UPDATED November 16th, 2017
In taking a glance at a map of the many winemaking regions of Spain, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Spain is currently producing wine in every style imaginable, with no shortage of complicated labeling terms and unpronounceable grape varieties. But for the curious wine lover, Spain offers a huge opportunity to find new and delicious favorites for every occasion, season and meal. All it takes is an adventurous spirit and an open mind, and you’ll be drinking your way around this fascinating country in no time. Here are four important Spanish wines to get you started.
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Cava Cava is Spain’s answer to Champagne. Made in a similar style, but using less expensive grapes and produced in a region where real estate is significantly less expensive than Champagne, Cava offers truly delicious sparkling wine at budget-friendly prices. Serve this festive, bubbly Spanish wine with an array of tapas, vegetable-based dishes or seafood of any kind, and you’ve got yourself a party. One of our favorites is Cristalino Cava Brut NV.