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Wine Wednesday ~ Iberian Peninsula

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Wines of the Iberian Peninsula       by Marty Cook

The Iberian Peninsula can lay claim to a rich and diverse history and culture. Home to two maritime nations that spawned many explorers and Conquistadors that, rightfully or wrongfully, settled an enormous portion of the globe in centuries past, and the destination of choice for many of today’s world travelers, both Spain and Portugal also hold sway in today’s world of wine production and wine appreciation.

There is more to wines of the Iberian Peninsula than just the regions of the Dão (Portugal) or the Rioja (Spain), and many grapes are grown throughout the many wine regions of both countries.

So, put on your own explorer’s hat and set out to conquer the Portuguese and Spanish sections of your local Wine & Spirits shop and let’s show a bit of diversity and creativity in our search for grapes other than the usual ones above. Portugal alone grows grapes from A-to-V (Alvariñho to Viosiñho).  Spain has the world’s largest vineyard area, which gives it an unparalleled wealth and diversity in terms of grape varieties and wine styles: still wines, sparkling, fortified, etc. – a treasure trove from Airén to Xarello.  There is so much from which to choose!    Let’s see some unique wine region and varietal shopping – it will be fun to share!

Date and time for this upcoming Wine Wednesday is June 9th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern/New York Time Zone. And, as a reminder, please shoot a photo of the front and back labels of your bottle and e-mail them to WineCat@pa.net for inclusion in our weekly Wine Wednesday PowerPoint slide show. This promises to be a very interesting installment of Wine Wednesday, not to mention “affordable”, as prices for Portuguese and Spanish wines can be very attractive!

We look forward to seeing you this coming Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Eastern/New York Time Zone!


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June 9
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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