When most of us think of Spanish wine, we think of red wine. And why shouldn’t we? Nearly all of Spain’s well-known wines are red.
Regions such as Rioja (ree-yo-hah) in the north- central and Ribera Del Duero (ree-bear-a-del-dwero) just a click to the south, have been producing tasty reds for decades.
All the fuss about Spanish reds has certainly left their white counterparts in the dust.
Although none of these wines will change your life, there are a few worth mentioning as they can be good choices for everyday drinking and are extremely easy to pair with a wide variety of foods.
White wines made from the Albariño (all-bah-reen-yo) and Verdejo (vare-day-ho) grapes have received widespread praise in recent years for their simplistic and easy-drinking yet tasty style. But there is a couple of other lesser-known Spanish whites that are widely available in supermarkets and wine shops that are bound to quench your thirst on a hot summer day.
White Rioja, which is made from nearly all Viura (vee-your-ah) grapes, is sometimes blended with small parts Malvasia (maul-vay-sia) and Garnacha Blanca (gar-notch-a-blon-ka). Its quality can vary wildly, but if you look hard enough you can find some good ones.