This fantastic wine shop, Vino y Compañía, is the place to discover the fantastic variety and quality of wine on offer in Spain. They have more than 2,000 wines, cavas and liqueurs to choose from. Need some help? The expert staff here will make recommendations to suit your preferences and wallet.
Come with an open mind – I love Rioja; it’s a majestic wine and worthy of its fame around the world. However, there is so much more than just Rioja in Spain! Red wines of note include Ribera del Duero, where viticulture arrived in the 12th century with Benedictine monks from Burgundy. Priorat is another wonderful red that is gaining in popularity recently and I really enjoy this characterful wine from Catalonia.
If it’s white wine that rocks your boat, try a Txakoli from the Basque Country- this unusual wine is slightly sparkling and dry as a bone. Galician whites such as the mineral-y Albariño or fruitier Ribeiro are great, as is the ubiquitous Rueda del Duero from the Castilla y León region – full-bodied and crisp.
Sadly the pandemic has meant the wine tasting evenings are on hold for the time being, but they will be back, which is something to look forward to I think!