November 9 marks International Tempranillo Day to honor one of Spain’s premier grape varieties. Ribera del Duero represents arguably the best Tempranillo worldwide and has won the hearts of many in the U.S. This popularity stems from its favored status among sommeliers and its availability in boutique wine shops.
Noted for elegance, depth, and richness, Ribera del Duero wines range from an affordable $15 entry-level to a premium $1,000 bottle. These wines, regardless of their price point, deliver exceptional value. Revel in its dark fruit undertones, exquisite mouthfeel, and impressive cellar longevity and mark your calendars for November 9th, a day dedicated to Spain’s iconic Tempranillo grape.
Here’s how you can immerse in the Tempranillo festivities:Shop Locally or Online: Find a local specialty shop that carries Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero. If you don’t already have a go-to place to buy wines in-person, visit these online retailers. We love supporting small, independent wine shops, but you’re bound to find a bottle at your club store or supermarket. From cozy nights by the fireplace to vibrant dinner parties, there’s a Ribera del Duero for every occasion.
Dine the Spanish Way & Order it By the Glass Day: Let Tempranillo take center stage at your favorite Spanish restaurant. Experience the soul of the Spanish table and try Tempranillo with foods with Iberian heritage. To make it an authentic affair, [check out this map of certified Spanish eateries by Food & Wines from Spain] (click for map).
Throw a Tempranillo Tasting! Invite friends for a Tempranillo evening and ask everyone to bring a bottle of Ribera del Duero. Whether pairing with traditional tapas or experimenting with tandoori chicken, potstickers or baby back ribs, the options are endless. Need tips? Dive into pocket guides on grilling with Tempranillo, pairing haute snacks and Tempranillo, and mastering the Tempranillo cheese pairing.
Snap & Share a Glass on Social: Celebrate on social media! Tag @RiberayRuedaWine with hashtags #RiberaDelDuero #Tempranillo #Spanishredwine #InternationalTempranilloDay #SpanishWine #WineLovers #WineTime #WineTasting and sign up to win a captivating Spanish escapade! Follow the link to win a trip to Spain.Craving more on Tempranillo?Dive into tales, pairings, and the vibrant history of Ribera del Duero penned by award-winning author Laura Werlin by exploring the website.
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