Wine: A Rioja riot

Spain produces more wine than any other country in the world and, in an occasional series, we will sample the different styles and varieties of Spanish wine, writes Tomás Clancy.

14th September, 2013
The Richard Rogers-designed Bodegas Protos at Ribera del Duero.

When we visit a wine region or pick up a bottle of wine, we are weighing in our hand the direct result of an ongoing tension between reason, history, politics and geography. I feel this is at least one of the key reasons why wine and food are such important indicators and pathways into the culture of any nation.

Spain has had among the most dramatic, violent and varied history of all European nations, and...

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