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Rueda: Land of Lions and Verdejos


Photography by Galdones Photography When winemaking began in Rueda around 1,000 years ago, it’s a wonder anyone would have thought to plant grapes in this region of extremes – blisteringly hot summers, bitterly cold winters, and a relatively high altitude. Happily, the local monks and the Verdejo grape, native to North Africa, arrived in the […]

Talking Tapas and Spain’s Most Prestigious Wine Regions


Photography by Galdones Photography The concept of the free snack in American culture runs the gamut from dive bars to white tablecloth restaurants, places where the phrases “happy hour” and “amuse bouche” translate to small, often tasty snacks or nibbles, whether salted popcorn in a bar or more elaborate bites prepared by a restaurant is […]

Destination Cheese: European Edition


When planning post-lockdown travels, combine natural splendor with splendid cheese.

Asturias: Land of Artisanal Cheeses


These tenacious cheesemakers preserve an ancient way of life in Austurias, a region in northern Spain.

One Cheese, Five Ways: Hola, Manchego!


Welcome this nutty sheep’s milk cheese to your table for a taste of Spain.

Pairing: Ahuntz Ederra + Spiced Pear Syrup


The Pyrénées mountain range sits as a natural boundary between France and Spain, rising up from the land just north of Barcelona and reaching its fingers west into the Basque Country. Culturally unique from Spain, the Basque region’s identity is shaped in part by strong agricultural traditions, evidenced in Basque cheesemaking. Basque Country possesses three […]

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The Best Spanish Wines to Pair with Manchego


Manchego’s inherent Spanish-ness makes it an excellent excuse to delve into the world of Spanish wine.

3 Cheeses That Look Like Manchego But Aren’t


These look-alikes will keep your Manchego-addicted palate just as satisfied.

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