Spain is one of the favourite wine-producing countries among Decanter readers. Sarah Jane Evans MW and Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW explain how to build the perfect Spanish cellar, including wines to buy for all budgets, their top tips, vintage guides and further reading on the subject.
Spanish cellar: Further reading
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- Sarah Jane Evans MW’s Spanish cellar for £300
- Pedro Ballesteroes Torres MW’s Spanish cellar for £800
The most up-to-date information is online: foodswinesfromspain.com is a comprehensive, official site, with lots of data, while winesfromspainuk.com has news of events in the UK, plus maps and information. Specialist importers and retailers often have useful material on their websites.
The Finest Wines of Rioja and Northwest Spain, by Jesús Barquín, Luis Gutiérrez and Victor de La Serna (2011). The most up-to-date book on Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Navarra, Bierzo, Galicia and the Basque Country. Excellent, thorough descriptions and accurate analysis. Inevitably there have been changes since the book was written, but this remains a very useful guide with profiles – and superb portrait photos – of the leading producers.
The Vinologue series: Priorat (2014), Montsant (2014) and Empordà (2012) by Miquel Hudin and Elia Varela Serra. Useful pocket guides for visitors to the wineries and the regions.