Comeback kid: Garnacha Blanca

Garnacha Blanca is one of Spain’s great revival stories. It’s a familiar tale: a once prolific variety fell out of fashion in the 20th century due to economic and cultural factors. Phylloxera certainly did the grape no favors; many Garnacha Blanca vines were not re-grafted in the early 1900s after Spain’s vineyards were devastated by […]

Una Sorpresa: Albillo grape variety

Spain is a chameleon. For wine lovers who seek familiar styles and much-loved classics, it offers velvety reds from Rioja and potent concoctions from Ribera del Duero. Sparkling wine aficionados take their pick from Cava, Corpinnat, and Conca del Rui Anoia, produced in spectacular vineyards located south of Barcelona. Fans of fortified have sherry, while […]

A Burgundy imitation: Godello grape variety

Spain has a longstanding global reputation for producing smooth and elegant red wines. Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Bierzo, and Priorat have become household names among collectors and Spanish enthusiasts looking for a taste of the Iberian Peninsula. Yet the nation’s talented winegrowers have not limited their ambitions to the color red. Modern Spain is all […]

Thrust into the spotlight: Albariño

For decades, white varieties from the Iberian Peninsula were an almost non-existent part of Europe’s restaurant scene. Wine lovers raved about silky reds from Rioja – they cheered the arrival of new vintages from Bodegas La Rioja Alta and Viña Tondonia. But fresh and fruit-driven white wines? They were noticeable by their absence. Thankfully, this […]

Verdejo’s journey to greatness

It has been described as Spain’s answer to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, which is not damning with faint praise! Once an unknown quantity in the arid plains of Castilla y León, Verdejo has been put on the international map. The acreage has been steadily increasing for years, reflecting the insatiable global demand for saline and […]

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Cellar Tours is a Luxury Travel Specialist, operating since 2003 and offering exclusive Mercedes chauffeured Gourmet Vacations in Chile, France, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain. We specialize in luxurious custom designed vacations, events and incentives related to food and wine. We are proud members of Slow Food, UNAV (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals).

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