Tonight, I can smell the season the way it’s usually only possible to at the very first moments of its return before you’re used to it, when you’ve forgotten its smell, then there it is back in the air and the flow of things shifting and resettling again. – Ali Smith, author/playwright When evening descends […]
It takes time to get to know a great wine region, especially one as diverse as Ribera del Duero. There are no shortcuts to understanding. You have to talk to winemakers, walk through vineyards, read the available literature and, of course, taste the wines over a series of vintages, noting the effects of different growing […]
Red, white, Spain — and blue too. That’s almost all you need to remember when it comes to pairing cheese with its perfect Spanish wine partners. The “almost” part is the fact the wines are not just any Spanish red and white wines. Instead, we’re talking Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero and Rueda’s premier white […]
In most places, an axiom like “ten months of winter, two months of hell” would more likely be the snicker of a competitive region than it would a statement by its own. But winemakers in Spain’s Ribera del Duero, located in Castilla y León in the north-central part of the country, are happy to own […]
“Diligence is the mother of good fortune” – Chapter XLIII, Part II, Miguel de Cervantes This quote from Castilla y León’s most famous author could be applied to many things, but perhaps no more so than to the wine region of Ribera del Duero, an area two hours north of Madrid. Located within Castilla y […]
The classic French dish coq au vin (“chicken in wine”) is made most often with red wine, but white wine works just as beautifully! The spices, complex and rich flavors of Ribera del Duero red Tempranillo wines highlight the pancetta and chicken, while the bright, mineral Rueda Verdejo white wines complement the vegetables. Ingredients 2 […]
Hero Photo @RollcutStudios Recipe and Photo by Christine Carlson of @c.r.a.v.i.n.g.s The secret to the best charcuterie spread is to be prepared with a range of perfect pairings for whatever is in your guests’ wine glasses. From Black Pepper Cherry Jam for Ribera del Duero Tempranillo and Vanilla Ginger Apricot Jam for Rueda Verdejo, this Summer […]
And where there’s big meat, there’s big wine – and at celebrity chef Michael Symon's Roast in Detroit, there's plenty of Ribera del Duero and Rueda.