Tag Archives: Castilla y León

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Ribera del Duero

The past few years have been good to the Ribera del Duero wine region in North Central Spain; but much like Sonoma in California wine country, it has had to contend with a more popular older sibling, Rioja. That said, given the region’s much deserved recent international notoriety, things are changing. On a recent trip…
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A “Grand” Tasting: The Wines of Ribera del Duero

If you have never heard of the Ribera del Duero D.O. then you are either a teetotaler or a hermit. Producing some amazing wines and rivaling the likes of Rioja and Priorat, Ribera del Duero has been an official D.O. since 1982. The region is located approximately an hour and a half north of Madrid…
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The Twelfth Ribera of Christmas: 2002 Flor de Pingus

"For the twelfth Ribera of Christmas my wine guy gave to me… a 2002 Flor de Pingus." This holiday tour around Ribera del Duero has come to a close. What better way to finish than with a wine from one of Spain's most prolific winemakers? Bodega Dominio de Pingus is the brainchild of Danish winemaker…
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The Eleventh Ribera of Christmas: 2009 JC Vizcarra

"For the eleventh Ribera of Christmas my wine guy gave to me… a 2009 JC Vizcarra." Named after owner and winemaker Juan Carlos ("JC") Vizcarra, Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos has 26 hectares (64 acres) of vineyards in the villages of Mambrilla de Castrejón and Roa in the Burgos province of Ribera del Duero. The winery was…
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The Tenth Ribera of Christmas: 2009 Arrocal

"For the tenth Ribera of Christmas my wine guy gave to me… a 2009 Arrocal." The small village of Gumiel de Mercardo is where, in 1999, Rosa and Moisés took over the family vineyard and planted new plots for Bodegas Arrocal. Two years later they produced the winery's first vintage. A new winery was built…
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