Ribera y Rueda Say Cheese!

Click here for Cheese Pairing Guide First, a little background. The American Cheese Society (ACS) is the gold-standard organization for American cheesemakers, small and large, retailers, distributors, scientists, chefs, and pretty much anyone whose profession and/or passion intersects with cheese. The ACS also hosts a huge cheese competition that culminates in its annual “best cheeses” […]

The Perfect Glass

This is no more important than it is in Ribera del Duero and Rueda, where Tempranillo and Verdejo are made and aged in a variety of styles. This translates to a search for glassware that will accentuate the components of each and keep the wines in balance from nose to palate. History in a glass […]

Women in Wine in Ribera y Rueda

A balance shift The evidence of women winemakers is no more apparent than in Rueda in Spain’s Castilla y León, where nearly two-thirds of the region’s 74 wineries are helmed by women, whether as winemakers, technical directors, and in some cases, both. In neighboring Ribera del Duero, the percentage of women winemakers is far fewer. […]

Cellared Wine for the Ages

First, let’s get some semantics out of the way. This is not about wine collecting as an investment. We’ll leave that for another day and maybe another lifetime. Instead, this is about how to get the most bang for your buck when you’d like to put a few wines down for that special occasion or […]

Trends, Wines & Bite

These new flavors include foods and spices from Nigeria and in Asia, Laos, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. Not only are we enthusiastically embracing flavors from these countries, but it also turns out Rueda Verdejo loves them just as much. So too the Peruvian Japanese cuisine called Nikkei that has now made its way onto […]

Food & Wine Issue: Tapas


For those wines, look no further than Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero and Verdejo from Rueda, Spain’s two most prestigious wine regions. Each region produces a range of wines in food-friendly styles, wines that go especially well with the delicious recipes designed for professionals and home cooks alike that we’ve included here. One bite of […]

Royal Riberas and Rising Ruedas

“Wine is sunlight held together by water.” – Galileo These wines from Spain’s Castilla y León are as premium as they get, and because of their stellar (and cellar!) reputation and the fact that Spain’s most expensive wines come from this region, they have “gift” written all over them. These wines also have a surprise […]

Bring on the Grilled Cheese

What follows is a pairing roadmap that includes secrets for creating your own perfect grilled cheese and wine pairing. Surprising though this may be, it all starts with the wine. For that, look no further than these two quintessential grilled cheese wines: Ribera del Duero Tempranillo and Rueda Verdejo. Paired with delectable sandwiches  – Grilled […]