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Thursday, November 01, 2012 (read 1820 times)
 

Five New Spanish Wine Routes

by Dilek

An important center of attraction in Spain is its cuisine yet tasting the very finest selection of Spanish wine must be added to your to-do-list too. From south to north and east to west, many wine routes are welcoming you to discover Spain which five new routes have joined to this world recently. While following these routes, you will slowly become an expert of wine tasting, start to understand Spanish gastronomy, live Spanish culture and explore new sights of Spain.

In Galicia, be ready to get surprised by the sea food and wonderful wines of Rías Baixas coming from the soil of Ribeiro. In the east, the worldwide famous Rioja will host travelers in three different parts. Rioja Alta, Alavesa and Baja are well known regions that each produces its own specific wine and is mostly red. Navarre region is proud of its red, white and rose wine emerged from the combination of fruits of tradition and history. Alicante with its beautiful landscape and Spanish western culture may amaze you with its wine also. Ribera del Duero is living with wine. As it is the culture of the region, it is almost impossible to set them apart.

There are 17 certificated wine routes, four of them are in the process of certification and five new routes have been added to Spanish wine map. The new routes are Campo de Cariñena one of the oldest wine region in Zaragoza having a wide range of grapes like the famous Tempranillo or Cariñena, Rueda in Valladolid where you can taste Sauvignon Blanc or Verdejo, in Basque Country the region Txakoli de Álava is famous for chacoli wine which is produced in Ayala region, Yecla is situated in Murcia and you can try some Chardonnay or Merlot in this region. And lastly you can visit a wine museum in Ronda, Malaga, where you can see the wine production process and taste a lot of wine.

You can test yourself in blind tasting or realize the difference between wines by vertical or horizontal tasting. If just to improve wine knowledge and taste as an amateur is enough for you, visiting wine museums and bodegas must see places on your path. Many Spanish wineyards are almost half a century old; you will also feel the remains of Spanish history. Get a map of Spain and pick a place for an unforgettable tour.
 


Keywords: rioja,spanish wine,spanish culture,ribera del duero,wine routes

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