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The Tempranillo Project: Can Spain’s Noble Grape Find a Home in the United States?

Spanish Tempranillo (“Tinta Roriz” in Portugal) has long since been labeled the “noble” grape of the Iberian Peninsula.  It is, in many ways, Spain’s darling grape and one the country’s most popular contributions to the world’s best indigenous varieties, although Spain is also responsible for introducing Garnacha (Grenache), Cariñena (Carignan), and Monastell (Mourvèdre) to the…
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Confessions Of A Spanish Wine Snob (Part I)

I am a self-proclaimed Spanish Wine Snob. I just really LOVE Spanish wine. My wine cellar is almost exclusively (literally, 99%) Spanish; when I enjoy a dinner out I order Spanish wine from the international list. My friends ask me, “With all the great wine in the world (I live in California where some allegedly…
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