Pairings For America's Top Ten Pizzas

America's top ranked pies show incredible variety, from sausage to squash blossoms. One sommelier thinks there's a different Ribera del Duero or Rueda to compliment every single bite.

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Meet Your Makers

Pago de Carraovejas

With a view that will make you want to quit your job and live the winery life, Pago de Carraovejas has had massive success all thanks to ... pigs?


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Meet Your Makers: Belondrade

Doing the same old thing simply isn’t in the cards for the Belondrade family, who make white wines in Rueda that will buckle your knees.

Meet Your Makers:
O. Fournier

The way that the Ortega family started their now-bicontinental O. Fournier winery is not your typical family winery tale.

Meet Your Makers: Garciarévalo

With the Garciarévalo fan base growing from Seattle to New York to Madrid and every where between, Antonio Arévalo has a lot to be proud of.

Meet Your Makers: Protos

Even for those who might only be minimally aware of Ribera del Duero wines, there’s a good chance you have come across Protos while staring at a wine store shelf or pondering the Spanish section of a restaurant’s wine list. Their history and pedigree make Protos the quintessence of Ribera.

Meet Your Makers: Dominio del Aguila

Up a hill that your car might not be able to climb, on a street that you’ll never find in a tiny town that your GPS will have no idea about — where finding a fellow human to ask for directions can take upwards of an hour — there’s something special and, dare we say, […]

Meet Your Makers: Nexus & Frontaura

For years, Camino Pardo's Nexus & Frontaura wines were a hit all over the world … except one very important person still hadn’t tasted them: her father. Then, one day, that all changed.

Chefs & Somms

Sepia's Elite Wine List Brings RyR to Chicago

Up for the James Beard Foundation award for Best Wine Program, Sepia in Chicago has one of the most respected wine lists in America thanks to sommelier Arthur Hon.

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Texas Meets Vietnam and Ribera del Duero at Houston’s Underbelly

In Houston, the innovative Underbelly is helping fuel the dining scene by putting a Vietnamese, Korean and Asian twist on Texas standbys, which opens up a whole new world of wine pairing options for sommelier Matthew Pridgen.

Houston’s Caracol Says Sí to the Sea

Caracol isn’t your typical Mexican restaurant – or at least what most would conjure up in their imagination when thinking of a Mexican restaurant. This is not the place for enchiladas with refried beans and rice.

“Crazy Legs” and “Forest Floors”: A New Wave of Wine Talk

The popular wine site Delectable proves that some of the world’s most influential wine critics aren’t solely focused on terroir and structure. Delectable — powered by both a mobile app and Web site, — counts wine makers, sellers and straight-up consumers among its growing community. These are wine lovers whose tasting room may simply be […]

Aalto Scores Big on Wine Spectator’s Top 10 List

Wine Spectator’s Top Ten Wines of the Year is a must-read list for oenophiles everywhere.  The road to 2015’s Top Ten was a long one, with over 18,000 wines tasted from 63 regions around the world. Nine Spectator tasters spend an estimated 3,600 hours ranking and rating their favorites  — that’s 150 days of straight […]

Cosme Has Rueda By the Glass, If You Can Get In

Hands-down the most buzz-worthy new restaurant -- and hence, hardest reservation -- in the New York City dining scene is Cosme. And out of just five white wines served by-the-glass, the restaurant opened with a Verdejo from Rueda on the menu.

Ribera, Rueda Earn Big 2015 Awards

When the Spanish wine guide Vivir el Vino speaks, the wine world listens — and this year the love for Ribera del Duero and Rueda is loud and true. In their 14th edition of their awards, after tasting 2,000 wines from 365 different wineries across Spain, Vivir el Vino declared Pago de Carraovejas — a […]