ask if you prefer blue wine.

Gik—the world’s first blue wine—is the fruit of six entrepreneurial 20-somethings’ labors in El Bierzo, Leon. [Read more…]

5 Lesser-Known Spanish Wines

When talking about the historic and famous wine regions of the Old World, it always seems that France and Italy take center stage, while poor Spain gets left just outside of the spotlight. However, with a winemaking tradition that is just as rich as Italy and France, there is some incredible [Read more…]

The 5 Best Wine Pairings for Easter Lamb

Lamb is traditionally–and symbolically–the main dish at Easter dinner. I like it so much, I cook it all year long. But, according to a survey by the American Lamb Board, almost 40% of Americans have never tasted this luscious cut of meat. If you’re one of them, this is the season to try it, along with some beautiful red wines. Younger (spring!) lambs taste milder and less gamey, but still deliver a richness that rivals steak. That makes the meat ideal for dry, fruit-forward red wines. [Read more…]

New gadget can ‘age’ wine in minutes, inventors claim

A new gadget which claims to ‘age’ wine in minutes, improving its taste and making it more mellow, could be on sale by the end of the year after tests in the US proved successful. The Wine Wizard uses electro-magnetic and acoustic waves to increase the wine’s pH, reducing acidity and sulphite levels in a process that lasts 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the degree of ‘maturation’ required – light, medium or maximum. [Read more…]

Torres unveils plans for premium Cava

Major Spanish producer Torres will release a new range of wines – including a ‘niche, premium Cava’ – over the next five years, according to company CEO Miguel Torres Maczassek. [Read more…]

Sotheby’s to Auction Dinner with elBulli Chef

Auction house Sotheby’s is offering the highest bidder at an upcoming wine auction the chance to enjoy a dinner prepared by legendary chef Ferran Adrià himself. [Read more…]

Wines of Valencia in Spain

Gary Vaynerchuk’s wine explorations bring him to the up and coming southeast Spanish region of Valencia, where they are churning out ever-improving wines in a range of styles, made from both native and indigenous grapes. [Read more…]

Godello – Spanish white wine grape

Gary Vaynerchuk has been fascinated with the surging popularity of the Spanish white wine grape, Godello. He tastes two from Galicia in the Northwest part of the country to see if they can live up to the hype. [Read more…]