News | Feb 13 2018

Wine Up! Guide to Spanish Wines and Spirits

The 2018 edition of the Guía Wine Up! has been released, confirming both the excellent quality and value of Spanish wines.


 

This is the 11th edition of this guide to Spanish wines and spirits, which is edited and distributed annually in both Spanish and English through http://www.wineup.es, where it can be downloaded free of charge.

Written by wine expert, consultant and founder of Wine Up! Joaquin Parra, this guide uses a point system to rate the more than 1,150 wine and spirits that were judged through blind tastings carried out in 2017.

Regarding Spanish wine denominations and regions, the guide confirms the importance of the wines of DO Jerez, which are particularly noteworthy for their high marks, as well as the overall increase in their average price. Other trends to look out for in this annual guide include the continuing strength of DOCa Rioja and DO Ribera del Duero, the consistent improvement of DO Ribeiro Wines, the dominance of DO Rías Baixas wines on the list of top Spanish white wines, and the overall quality of PGO Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla wines in Castile-La Mancha.

Other features of the guide include a list of the most important wine blogs in Spain, a "Top 100" wine list, a "Best in Class" rating that examines quality-price ratios for wines that range in price from six to forty-five euros, and a directory of more than 3,200 wineries in Spain.

This interactive, dual-language guide contains more than 6,000 links, including direct access to winery social media sites, designation of origins, online wine shops, wine tourism reservations and more. And finally, for this 2018 edition, the Guía Wine Up! names Spanish Master of Wine Pedro Ballesteros the "Person of the Year."

 

Written by wine expert, consultant and founder of Wine Up! Joaquin Parra, this guide uses a point system to rate the more than 1,150 wine and spirits that were judged through blind tastings carried out in 2017.


Adrienne Smith/@ICEX
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