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Spain’s Hidden Playground + a sneak peek at Portugal
October 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Spanish wine has a marketing problem. What will it take to put the nation’s wines on the map?
Spain is a hot, dry, mountainous country with more vineyard land than any other nation on earth. It could be argued that Spain is a viticultural miracle. After years on the sidelines of the world of fine wine, it is now a major player that we’ve got to learn more about.
If you were, say, mapping out which wine regions to visit on a vacation to Spain … Even some Spaniards wouldnt know where to begin. Well, heres a secret: No matter where you are on the Iberian Peninsula, youre never far from a vineyardso dont overthink it. Barcelona is a commuter train away from the historic cava houses of Penedès. Bierzo, the region wine geeks cant stop fawning over, is a pleasant, quiet drive from León. And the Sherry Triangle, though it sounds a tad foreboding, can be explored on a painless day-trip from Seville. Whether youre a casual wine drinker or a seasoned sommelier, we’ll taste our way through how to weave some vineyard-hopping into your Spanish vacation.