Ribera, Rueda Snag Best-Of 2016 Honors

As wine writers and magazines release their best of 2016 lists, Ribera del Duero and Rueda got frequent honors.

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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: 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: 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: Alonso del Yerro

Family is everything at Alonso del Yerro, from the names of their wines to a special barrel-marking tradition, everything is done with one thing in mind: Make great wines, together.

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:
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: 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

At Amada, a Wine for Everyone

Nacho Monclus’ egalitarian style gives drinkers plenty of choices to pair with chef Jose Garces' acclaimed food.

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Other Articles

Sepia’s Elite Wine List Brings Ribera, Rueda to Chicago

Sommelier Arthur Hon admits to being a bit obsessive about his quest for wine knowledge. His first “a-ha moment” in wine was with a 1998 Chiarello Family Vineyards Roux Old Vine Petite Sirah, prompting him to drink only Petite Sirah for the next three months. Then he discovered Burgundy. “I really fell in love with […]

With Wine and Food, ‘There Are No Rules’ at Tertulia

As service director at NYC hotspot Tertulia, Gil Avital has a simple premise: “In Spain, it is such a strong culture to get together with food and beverages. We want to create that here in New York.”

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.

‘Uncorked’ Sommeliers Taste Their Way Through Ribera and Rueda

Somms Morgan Harris and Yannick Benjamin got the opportunity to travel to Ribera del Duero and Rueda to do some on-the-ground studying and training.

Brahm Callahan Joins RyR As Newest Ambassador

The Ribera del Duero and Rueda wine regions of Spain have announced Brahm Callahan as their newest brand ambassador. The Master Sommelier is beverage director for Boston-based Himmel Hospitality Group.

From Med School to Master Sommelier: Alex LaPratt’s Wine Journey

Growing up and even during his college years, Alex LaPratt had his eyes set on becoming a doctor.