Courtesy of James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Werlin @cheezelady Where there’s a grill, there’s a way – Maude Frédérique Lavoie/Unsplash Grilling is the bridge between get-togethers and conversation. It is a spectator sport that thrills us with its sizzle, its transformation of food from light to dark, soft to crisp. Sweet vegetables become sweeter, […]
THE RIBERA DEL DUERO EXCEPTIONAL COMMITTEE RATES THE 2021 VINTAGE OF RIBERA DEL DUERO’S WINES AS EXCELLENT This year’s Exceptional Rating Committee was made up of ten prestigious opinion leaders representing the press, sommeliers, distributors, and winemakers from the Designation of Origin. The Committee has done an in-person analysis of the wines made with the […]
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 […]
Even for those who might only be minimally aware of Ribera del Duero wines, there’s a good chance you have come across Protos.
July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than with a dressed up dog and a nice glass of vino. From New York to Texas to Seattle, we've paired some of America's unique hot dogs with some of Spain's best wines.