Let’s Open a Bottle: Wines from Madrid

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Let’s Open a Bottle: Wines from Madrid
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It may seem counterintuitive to think that the region of Madrid, with its massive capital and built-up bedroom communities, would in anyway be a place for bodegas to make wine, but the reality is quite the opposite. Wine-producing has been going on here for centuries, and after overcoming a rough streak in the middle of the 20th Century, the winemakers of D.O. Vinos de Madrid are enjoying a renaissance.  Listen and enjoy!

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Let’s Open a Bottle: Wines from Madrid

Store featuring wines from Madrid in the Mercado de las Ventas

It may seem counterintuitive to think that the region of Madrid, with its massive capital and built-up bedroom communities, would in anyway be a place for bodegas to make wine, but the reality is quite the opposite. Wine-producing has been going on here for centuries, and after overcoming a rough streak in the middle of the 20th Century, the winemakers of D.O. Vinos de Madrid are enjoying a renaissance.  Listen and enjoy!

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Let’s Open a Bottle (4): D.O. Bierzo

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Let’s Open a Bottle (4): D.O. Bierzo
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No long ago the wines from this small region were relegated to supermarket service with little future of any substance to look forward to. At least as a region worth respecting. But that suddenly got turned around and, almost out of nowhere, Bierzo wines, captained by the reds made with the Mencia grape, have bcome some of Spain’s most exciting offer. And they have firmly established themselves in tricky markets like Madrid, as well as abroad.

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Let’s Open a Bottle (4): D.O. Bierzo

No long ago the wines from this small region were relegated to supermarket service with little future of any substance to look forward to. At least as a region worth respecting. But that suddenly got turned around and, almost out of nowhere, Bierzo wines, captained by the reds made with the Mencia grape, have bcome some of Spain’s most exciting offer. And they have firmly established themselves in tricky markets like Madrid, as well as abroad.

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Let’s Open a Bottle (3) – D.O. Rueda

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Let’s Open a Bottle (3) – D.O. Rueda
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We’ll start our wine region review with a visit to what just may be the white wine capital of Spain, D.O. Rueda. Not that there aren’t other regions with fantastic white wine, but I think we’d be hard pressed to find one which has taken the market by storm the way Rueda has. It’s one of the most successful chapters of the Spanish Wine Revolution. Listen and enjoy!

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Let’s Open a Bottle (3) – D.O. Rueda

We’ll start our wine region review with a visit to what just may be the white wine capital of Spain, D.O. Rueda. Not that there aren’t other regions with fantastic white wine, but I think we’d be hard pressed to find one which has taken the market by storm the way Rueda has. It’s one of the most successful chapters of the Spanish Wine Revolution. Listen and enjoy!

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Spanish Wine EP. 2: The basics

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Spanish Wine EP. 2: The basics
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Before we dig in and start talking about some specifics, we thought we might get some basic information about wine in Spain to help you get by, and help you buy. We’re talking about the wine regions (D.O.’s, etc.) and the general types of wine you can get. We’ll even touch on the the different types of aged wine (crianzas, reservas, etc.) Enjoy and ¡salud!

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Spanish Wine EP. 2: The basics

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Before we dig in and start talking about some specifics, we thought we might get some basic information about wine in Spain to help you get by, and help you buy. We’re talking about the wine regions (D.O.’s, etc.) and the general types of wine you can get. We’ll even touch on the the different types of aged wine (crianzas, reservas, etc.) Enjoy and ¡salud!

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SPANISH WINE: An ongoing revolution

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SPANISH WINE: An ongoing revolution
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Years ago I wrote two books about Spanish wine and its major tranformation since the 1970s. That was twenty years ago and I can assure you that the revolution is still going on and it’s quite possibly more dynamic than ever. This is a new series by Brian’s Spain Domain. We want to share its history, its regions its diversity, because by learning about Spanish wine, in many ways we learn about the wonderful richness and diversity of its culture, of its many cultures. Enjoy!

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify, Amazon. Apple and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, click on our PayPal donate button or check us out at Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

SPANISH WINE: An ongoing revolution

Ribera Vineyards in Spain - SmoothRed
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Years ago I wrote two books about Spanish wine and its major tranformation since the 1970s. That was twenty years ago and I can assure you that the revolution is still going on and it’s quite possibly more dynamic than ever. This is a new series by Brian’s Spain Domain. We want to share its history, its regions its diversity, because by learning about Spanish wine, in many ways we learn about the wonderful richness and diversity of its culture, of its many cultures. Enjoy!

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify, Amazon. Apple and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, click on our PayPal donate button or check us out at Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain