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Jun 14 2019

Video: 3 Surprising Spanish Wines from… Guillermo Cruz, Best Sommelier in Spain 2014

Three seductive wines made in Rioja, Sherry and in the Canary island of Tenerife. Would you like to know why they were chosen by one of Spain’s best sommeliers?

Don’t let his youth fool you. This sommelier has racked up a huge collection of professional accolades, including Best Sommelier in Spain 2014, the only Spanish candidate at the Best Sommelier in the World Competition 2014, the Best Cava Sommelier 2017, etc. We’ve asked Guillermo Cruz to recommend us three surprising Spanish wines. Can you guess what they might be?

He’s one of the most well-known personalities in the European wine world. His knowledge and professional ambition have led him to take charge of the wine lists of prestigious restaurants like Mugaritz (where he still worked at the time this video was made) and elBulli Hotel Hacienda Benazuza. He is currently the head sommelier at Abvibium restaurant in Valladolid, which belongs to one of the most prestigious wineries in DO Ribera del Duero, Pago de Carraovejas.

In this video, Guillermo Cruz suggests three Spanish wines that are as different as they are appealing: a Fino de Jerez made by González Byass winery that is so versatile that it can be enjoyed as an aperitif, at the end of a meal, or with the entire meal from start to finish; a classic wine from DOCa Rioja, made with all of the wisdom and know-how of a great winery like López de Heredia Viña Tondonia; and a third wine, from a winery on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Ignios Orígenes, made with fascinating local grape variety Baboso Negro.

Learn more details about these three wines and what to pair them with in this video.

Video: Multimedia Departmet ICEX Spain Trade and Investment.

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