Pairings for Mind-Melting Tapas

Renowned sommelier Rachel Macalisang is challenged with finding just the right wines to accompany the wild creations of chef José Andrés at the famed Bazaar in Los Angeles.

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Spain’s Rueda Wine Region Allows New Grapes and Classifications

Among a number of changes to the D.O., Viognier and Chardonnay grapes have been given the thumbs up and three classifications have been merged together. By Mike Pomranz, Food & Wine With Spanish wines, the first name that typically comes to mind is Rioja and its long-aging reds. But Spain has over 100 classified wine regions, and white […]

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Coq Au Vin with Spanish Wine

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 […]

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Sip Tips: Ribera del Duero & Rueda Virtual Tasting

Ever wonder the history of Verdejo? Curious about Tempranillo and its vast food pairings? Watch our recent virtual tasting with Snooth for a crash course on Ribera y Rueda. Listen along to the charming history and winemaking traditions of Spain’s top wine regions and partake in our tasting notes and pairing suggestions as we taste […]

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Rueda Awakening

The quality white wines from the Spanish region of Rueda are ready to break out of the domestic market, as Patrick Schmitt MW discussed at a recent masterclass in London.

Recipes & Pairings

Sticky Peppered Skirt Steak + Charred Red Onions

For the ultimate wine and dine experience – fire up the grill, uncork a bottle of Ribera and enjoy this delicious recipe with your familia. The cracked pepper, lemon and garlic add bright flavors to the marinade, while the honey gives this skirt steak the sticky sweetness we crave in each bite. In your glass, […]

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Prime Rib with Red Wine Beef Jus

Prime rib and a glass of Ribera Tempranillo can turn any dinner into a special occasion. Nearly impossible to mess up, prime rib can be an approachable meal for even inexperienced cooks. The red wine jus is easy to make in advance and makes your meal that much more luxurious. Serves 2-20 (depending on roast […]

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One-Hour Orange and Soy-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Smoked or grilled meats bring out the best in Tempranillo. Oaky, smoky, dark and bold, Ribera Tempranillo is a wonderful pairing for a rack of ribs. Busting myths that ribs need to be slowly cooked in whole slabs over wood fire, this recipe is quick and simple enough for any weeknight dinner, and yet delicious […]

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Lamb Burgers with Parsley Aioli

Lamb is a natural with the red wines of Ribera del Duero—it’s almost impossible to visit the region without tasting lechazo asado (roast suckling lamb). Swapping the usual beef burgers for lamb is a nod to that classic dish. Use the leftover parsley sauce as a salad dressing or a dip for veggies. Serves 4 […]

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