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What are the top red grapes of Spain

Tempranillo and garnacha

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What are the top classic regions of Spain

Rioja DOCa
Jezez DO (sherry)

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What are some regions other than the classic regions of Spain that are Important

Ribera del Duero DOCa
Rias Baixas DO
Priorato DOCa
Cava DO

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What country has more vineyard acres than any other world

Spain

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What is the system of wine laws in Spain

Denominations de Origen: DO
These laws are based on the French wine laws

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What is the top white grape of Spain

Albariño

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What is vino de Mesa

Table wines

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What is Vino de Calidad con Indicaion Geografica

The second level of Spanish wine law classification. Grades must be wrong with that specific recognized region, specific grape varietals, yields, and winemaking practices must be used

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The classification Vino de Calidad con indicacion Geografica on wine labels is what

Vino de Calidad de

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What is the highest wine law designation that can be printed a bottle in Spain

DO meaning denomination de Origen

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What is the highest classification for wine that would be printed on a wine label in Spain

DOCa meaning Denonimacion de Origen Calificada. To receive this qualification you must have had a DO status for at least 10 years and a track record of historically top quality wines

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What does Vino de Pago mean

Estate bottled

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Describe Albariño

It can be light to medium bodied with a zesty acidity and is often bursting with ripe fruit flavored such as peaches, citrus, melon, and Kiwi fruit

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What is the main region where Albariño is produced

Rias Baixas

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What famous grape of Spain is usually used as a blending grape

Granacha

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If you are to have a single varietal example of granacha from Spain, what region would it most likely be from

Priorato DOCa

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What is the most well-known grape of Spain

Tempranillo

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What are the two most important regions for growing Tempranillo

Rioja DOCa &
Ribera del Duero DOCa

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Describe Tempranillo

Produces medium to full-bodied red wine with a powerful tannin structure. Flavors are reminiscent of right cherries strawberries, spice, Clay and leather. Oak aging is very common and complements the great nicely

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What is the Spanish name for Mourvèdre

Monastrell is the Spanish name, this grape is native to Spain. It is used in Spain as a blending grape, on its own and in Rose wines. It is powerful and earthy

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Where is Verdejo grown

In Spain, it is a white wine grape used to produce some of Spain's top dry white wines

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Where is airen grown

Airen is grown in Spain, takes up the acreage in Spain. It mostly produces ordinary white table wine

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Where is Viura grown

Viura is A very important white wine varietal grown in many regions throughout Spain. It is the leading white grape from Rioja. It is also known as Macabeo in some regions. It produces pleasantly fruity white wines

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What is the most famous wine region of Spain

Rioja, The main grape grown in this region is Tempranillo. Most wines from Rioja are red blends with a focus on Tempranillo. Extended time in the wine barrel very common in this region

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Where is the Rioja region of Spain located

The north-central part of Spain in the Ebro river valley, below the cantabrian mountain

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What is the climate of Rioja

It has a dry, continental climate, It is more than 1000 feet above sea level and protected by the mountains to the north and it is fairly dry

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What are the three sub regions of Rioja

Rioja Alta in the west and Rioja Alvervesa to the north. Rioja Baja is the largest and warmest covering the eastern region

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What are the official aging designations of Rioja

Crianza - 2 years with one in oak
Reserva - 3 years with one in oak
Grand reserva - 5 years with 2 in oak

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What is the second most famous growing region of Spain

Ribera del Duero DOCa

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Where in the world do they produce the most Sparking wine

Cava

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How would you compare a Cava to a champagne

More body, less acidity, and labor fruit, and citrus flavors

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What are the three main grape varietals use in Cava

Macabeo, parellada and
Xarel-lo
Though Chardonnay now aloud and gaining some popularity

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What is Rias Baixas known for

Albariño, known for its elegant ripe fruit aromas

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What are the main grapes of Priorato DOCa

Granacha and carinena (carignan)
These wines have received international attention

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What do they grow in rueda

They are completely dedicated to white wine production, mostly growing the soft an aromatic grape Verdejo

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What do they call Tempranillo in Toro

Tinto de Toro, in Toro they make rich, concentrated red wine

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What do they grow in Bierzo

Softer red wines from Mencia grapes, which is indigenous to Spain

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What grape is used to make Sherry

Palomino

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What region of Spain is Sherry from

Jerez is in southwestern Spain in the Atlantic coast

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What are the three grapes that may be grown in Jerez

Palomino
Pedro Ximenez
Moscatel

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What is Vino dulce

Extremely sweet juice that is pressed from the raisins of Pedro Ximenez grapes which is added just before bottling too sweet styles of Sherry

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What is Vino de color

It is the must that is produced from muscatel grapes. This is added to Sherry just prior to bottling. It provides a darker color

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If you're trying a Fino style Sherry what might you taste

Bread dough and toasted nuts. The Sherries areare light crisp and dry

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Where is manzanilla sherry made

In Sanlucar de Barrameda. Due to its close proximity to the ocean it has a salty flavor. Manzanilla Sherries are light and dry. They must be drank within a day or two of opening