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Tag Archives: Tempranillo

• Cabernet Sauvignon Now World’s Most Planted Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon Now World’s Most Planted Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely planted grape variety, a recent study from the University of Adelaide has found. Since 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have more than doubled their share of hectares under vine, making them the top two cultivated varieties in the world. In the same period, Tempranillo and Chardonnay have more […]

• Limited edition Star Trek wines on sale. Oy.

Limited edition Star Trek wines on sale. Oy.

A Sonoma-based winery has created a limited edition range of Star Trek wines with labels based on the original series’ most popular shows. Created by Viansa Winery, the range is apparently a salute to the fictional wines mentioned in the show, such as Tulaberry and Bajoran spring wine, as well as the show’s fiftieth anniversary. […]

• Vibrant Rioja! What’s Not To Love?

Vibrant Rioja! What’s Not To Love?

Ah, what’s not to love about well-priced wines that are ready to drink and, oh, by the way, really good? At a tasting recently, I had a chance to sample a whole lot of Riojas and came away with a new-found respect. They are approachable, have plenty of complexity to make them interesting and certainly […]

• Tempranillo is rising star in Southern Oregon wine

Tempranillo is rising star in Southern Oregon wine

Sometimes I feel like we give so much attention to pinot noir that it’s like lavishing all your attention on one child in the family at the expense of other siblings. It’s even worse when you live in the Mid-Valley because there is so much pinot noir grown and produced in our area. According to […]

• White revolution taking place in Rioja

White revolution taking place in Rioja

Though white Rioja currently accounts for just 5% of the Spanish region’s global sales, winemakers are now investing time and energy into getting the best from the grape, particularly in light of the 2007 law allowing Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdejo to be used alongside Viura in blending. The regulations allow those grapes to be […]

• Famed Spanish wine charges into Northwest vineyards

Famed Spanish wine charges into Northwest vineyards

Throughout the Northwest — indeed, around the northern hemisphere — winemakers are beginning to harvest Tempranillo, a red wine grape made famous in Spain’s Rioja region. Tempranillo gets its name from the Spanish word “temprano,” which translates to “early.” It is so named because of its tendency to ripen earlier than many other varieties. Tempranillo […]